About


Hi! I'm Winnie, a first year Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford.

In 2016, I graduated with a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Stanford.
In 2017, I obtained an M.S. in Computer Science from here as well.

I am currently being advised by Professor Ron Fedkiw, and have worked in Professor Leo Guibas' and Professor Silvio Savarese's labs. My academic interests mainly lie at the intersection of Applied Mathematics, Visual Arts, and Machine Learning; this includes but is not limited to Graphics, 3D Vision, and Computational Geometry.

Summaries of my , , and experience can be found here,
as well as a small collection of my .




Trayl

CS248:Interactive Graphics, 1st place game (2015)

Unity, Blender, and Photoshop. Worked with Herman Chau to produce this game. Implemented custom acceleration structures, created assets, and designed UI. Click here for more details.


Procedurally Generated Ice Cream

CS348B:Image Synthesis Techniques (2014)

C++ and pbrt. Procedurally modeled soft serve ice cream, via implementation of shape classes in pbrt.


Double Pendulums

CS448:Scientific Computing (2015)

Visualized with C++ and OpenGL, arranged in Adobe Illustrator. Rendering and simulation of paths of double pendulums.


Underwater Scene

CS148:Introductory Graphics (2013)

C++ and class raytracer. Worked with Adam Young to produce this image. Extended raytracer to create underwater lighting via implementation of procedurally generated waves and Snell's law.


Real-time Interactive Tree Animation

IEEE TVCG.2017.2661308 (2017)

Co-author. Augmented in-house raytracer for visualizations of simulation results, scripted cluster computing and scene generation routined, verified the mathematical soundness of some parts of the algorithm.


Autoencoders for Inverse Rendering

CS231N:Convolutional Neural Networks (2017)

Experimented with physics-based image feature extraction. Synthesized toy dataset of textures, depth, normals, and radiance by augmenting raytracers. Trained adversarial autoencoders for image generation.


Adaptive Samplers for Ray-Tracing

CS229:Machine Learning, best project in Vision (2015)

Implemented SVM-based hierarchical adaptive sampler in C++ and pbrt.


Body Pose from Optical Flow

CS231A:Computer Vision (2015)

Experimented with optical flow based methods and Kalman filters for joint tracking in videos.


Deformation Graphs for Meshes

Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (2014)

Summer internship project in Geometric Computation Group. Implemented constraint-based deformations for use in research framework.


Deterministic Growth Processes

MATH101:Math Discovery Lab (2015)

Group project of 3. Collaborated with Caroline Ellison and Mark Nishimura to explore the mathematical properties of a well-defined growth process.




Stonehearth Game Development

Radiant Entertainment, Riot Games

I was an software engineering intern at Radiant Entertainment in 2015, and an intern again in 2016 after Radiant Entertainment's acquisition by Riot Games. My first summer I worked on the restructuring, implementation, and some asset design of their world generation code, as described here, and in the following summer I worked on the restructuring and implementation of in-game hydrology, which is still an ongoing project.



Stanford Computer Science

I have been teaching assistants in

I will be TAing CS148 again in the upcoming quarter.

High School Outreach

I wrote the curriculum and cotaught the graphics track for the Girls Teaching Girls To Code CodeCamp (2015,2016).
Curriculum was designed for high school girls with minimum coding experience.
Here is the handout and the source code for 2016, designed to teach students how to create a simple game in Unity.
I cotaught the GTGTC summer workshop (2014) on 3D printing,
and I have taught a few sessions on graphics and image processing at Stanford Splash (2014), a program for middle school and high school students.

Mathematics for Advanced High School Students

I was a teaching assistant for Euler Circle in Abstract Algebra (2015) and Cryptography (2016),
and was a residential teaching assistant in Number Theory for Stanford University Mathematics Camp (2013).



In the past few years, some areas I've dabbled in include photography, graphic design, painting, sketching, interactive exhibition design, and general experimentations with laser cutters. Here is a small collection of results: