I am a Ph.D. student at EPFL studying Computer Science. My advisor is Professor Mark Pauly. My research focuses on Geometry, Optimization, Computational Fabrication, and Smart Materials. I am a member of WiGRAPH and organize the yearly Berthouzoz Women in Research event.

I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During my undergraduate study, I worked on bouncing robots, ham sandwich theorem, tensegrity design, and phylogenetic tree spaces. Here is my website when I was at UIUC.

Email: yingying[dot]ren[at]epfl[dot]ch CV

Publications

Umbrella Meshes: Elastic Mechanisms for Freeform Shape Deployment.
Y. Ren
*, U. Kusupati*, J. Panetta, F. Isvoranu, D. Pellis, T. Chen, M. Pauly. In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2022. *joint first author [website]

3D Weaving with Curved Ribbons.
Y. Ren, J. Panetta, T. Chen, F. Isvoranu, S. Poincloux, C. Brandt, A. Martin, M. Pauly. In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2021. [website]

A Visibility-Based Approach to Computing Nondeterministic Bouncing Strategies.
A. Q. Nilles, Y. Ren, I. Becerra, S. M. LaValle. In the 13th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2018. [pdf] (slightly longer version in The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2021 [pdf])