Updated: Apr 11, 2017
Yonghao Yue
Assistant Professor
Statistical Mechanics Group, The University of Tokyo
I am an assistant professor at The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, in the Department of Complexity Science and Engineering. My research interest focuses on how to bring physics and computer closer to develop computational tools for human to understand or interact with physically based behaviors, or for robots to perform smarter. I received my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo.

Selected publications    sorted by topics by publication dates

Predictive simulations
"Continuum Foam: A Material Point Method for Shear-Dependent Flows," Yonghao Yue, Breannan Smith, Christopher Batty, Changxi Zheng, and Eitan Grinspun. 2015. To appear in ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.34, No.5 (To be presented as SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015). Kobe, Japan. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Unbiased, Adaptive Stochastic Sampling for Rendering Inhomogeneous Participating Media," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2010. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.29, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), pp.177:1-7. Seoul, Korea. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Toward Optimal Space Partitioning for Unbiased, Adaptive Free Path Sampling of Inhomogeneous Participating Media," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2011. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.30, No.7 (Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2011), pp.1911-1919. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. [PDF] [Bibtex] [Project]

Physically based designs
"Legolization: Optimizing LEGO Designs," Sheng-Jie Luo, Yonghao Yue, Chun-Kai Huang, Yu-Huan Chung, Sei Imai, Tomoyuki Nishita, and Bing-Yu Chen. 2015. To appear in ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.34, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015). Kobe, Japan. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Wire Mesh Design," Akash Garg, Andrew Sageman-Furnas, Bailin Deng, Yonghao Yue, Eitan Grinspun, Mark Pauly, and Max Wardetzky. 2014. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.33, No.4 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2014), pp.66:1-12. Vancouver, Canada. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Poisson-Based Continuous Surface Generation for Goal-Based Caustics," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2014. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.33, No.3, pp.31:1-7 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2014). Vancouver, Canada. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Pixel Art with Refracted Light by Rearrangeable Sticks," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2012. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.31, No.2 (Proc. of EUROGRAPHICS 2012), pp.575-582. Cagliari, Italy. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"An Inverse Problem Approach for Automatically Adjusting the Parameters for Rendering Clouds Using Photographs," Yoshinori Dobashi, Wataru Iwasaki, Ayumi Ono, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yonghao Yue, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2012. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.31, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), pp.145:1-10. Singapore, Singapore. [PDF] [Bibtex] [Project]

Predictive simulations for smart robots
"Folding Deformable Objects using Predictive Simulation and Trajectory Optimization," Yinxiao Li, Yonghao Yue, Danfei Xu, Eitan Grinspun, and Peter K. Allen. 2015. To appear in IROS 2015. Hamburg, Germany. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Regrasping and Unfolding of Garments Using Predictive Thin Shell Modeling," Yinxiao Li, Danfei Xu, Yonghao Yue, Yan Wang, Shih-Fu Chang, Eitan Grinspun, and Peter K. Allen. 2015. Proc. IEEE ICRA 2015, pp.1382-1388. Seattle, USA. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]

Awards

Information Processing Society of Japan
Yamashita memorial award (Mar 2012)

The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Excellent research and presentation award (Dec 2011)

NICOGRAPH
International CG Award (Jun 2011)

Information Processing Society of Japan
Excellent research and presentation award (GCAD Award), Japan (Nov 2010)

Information Processing Society of Japan
Excellent research and presentation award (GCAD Award), Japan (Jun 2010)

Information Processing Society of Japan
Excellent research and presentation award (GCAD Award), Japan (Jun 2009)

NICOGRAPH
Excellent Poster Award, Japan (Mar 2008)

The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
VC Award, Japan (Jun 2007)

Information Processing Society of Japan
Excellent research and presentation award (GCAD Award), Japan (Jun 2007)


Grants

Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (17H04682) Project leader

JSPS Fellowship for Research Abroad

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up (23800011) Project leader

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (23500112) Project member

JSPS Fellow (20-7968)

International Information Science Foundation (IISF), Japan
Visiting Researcher Support Program
Grant No: 2007.2.2.969

NEC C&C Foundation, Japan
Support Program for Presentation at International Academic Conference
Grant No: 19-025