Yin Yang

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The University of New Mexico
Office: ECE 134B
Phone: 505-277-5538
 Email: yangy@unm.edu

I am an assistant professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the University of New Mexico. I received my Ph.D degree in Computer Science with Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. My current research mostly focuses on computer graphics and related topics. More specifically, my research interests include deformable model, physics-based animation/simulation, medical imaging analysis and visualization. 

My name reads like Yin & Yang  in Mandarin if you read my first name first, which is a very famous concept in Chinese philosophy and also one of my main inspiration in my research and life.

Recent Projects

3D roadway pavement reconstruction & analysis
Using cost-effective depth sensors (e.g. MS Kinect) to capture/reconstruct the 3D geometry of the roadway pavement and analyze the distress automatically.
[Database link]

Related papers: coming soon
Deformation streaming
Haptics enabled deformation & streaming
Reduce the DOF number as well as the streaming data size in networked environment using different simulation strategy. Package delay can be well-handled based on the linearized time integration formulation. [video

Related papers: TOH13, MM13, HAVE13
Multi-domain subspace deformation
Extremely fast deformation simulation algorithm using domian decomposition. Subspaces are built locally with carefully-designed bases which do not cause any locking and over-constrainting problem. FE mesh over 200,000 elements can be simulated in real-time.  [video1] [video2] [video3]

Related papers: VR12 (Poster), TVCG13
Visualization of hunam tongue
Physics-based visualization combining modeling reduction and motion capture techniques: fast and plausiable visualization can be provided in real-time for specified hunman speech tasks. Comprehensive deformation analysis tool is also equipped in the framework. [video]

Related papers: SIGGRAPH12 (Poster), TVCG13
GPU-aided lung tumor tracking
Fast tracking lung tumor for patients with radiation therapy. Precisely and timely tracked tumor movement pattern could help dose delivery with higher accurately. 1000 time performance acceleration is achieved with GPU based SAT. [video]

Related papers: ASTRO10, PSIVT10, Red J.12


ECE/CS 412 Intorduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2013
ECE 495/595 ST: Advanced Computer Graphics and Animation, Spring 2014
ECE/CS 412 Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2014
ECE 495/595 ST: Advanced Computer Graphics and Animation, Spring 2015



Steven Garcia, Ph.D candidate@CS since 2013 (co-advisor, priciple advisor: Dr. Kelley @UNM CS)
Ran Luo, Ph.D candidate@ECE since 2014 (priciple advisor, co-advisor: Dr. Kelley @UNM CS)
Yuming Zhang, Ph.D student@ECE since 2015 (priciple advisor)
Qiong Wu, Ph.D candidate@CE since 2012 (co-advisor, priciple advisor: Dr. Zhang @ UNM CE)
Sikai Xie MS student@ECE since 2013 (priciple advisor, co-advisor: Dr. Zhang @ UNM CE)
Kele Xu, visiting Ph.D student (July 24 - Oct 14) from UPMC, France

Alejandro Hernandez, MS@ECE 2014 (priciple advisor, co-advisor: Dr. Shu) Software Engineer @ Intel now



Refereed Journal Papers

Yue Xie, Weiwei Xu, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo and Kun Zhou, "Agile Structural Analysis for Fabrication-Aware Shape Editing", to appear in Computer-Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) 2015.

Yin Yang, Weiwei Xu, Xiaohu Guo, Kun Zhou, Baining Guo, "Boundary-Aware Multi-Domain Subspace Deformation", in IEEE Transactions of Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 19, No. 10, pp. 1633-1645, 2013 (presented in SCA 2013).

Ziying Tang, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Distributed Haptic Interactions with Physically-Based 3D Deformable Models over Lossy Networks", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Haptics (TOH).

Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Jennell Vick, Luis Torres, Thomas Campbell,"Physics-Based Deformable Tongue Visualization", in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 811-823, 2013 (presented in IEEE VIS 2013).

Yin Yang, Zichun Zhong, Xiaohu Guo, Jing Wang, John Anderson, Timothy Solberg, Weihua Mao, "A Novel Markerless Technique to Evaluate Daily Lung Tumor Motion Based on Conventional Cone-Beam CT Projection Data", International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (Red journal), Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. e749-e756, 2012.

Yin Yang, Meng Gong, Brigitte Leblon, Chui, Ying Hei, "Linear Window Correlation: New Image Processing Based Approach to Strain Distribution Analysis of Wood", in Canadian Journal of Forest Research (CJFR), 41(11): 2141-2149, 2011

Yin Yang, Guodong Rong, Luis Torres, Xiaohu Guo, "Real-Time Hybrid Solid Simulation: Spectral Unification of Deformable and Rigid Materials", Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW), Vol. 21, Issue 3-4, pp. 151-159, 2010.

Yin Yang, Meng Gong, Chui, Ying Hei, "New Image Analysis Algorithm for Calculating Percentage Wood Failure". Holzforschung, Vol 62, Issue 2, pp. 248-251, 2008.

Jinkun He, Zhengmin Chen, Yin Yang, "Algorithms of Stack Sequence Based on Operator and Its Implementation", Computer Engineering and Design, Vol. 27 No.12, 51-53, 2006

Refereed Conference Papers

Steven Garcia, Patrick Kelley, Yin Yang, "Fast Image Segmentation on Mobile Phone using Multi-level Graph Cut", to appear in Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI 2015), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June, 2015.

Vanessa Svihla, Matthew Gines, Yin Yang, "Framing and Learning in Interactive Prototyping", FabLearn, Stanford, Octorber, 2014.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Haptic Simulation of Needle-tissue Interaction Based on Shape Matching", in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2014), Dallas, Texas, October 2014.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Suraj Raghuraman, Xiaohu Guo,Balakrishnan Prabhakaran "3D Immersive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Trainer", in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Conference (MM 2014), Orlando, November 2014 (demo paper).

Kele Xu, Yin Yang, A. Jaumard-Hakoun, P. Roussel, G. Dreyfus, M. Adda-Decker, A. Amelot, L. Crevier. Buchman, P. Chawah, T. Fux, C. Pillot-Loiseau, S. K. Al Kork, M. Stone, B. Denby, "3D Tongue Motion Visualization Based on Ultrasound Image Sequences", in Proceedings of Interspeech 2014, Singapore, Sep. 2014.

Joubin Nasehi Tehrani, Jing Wang, Xiaohu Guo, and Yin Yang, "3D Markerless Registration of Lung Based On Coherent Point Drift: Application in Image Guided Radiotherapy", Annual Meeting and Technical Exhibition of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), 2014 Oral Presentation.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Haptic-Enabled Interactive Rendering of Deformable Objects based on Shape Matching", in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, October 2013.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "A Multigrid Approach for Bandwidth and Display Resolution Aware Streaming of 3D Deformations," in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Conference (MM 2013), Barcelona, Spain, October 2013.

Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, "Tongue Visualization for Specified Speech Task," ACM SIGGRAPH Conference (SIGGRAPH), Los Angeles, August 2012, poster.

Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, "Physics-Based Multi-Domain Subspace Deformation with Component Mode Synthesis," IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR 2012), Orange County, March 2012, poster (best poster, honorable mention).

Yin Yang, Zichun Zhong, Guodong Rong, Xiaohu Guo, Jing Wang, Timothy Solberg, and Weihua Mao, "Real-Time GPU-Aided Lung Tumor Tracking", in Proceedings of Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT 2010), Singapore, Nov. 2010 (awarded with travel grant).

Yin Yang, Zichun Zhong, Xiaohu Guo, John Anderson, Timothy Solberg, Weihua Mao, "A Novel Markerless Technique To Evaluate Daily Lung Tumor Motion," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), San Diego, October 2010.

Ziying Tang, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "On Supporting Collaborative Haptic Interaction with Physically-Based 3D Deformations", in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2010), Phoenix, US, Oct. 2010.

Yin Yang, Guodong Rong, Luis Torres, Xiaohu Guo, "Spectral Simulation of Hybrid Bodies with Deformable and Rigid Materials", ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3DG 2010), Washington DC, US, Feb. 2010, poster.


Yin Yang, "Physics-based Subspace Deformation: Theory and Application" PH.D dissertation, Universityof Texas at Dallas, Jun. 2013.

Yin Yang, Guodong Rong, Jianfen Ren, Luis Torres, Xiaohu Guo, "Spectral Hybrid Simulation of Deformable and Rigid Bodies", Technique Report, UTDCS-19-09, Jul. 2009.


SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences
Signal, Image and Video Processing
Graphical Models
Journal of Signal Processing Systems
Pacific Visualization 2011/2012
IEEE Virtual Reality 2012
Pacific Graphics 2012