Bo Zhu

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I develop computational approaches to study complex natural systems and make novel robotic systems. By combining numerical algorithms, applied mathematics, and 3D printing techniques, I investigate and develop physical systems that are fluidic, soft, multi-scale, mixed-dimensional, and computation-driven. In particular, I seek to create computer algorithms to unveil the connections between geometry, topology, material, and dynamics of these complex systems.

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Sudikoff 153
HB 6211


  • B.E-M.S., Software Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Postdoc, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

  • Desai Chen, Melina Skouras, Bo Zhu, Wojciech Matusik. 2018. Computational Discovery of Extremal Microstructure Families. Science Advances 4(1), 2018.

    Bo Zhu, Melina Skouras, Desai Chen, Wojciech Matusik. Two-scale Topology Optimization with Microstructures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36(5):164, 2017.

    Adriana Schulz, Jie Xu, Bo Zhu, Changxi Zheng, Eitain Grinspun, Wojciech Matusik. Interactive Design Space Exploration and Optimization for CAD Models. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), 36(4):157, 2017.

    Tao Du, Adriana Schulz, Bo Zhu, Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik. Computational Multicopter Design. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016), 35(6):227, 2016. Bo Zhu.

    Bo Zhu, Minjae Lee, Ed Quigley, Ronald Fedkiw. Codimensional Non-Newtonian Fluids. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015), 34(4):115, 2015.

    Wen Zheng, Bo Zhu, Byungmoon Kim, Ronald Fedkiw. A New Incompressibility Discretization for a Hybrid Particle MAC Grid Representation with Surface Tension. Journal of Computational Physics, 280:96-142, 2015.

    Bo Zhu, Ed Quigley, Matthew Cong, Justin Solomon, Ronald Fedkiw. Codimensional Surface Tension Flow on Simplicial Complexes. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4):111, 2014.

    Bo Zhu, Wenlong Lu, Matthew Cong, Byungmoon Kim, and Ronald Fedkiw. A New Grid Structure for Domain Extension, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013), 32(4):63, 2013.

    Bo Zhu, Michiaki Iwata, Ryo Haraguchi, Takashi Ashihara, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi, Kazuo Nakazawa. Sketch-based Dynamic Illustration of Fluid Systems. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2011), 30(6):134, 2011.