Larry Z. Wang

Larry Z. Wang

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | Lal Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Kernel Functional Maps





Research Areas
  • Computer Vision or Graphics

Justin Solomon


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.

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