YZWIMG Zhouwang Yang, Ph.D.

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Affiliation: School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Office: Room 1325, Management and Research Building, East Campus, USTC

Address: No.96, Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, P. R. China

Phone: +86-551-63600216

Fax: +86-551-63601005

Email: yangzw@ustc.edu.cn

Website: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~yangzw/


Zhouwang Yang is a Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received his Bachelor degree, Master degree and PhD degree in Mathematics from USTC in 1997, 2000 and 2005, respectively. He worked at Seoul National University as a postdoctoral researcher from December 2006 to November 2007. He was a visiting scholar in School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Institute of Technology during August 2010 - August 2011. He has been working on geometric modeling and processing; optimization methods and their applications in sparse recovery. He also has a particular interest in the integration of optimization, machine learning and statistics for solving big data problems.

Honors and Awards: the Funding for New Century Excellent Talents in University (2011); the "Kun-Xue-Shou-Wang" Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012); the Operations Research & Application Award by Operations Research Society of China in 2016; the Youth Innovation Award by China Society for Computational Mathematics in 2017.

Research Interests

  • Geometric Modeling and Processing

  • Sparse Modeling and Sparse Optimization

  • Data Science: Medical Image Analysis; Intelligent Video Analysis; etc.

Selected Publications

  • Yunli Yang, Baiyu Chen, Zhouwang Yang. An algorithm for ordinal classification based on pairwise comparison. Journal of Classification, to appear, 2019. doi.org/10.1007/s00357-019-9311-4
  • Y. Song, Z. Yang, Y. Liu, J. Deng. Function representation based slicer for 3D printing. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 62: 276-293, 2018.
  • Baiyu Chen, Zi Yang, Zhouwang Yang. An algorithm for low-rank matrix factorization and its applications. Neurocomputing, 275: 1012-1020, 2018.
  • Y. Liu, Y. Song, Z. Yang, J. Deng. Implicit surface reconstruction with total variation regularization. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 52/53: 135-153, 2017.
  • R. Wang, L. Liu, Z. Yang, K. Wang, W. Shan, J. Deng, F. Chen. Construction of manifolds via compatible sparse representations. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 35(2), 14: 1-10, 2016.
  • Q. Zhang, Y. Liu, W. Zhou, Z. Yang. A sequential regression model for big data with attributive explanatory variables. Journal of the Operations Research Society of China, 3(4): 475-488, 2015.
  • L. Xu, R. Wang, J. Zhang, Z. Yang, J. Deng, F. Chen, L. Liu. Survey on sparsity in geometric modeling and processing. Graphical Models, 82: 160-180, 2015.
  • W. Wang, H. Chao, J. Tong, Z. Yang, X. Tong, H. Li, X. Liu, L. Liu. Saliency-preserving slicing optimization for effective 3D printing. Computer Graphics Forum, 34(6): 148-160, 2015.
  • X. Zhang, Y. Xia, J. Wang, Z. Yang, C. Tu, W. Wang. Medial axis tree-an internal supporting structure for 3D printing. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 35: 149-162, 2015.
  • Y. Li, X. Xie, Z. Yang. Alternating direction method of multipliers for solving dictionary learning models. Communications in Mathematics and Statistics, 3(1): 37-55, 2015.
  • H. Kang, F. Chen, Y. Li, J. Deng, Z. Yang. Knot calculation for spline fitting via sparse optimization. Computer-Aided Design, 58(1): 179-188, 2015.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Huizhi Xie, Xiaoming Huo. Data-driven smoothing can preserve good asymptotic properties. Perspectives on Big Data Analysis: Methodologies and Applications, 622: 125-139, 2014.
  • Yuan Liu, Wen Zhou, Zhouwang Yang, Jiansong Deng, Ligang Liu. Globally Consistent Rigid Registration. Graphical Models, 76(5): 542-553, 2014.
  • Ruimin Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Ligang Liu, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Decoupling noises and features via weighted $\ell_1$-analysis compressed sensing. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(2), 18:1-12, 2014.
  • Meng Wu, Weihong Zhang, Zhouwang Yang, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Spline spaces with mixed orders of continuity over T-meshes. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 268: 179-193, 2014.
  • Weiming Wang, Tuanfeng Y. Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Ligang Liu, Xin Tong, Weihua Tong, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen, Xiuping Liu. Cost-effective printing of 3D objects with skin-frame structures. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 32(6), 177:1-10, 2013.
  • Ruimin Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Ligang Liu, Qing Chen. Discretizing Laplace-Beltrami Operator from Differential Quantities. Communications in Mathematics and Statistics, 1(3): 331-350, 2013.
  • Meng Wu, Jinlan Xu, Ruimin Wang, Zhouwang Yang. Hierarchical bases of spline spaces with highest order smoothness over hierarchical T-subdivisions. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 29(7): 499-509, 2012.
  • Dong-Ming Yan, Wenping Wang, Yang Liu, Zhouwang Yang. Variational mesh segmentation via quadric surface fitting. Computer-Aided Design, 44(11): 1072-1082, 2012.
  • Jun Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Falai Chen. A variational model for normal computation of point clouds. The Visual Computer, 28(2): 163-174, 2012.
  • Jun Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Liangbing Jin, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Parallel and adaptive surface reconstruction based on implicit PHT-splines. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 28(8): 463-474, 2011.
  • Youhua Fu, Luxi Yang, Wei-Ping Zhu, Zhouwang Yang. A Convex Optimization Design of Relay Precoder for Two-Hop Mimo Relay Networks. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2010): 1-5, Cape Town, 2010.
  • Jun Wang, Zhouwang Yang, Liangbing Jin, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Adaptive surface reconstruction based on implicit PHT-splines. Proceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM'10): 101-110, Haifa, Israel, 2010.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Yeong-Hwa Seo, Tae-wan Kim. Adaptive triangular-mesh reconstruction by mean-curvature-based refinement from point clouds using a moving parabolic approximation. Computer-Aided Design, 42(1): 2-17, 2010.
  • Tae-wan Kim, Yoo-chul Kim, Jung-chun Suh, Sanyuan Zhang, Zhouwang Yang. Internal energy minimization in biarc interpolation. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 44(11): 1165-1174, 2009.
  • Tae-wan Kim, Yeong-hwa Seo, Sang-chul Lee, Zhouwang Yang, Minho Chang. Simultaneous registration of multiple views with markers. Computer-Aided Design, 41(4): 231-239, 2009.
  • Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen, Xin Li, Changqi Hu, Weihua Tong, Zhouwang Yang, Yuyu Feng. Polynomial splines over hierarchical T-meshes. Graphical Models, 74(4): 74-86, 2008.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Yeong-hwa Seo, Tae-wan Kim. Reconstructing a mesh from a point cloud by using a moving parabolic approximation. Advances in Geometric Modeling and Processing, (LNCS 4975): 370-383, 2008.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Tae-Wan Kim. Moving parabolic approximation of point clouds. Computer-Aided Design, 39(12): 1091-1112, 2007.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Chunlin Wu, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Specification of initial shapes for dynamic implicit curve/surface reconstruction. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 21(2): 249-254, 2006.
  • Zhouwang Yang, Jiansong Deng, Falai Chen. Fitting unorganized point clouds with active implicit B-spline curves. The Visual Computer, 21(8-10): 831-839, 2005. [Special Issues for Pacific Graphics 2005]


  • Mathematical Modeling (Spring 2016/2017/2018)

  • Operations Research (Fall 2011 - 2019)

  • Introduction to Data Science (Fall 2018)

  • Analytic Geometry and Linear Algebra (Spring 2013/2014/2015)

  • Optimization Algorithms (Spring 2012/2019)

  • Deep Learning (Seminar: Fall 2017)

  • Theoretical Machine Learning (Spring 2019)

  • Data Analysis and Modeling (Seminar: Fall 2013/2014)

  • Spline Functions and Approximation Theory (Fall 2011)


  • Graduates:

    Jingyao Ke, Yixin Luo, Yangling Ma, Ming Wen, Xingyu Liao, Huanan Dong, Hao Chen, Jing Kong, Andong Qiu, Lu Yang, Wenqiang Tang, JIajun Zhang, Yang Xu, Yeqian Du, Xinyu Wang, Yong Fang

  • Undergraduates:

    Guanhua Huang, Hao Wang, Lingxiao Wu, Cheng Peng, Yubin Huang, Peien Yao, Yunleng Zheng, Zhanfeng Mo, Jiahui Cheng

  • Former students:

    Guoqing Ma, Pingping Tao, Lingkai Chen, Huwei Mao, Meili Xiao, Hao Bai, Guxin Jiang, Wenjuan Zhang, Jiawang Duan, Yusheng Li, Wen Zhou, Yang Cao, Bin Wu, Xinchang Xie, Runtian Ren, Peigen Zhou, Yuchen Yang, Yingying Li, Bixuan Li, Bin Wang, Ruimin Wang, Qingting Zhang, Xueyu Shi, Zi Yang, Han Feng, Baiyu Chen, Rui Tao, Jun Gao, Tianlong Chen, Yuyang Shi, Yuwei Luo, Songtao Guo, Jingyuan Hu, Yunli Yang, Jiaojiao Yang, Yanzhi Song


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