Larry Z. Wang 

Larry Z. Wang 
MIT EECS | Lal Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Justin Solomon
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Computer Vision or Graphics
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

Kernel Functional Maps

abstract:Functional maps introduced to the computer-graphics community in 2012 by Bosanko et al are popular tools for expressing correspondences between shapes. These make use of linear algebra to represent a map from one surface into another. In this project, we will formulate and implement a kernelized version of functional maps, using ideas from kernel methods in machine learning. The hope is to improve the quality and reliability of correspondence algorithms.

“I am super-excited to be working with Professor Justin Solomon on this SuperUROP. Because his computer graphics class piqued my interest in computer graphics, I can't wait to delve deeper. Through this SuperUROP project, I hope to get a deeper understanding of mathematics and numerical algorithms as well as learning whether research is something I want to pursue.”