me under flowers
Photo Credit: Joe Stringer

I am a PhD student at EPFL studying Computer Science. My advisor is Professor Mark Pauly. My research focuses on Computational Design and Smart Materials. Currently, I am working on computational weaving.

I received my Bachelor degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. During my undergraduate study, I have worked on robotics, computational geometry and phylogenetic tree spaces. Here is my webpage when I was at UIUC. 莹莹 is how you pronounce my name in Chinese. Samara is how you pronounce my Chinese name in any other languages.

E-mail: yingying [dot] ren [at] epfl [dot] ch