Yuting Ye
yutingye.public AT gmail.com

Research Interests

Physics-based simulation and motion control, hand manipulation, motion planning, motion retargeting, optimal control algorithms, numerical optimization, dimension and model reduction, performance capture, machine learning.


Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA                Ph.D.               08/2007 - 12/2011
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                     M.CS.              09/2004 - 06/2006
Peking University, Peking, China                                    B.S.                 09/2000 - 07/2004


•  Daniel Zimmermann, Stelian Coros, Yuting Ye, Bob Sumner, Markus Gross. 2015. "Hierarchical Planning and Control for Complex Motor Tasks". SCA'15: Symposium on Computer Animation.
•  Stéphane Grabli, Kevin Sprout, Yuting Ye. 2015. "Feature-Based Texture Stretch Compensation for 3D Meshes". ACM SIGGRAPH Talks.
•  Rachel Rose, Yuting Ye. 2015. "Multi-resolution Geometric Transfer for Jurassic World". ACM SIGGRAPH Talks.
•  Hao Li, Jihun Yu, Yuting Ye, Chris Bregler. 2013. "Realtime Facial Animation with On-the-fly Correctives". ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 32(4).
•  Kiran Bhat, Rony Goldenthal, Yuting Ye, Ronald Mallet, Michael Koperwas. 2013. "High Fidelity Facial Animation Capturing and Retargeting With Contours". SCA '13: Symposium on Computer Animation, pp. 7-14
•  Sehoon Ha, Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2012. "Falling and Landing Motion Control for Character Animation". ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia) 31(6), Article 155.
•  Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2012. "Synthesis of Detailed Hand Manipulations Using Contact Sampling". ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 31(4), Article 41.
•  Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2010. "Optimal feedback control for character animation using an abstract model". ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 29(4), Article 74.
•  Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2010. "Synthesis of responsive motions using a dynamic model". Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics) 29(2), pp.555--562.
•  Sumit Jain, Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2009. "Optimization-based interactive motion synthesis". ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 28(1), Article 10.
•  Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2008. "Animating responsive characters with dynamic constraints in near-unactuated coordinates". ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRPH Asia) 27(5), Article 112.
•  Sumit Jain, Yuting Ye, C. Karen Liu. 2007. "Optimization-based interactive motion synthesis". ACM SIGGRAPH Sketches.

Honors and Awards

•  Third place in Student Research Competition (SRC), ACM SIGGRAPH, 2007.
•  Mingde Fellowship, Peking University, 2000-2004.
•  First class Freshmen Scholarship, Peking University, 2000.
•  Rank first over 180,000 students in the College Entrance Exam, Guangdong, China, 2000.

Research Experiences

Georgia Institute of Technology                                                        Atlanta, GA
    Graduate Research Assistant. Advisor: Dr. C. Karen Liu                Fall 2007 - present
    •  Worked on physics-based simulation and optimal control for human characters;
    •  Worked on dexterous hand manipulations from incomplete motion capture data;
    •  Worked on data-driven dimensionality reduction techniques for human motions.
USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI)                                          Marina del Rey, CA
    Research Intern. Advisor: Dr. Stacy Marsella                                  Summer 2007
    •  Integrated physics-based balance and tracking control into a kinematics system.
University of Southern California                                                      Los Angeles, CA
    Graduate Research Assistant. Advisor: Dr. C. Karen Liu                 Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
    •  Worked on optimization-based interactive motion synthesis.
University of Virginia                                                                         Charlottesville, VA
    Graduate Research Assistant. Advisor: Dr. David C. Brogan           Spring 2005 - Spring 2006
    •  Worked on momentum-based bipedal balance control.

Teaching Experiences

Teaching Assistantship
•  CSCI 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science, USC. Spring 2007, Fall 2006.
•  CS 660 Theory of Computation, UVA. Spring 2006.
•  CS 201 Software Development Methods (in Java), UVA. Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004.

Guest Lectures
•  "Optimal Control", CS 7496 Character Animation. Georgia Tech. Fall 2011.
•  "Inverse Kinematics", CS 4496 Character Animation. Georgia Tech. Spring 2011.
•  "3D Rotations", CS 4496 Character Animation. Georgia Tech. Fall 2010.
•  "Articulated Rigid Body Dynamics", CS 7496 Character Animation. Georgia Tech. Fall 2009.
•  "Articulated Rigid Body Dynamics", CS 7496 Character Animation. Georgia Tech. Spring 2008.


Languages: C/C++, Python, Java, LaTeX.
Tools: ODE, Bullet, Eigen, CGAL, FLTK, MOSEK, Ceres, SNOPT, gnuplot.
Softwares: MATLAB, Perforce, SVN, Mercurial, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Vicon IQ and Blade.
Platforms: Mac OSX, Linux, Windows.


•  Paper committee for SCA 2014, 2015, 2016; CASA 2017.
•  Paper reviewer for ACM Transactions on Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, Computer Animation and Virtual World.
•  Paper reviewer for SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, Motion in Games, Computer Graphics International.
•  Editor of the papers preview video for SIGGRAPH 2008.
•  Student member of ACM SIGGRAPH, 2006-2012.