Yin Yang

Associate Professor
School of Computing
Clemson University
Office: 315 McAdams Hall
Email: yin5@clemson.edu

I am an associate professor with School of Computing, Clemson University. Before joining Clemson, I was a faculty member at University of New Mexico. I received my Ph.D. from University of Texas at Dallas (with David Daniel fellowship). I am a recipient of the NSF CRII award (2015) and CAREER award (2019). My research aims to develop efficient and customized computing methods for challenging problems in Graphics, Simulation, Machine Learning, Vision, Visualization, Robotics, Medicine, and many other applied areas.

My name reads like Yin & Yang Yin & Yang in Mandarin if you put my first name first, which is a famous concept in traditional Chinese philosophy and also a key inspiration in my research and life.

My group always welcomes hardworking students. If you love math and programming and are interested in my research, drop me an email.


Recent Publications


Lei Lan*, Yang Yin*, Danny Kaufman, Junfeng Yao, Minchen Li, Chenfanfu Jiang, "Medial IPC: Accelerated Incremental Potential Contact with Medial Elastics", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021) .
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Siyuan Shen*, Yang Yin*, Tianjia Shao, He Wang, Chenfanfu Jiang, Lei Lan, Kun Zhou, "High-order Differentiable Autoencoder for Nonlinear Model Reduction", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021) .
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Jiamin Xu, Xiuchao Wu, Zihan Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Yin Yang, Hujun Bao, Qixing Huang, "Scalable Image-based Indoor Scene Rendering with Reflections", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021).
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Longhua Wu, Botao Wu, Yin Yang, Huamin Wang, "A Safe and Fast Repulsion Method for GPU-based Cloth Self Collisions", ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented in SIGGRAPH 2021).
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Zheng Dong, Ke Xu, Yin Yang, Hujun Bao, Weiwei Xu, Rynson W.H. Lau, "Location-aware Single Image Reflection Removal", arXiv preprint, arXiv:2012.07131.
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Lijuan Liu, Yin Yang, Yi Yuan, Tianjia Shao, He Wang, Kun Zhou, "In-game Residential Home Planning via Visual Context-aware Global Relation Learning", AAAI 2021.
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Hang Zhao, Qijin She, Chenyang Zhu, Yin Yang, Kai Xu, "Online 3D Bin Packing with Constrained Deep Reinforcement Learning", AAAI 2021.
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Siyuan Shen, Tianjia Shao, Kun Zhou, Chenfanfu Jiang, Feng Luo, and Yin Yang, "Second-order Neural Network Training Using Complex-step Directional Derivative", arXiv preprint, arXiv:2009.07098.
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Lifeng Zhu, Rubin Ren, Dapeng Chen, Aiguo Song, Jia Liu, Ning Ye, Yin Yang, "Feel the inside: A Haptic Interface for Navigating Stress Distribution Inside Objects", The Visual Computer (CGI 2020).
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Lei Lan, Ran Luo, Marco Fratarcangeli, Weiwei Xu, Huamin Wang, Xiaohu Guo, Junfeng Yao, Yin Yang, "Medial Elastics: Efficient and Collision-ready Deformation via Medial Axis Transform", ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented in SIGGRAPH 2020).
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Ran Luo, Weiwei Xu, Tianjia Shao, Hongyi Xu, Yin Yang, "Accelerated Complex Step Finite Difference for Expedient Deformable Simulation", ACM Transactions on Graphics, (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019).
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Xudong Feng, Jiafeng Liu, Huamin Wang, Yin Yang, Hujun Bao, Bernd Bickel, Weiwei Xu, "Computational Design of Skinned Quad Robots", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2019.
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Hao Yu, Xiaofeng Chen, Zhenning Li, Guohui Zhang, Pan Liu, Jinfu Yang, Yin Yang "Taxi-based Mobility Demand Formulation and Prediction Using Conditional Generative Adversarial Network-Driven Learning Approaches", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2019.
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Ran Luo, Tianjia Shao, Huamin Wang, Weiwei Xu, Kun Zhou, Yin Yang, "NNWarp: Neural Network-based Nonlinear Deformation", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2019.
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Tianjia Shao, Yin Yang, Yanlin Weng, Qiming Hou, Kun Zhou, "H-CNN: Spatial Hashing Based CNN for 3D Shape Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2019.
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Marco Fratarcangeli, Huamin Wang, Yin Yang, "Parallel Iterative Solvers for Real-time Elastic Deformations", SIGGRAH Asia course, 2018.
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Minmin Lin, Tianjia Shao, Youyi Zheng, Zhong Ren, Yanlin Weng, Yin Yang, "Automatic Single-Image Mechanism Modeling using Deep Neural Network", Computer Graphics Forum (PG 2018).
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Jiamin Xu, Weiwei Xu, Yin Yang, Zhigang Deng, Hujun Bao, "Online Global Non-rigid Registration for 3D Object Reconstruction Using Consumer-level Depth Cameras", Computer Graphics Forum (PG 2018).
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Yuming Zhang, Cong Chen, Qiong Wu, Qi Lu, Su Zhang, Guohui Zhang, Yin Yang, "A Kinect-Based Approach for 3D Pavement Surface Reconstruction and Cracking Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2018.
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Weiwei Xu, Haifeng Yang, Yin Yang, Yiduo Wang, Kun Zhou, "Stress-aware Large Scale Shape Editing using Domain-decomposed Multigrid Solver", Computer Aided Geometric Design (GMP 2018).
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Ran Luo, Weiwei Xu, Huamin Wang, Kun Zhou, Yin Yang, "Physics-based Quadratic Deformation Using Elastic Weighting", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018.
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Xiao-Yu Wang, Yin Yang, Kang Zhang, "Customization and Generation of Floor Plans based on Graph Transformations", Automation in Construction, 2018.
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Yuming Zhang, Guohui Zhang, Rafael Fierro and Yin Yang, "Force-Driven Traffic Simulation for Future CAV-Enabled Smart Transportation System", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2018.
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Yuming Zhang, Steven Garcia, Weiwe Xu, Tianjia Shao, Yin Yang, "Efficient Voxelization Using Projected Optimal Scanline", Graphical Models, 2017.
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Ran Luo*, Qiang Fang*, Jianguo Wei, Weiwei Xu, Yin Yang, "Acoustic VR of Human Tongue: Real-time Speech-driven Visual Tongue System", IEEE VR, 2017 .
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Zhao Haiming, Weiwei Xu, Kun Zhou, Yin Yang, Xiaogang Jin, Hongzhi Wu, "Stress‐Constrained Thickness Optimization for Shell Object Fabrication", Computer Graphics Forum, 2017.
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Huamin Wang, Yin Yang, "Descent Methods for Elastic Body Simulation on the GPU", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016).
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Mingliang Xu, Mingyuan Li, Weiwei Xu, Zhigang Deng, Yin Yang, Kun Zhou, "Interactive Mechanism Modeling from Multi-view Images", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016).
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Yuliang Rong, Tianjia Shao, Youyi Zheng, Yin Yang, Kun Zhou, "An Interactive Approach for Functional Prototype Recovery from a Single RGBD Image", Computational Visual Media, 2016 (CVM annual best paper).
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Yin Yang, Dingzeyu Li, Weiwei Xu, Yuan Tian, Changxi Zheng, "Expediting Precomputation for Reduced Deformable Simulation", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015).
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Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Adaptive Hierarchical Shape Matching", PG 2015 (short paper).
"Stable Haptic Interaction Based on Adaptive Hierarchical Shape Matching", Computational Visual Media, 2015.
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Steven Garcia, Patrick Kelley, Yin Yang, "Fast Image Segmentation on Mobile Phone Using Multi-level Graph Cut", GI 2015.
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Yue Xie, Weiwei Xu, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Kun Zhou, "Agile Structure Analysis for Fabrication-Aware Shape Editing", Computer Aided Geometric Design (GMP 2015).
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Ran Luo, Lifeng Zhu, Weiwei Xu, Patrick Kelley, Vanessa Svihla, Yin Yang, "Interactive Design and Simulation of Tubular Supporting Structure", Graphical Models, 2015.
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Deformation streaming
Ziying Tang, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Distributed Haptic Interactions with Physically-Based 3D Deformable Models over Lossy Networks", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 2013.
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Yin Yang, Weiwei Xu, Xiaohu Guo, Kun Zhou, Baining Guo, "Boundary-Aware Multi-Domain Subspace Deformation", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2013.
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Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Jennell Vick, Luis Torres, Thomas Campbell, "Physics-Based Deformable Tongue Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2013.
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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, 2012.
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Teaching

ECE 537 Foundations of Computing, Fall 2015
ECE/CS 412, ECE595 Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2015
ECE 495/595 ST: Advanced Computer Graphics and Animation, Spring 2015
ECE/CS 412 Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2014
ECE 495/595 ST: Advanced Computer Graphics and Animation, Spring 2014
ECE/CS 412 Intorduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2013

 

Students

Current:
Steven Garcia, Ph.D. @CS since 2013 (co-advisor, priciple advisor: Dr. Kelley @UNM CS)
Ran Luo, Ph.D. @ECE since 2014
Qiong Wu, Ph.D. @CE since 2014 (co-advisor, priciple advisor: Dr. Zhang @ UNM CE)
Yuming Zhang, Ph.D. @ECE since 2015
Joel Castellanos, Ph.D. @ECE since 2015
Kele Xu, visiting Ph.D. (July - Oct, 2014) from UPMC, France


Alumni:
Alejandro Hernandez, MS@ECE 2014, now Software Engineer @ Intel
Sikai Xie, MS@ECE 2015, now Software Engineer @ Canfield Scientific, Inc