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 Publications

Steven Garcia, Patrick  Kelley, Yin Yang, "Fast Image Segmentation on Mobile Phone using Multi-level Graph Cut", in Proceeding of GI, 2015.

[video 30M] [pdf 18M] [bibtex] [web]

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

[video 38M] [pdf 13M] [bibtex]

Ran Luo, Lifeng Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Patrick  Kelley, Vanessa Svihla, Yin Yang, "Interactive Design and Simulation of Tubular Supporting Structure", to appear in Graphical Models, 2015.

[video 51M] [pdf 16M] [bibtex] [web]

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]

Deformation streaming
Ziying Tang, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Distributed Haptic Interactions with Physically-Based 3D Deformable Models over Lossy Networks", in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 417-428, 2013.

[video] [pdf] [appendix][bibtex]

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

[video] [supplementary video] [pdf] [bibtex]

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

[video] [pdf] [bibtex]

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," in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. e749-e756, 2012.
[video] [pdf] [bibtex]
Full list of previous papers can be found here  



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


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