Updated: May 3, 2020
Yonghao Yue
Associate Professor
Computer Graphics Lab, AGU
I am Associate Professor at Department of Integrated Information Technology, Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU). I am directing AGU's Computer Graphics Group. My research interest focuses on how to bring physics and computer closer to develop computational tools for human to understand or interact with physically based behaviors, or for robots to perform smarter. I received my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo. I am looking for talented and self-motivated students to work together.

Selected publications   

Predictive simulations
"Mixing Sauces: A Viscosity Blending Model for Shear Thinning Fluids," Kentaro Nagasawa*, Takayuki Suzuki, Ryohei Seto, Masato Okada, and Yonghao Yue* (*: authors contributed equally). 2019. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.38, No.4 (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2019), pp.95:1-17. Los Angeles, USA. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Hybrid Grains: Adaptive Coupling of Discrete and Continuum Simulations of Granular Media," Yonghao Yue*, Breannan Smith*, Peter Yichen Chen*, Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn*, Ken Kamrin+, and Eitan Grinspun+ (*: co-first authors, +: corresponding authors). 2018. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.37, No.6 (Proc. SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018), pp.283:1-19. Tokyo, Japan. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Continuum Foam: A Material Point Method for Shear-Dependent Flows," Yonghao Yue, Breannan Smith, Christopher Batty, Changxi Zheng, and Eitan Grinspun. 2015. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.34, No.5 (Presented as SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015), pp.160:1-20. Kobe, Japan. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Unbiased, Adaptive Stochastic Sampling for Rendering Inhomogeneous Participating Media," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2010. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.29, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), pp.177:1-7. Seoul, Korea. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Toward Optimal Space Partitioning for Unbiased, Adaptive Free Path Sampling of Inhomogeneous Participating Media," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2011. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.30, No.7 (Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2011), pp.1911-1919. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. [PDF] [Bibtex] [Project]

Physically based designs
"Legolization: Optimizing LEGO Designs," Sheng-Jie Luo, Yonghao Yue, Chun-Kai Huang, Yu-Huan Chung, Sei Imai, Tomoyuki Nishita, and Bing-Yu Chen. 2015. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.34, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015). pp.222:1-12. Kobe, Japan. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Wire Mesh Design," Akash Garg, Andrew Sageman-Furnas, Bailin Deng, Yonghao Yue, Eitan Grinspun, Mark Pauly, and Max Wardetzky. 2014. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.33, No.4 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2014), pp.66:1-12. Vancouver, Canada. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Poisson-Based Continuous Surface Generation for Goal-Based Caustics," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2014. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.33, No.3, pp.31:1-7 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2014). Vancouver, Canada. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Pixel Art with Refracted Light by Rearrangeable Sticks," Yonghao Yue, Kei Iwasaki, Bing-Yu Chen, Yoshinori Dobashi, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2012. Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.31, No.2 (Proc. of EUROGRAPHICS 2012), pp.575-582. Cagliari, Italy. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"An Inverse Problem Approach for Automatically Adjusting the Parameters for Rendering Clouds Using Photographs," Yoshinori Dobashi, Wataru Iwasaki, Ayumi Ono, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yonghao Yue, and Tomoyuki Nishita. 2012. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.31, No.6 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), pp.145:1-10. Singapore, Singapore. [PDF] [Bibtex] [Project]

HCI for ML
"Human-in-the-Loop Differential Subspace Search in High-Dimensional Latent Space," Chia-Hsing Chiu, Yuki Koyama, Yu-Chi Lai, Takeo Igarashi, Yonghao Yue. 2020. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol.39, No.4 (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2020). pp.1:1-15. Virtual. [PDF] [Video] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]

Predictive simulations for smart robots
"Folding Deformable Objects using Predictive Simulation and Trajectory Optimization," Yinxiao Li, Yonghao Yue, Danfei Xu, Eitan Grinspun, and Peter K. Allen. 2015. To appear in IROS 2015. Hamburg, Germany. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]
"Regrasping and Unfolding of Garments Using Predictive Thin Shell Modeling," Yinxiao Li, Danfei Xu, Yonghao Yue, Yan Wang, Shih-Fu Chang, Eitan Grinspun, and Peter K. Allen. 2015. Proc. IEEE ICRA 2015, pp.1382-1388. Seattle, USA. [PDF] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project]

Grants

JST CREST (JPMJCR17A1: HCI for Machine Learning) Project member

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (18H04106) Project member

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (18H05001)

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (17H04682) Project leader

JSPS Fellowship for Research Abroad

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up (23800011) Project leader

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (23500112) Project member

JSPS Fellow (20-7968)

International Information Science Foundation (IISF), Japan
Visiting Researcher Support Program
Grant No: 2007.2.2.969

NEC C&C Foundation, Japan
Support Program for Presentation at International Academic Conference
Grant No: 19-025