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E-mail: edchien@bu.edu

Snail mail:
Boston University
Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall, Rm 119
Boston, MA 02215-2411

Overview

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science here at Boston University. Until recently, I was a postdoc in the Geometric Data Processing Group led by Prof. Justin Solomon.

Research interests: geometry processing, hex meshing, optimal transport, harmonic and bounded distortion mappings

I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2015 from Rutgers University under Prof. Feng Luo, studying low-dimensional topology and geometry. More specifically, my thesis constructed square tilings of surfaces arising from discrete harmonic differential 1-forms.

Afterwards, I transitioned to applied work, working as a postdoc with Dr. Ofir Weber at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. While there, I focused on harmonic and bounded distortion methods for mapping, parametrization, and interpolation.

For my second postdoc, I returned to the States for three years at MIT, where I began research in hex meshing and applied optimal transport. My work continues in these directions today. I have thoroughly enjoyed combining my theoretical training with complex engineering problems.