I am a sixth year PhD student in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department, advised by James McCann. Before coming to CMU, I received my bachelors in Computer Science and Molecular Biology (Course 6-7) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

My research interests lie with better computational tools for optimizing physical fabrication tasks. Obviously, the real world is a highly complicated place where both the task and the notion of optimal can be ill defined. However, I believe that using the correct problem description can result in both computationally tractable and representational methods. My current work looks at formalizing machine knitted object equivalence in order to aid with program rewriting. You may view my cv for more details.

Notably, I was program chair for SIGBOVIK 2019, a very serious, extra prestigious conference for research of a less than serious nature. I also made that year's website, which was voted website of year by at least one person that was not me.


J. Lin*, J. McCann. An Artin Braid Group Representation of Knitting Machine State with Applications to Validation and Optimization of Fabrication. ICRA 2021.

R. Guo*, J. Lin, V. Narayanan, and J. McCann. Representing Crochet with Stitch Meshes. SCF 2020.

J. Lin*, V. Narayanan, and J. McCann. Efficient Transfer Planning for Flat Knitting. SCF 2018.

C. Jiang*, Y. Zhu*, S. Qi*, S. Huang*, J. Lin, L.-F. Yu, D. Terzopoulos, S.-C. Zhu. Configurable 3D Scene Synthesis and 2D Image Rendering with Per-Pixel Ground Truth Using Stochastic Grammars. IJCV 2018.

J. Lin*, J. Kubricht*, Y. Zhu*, H. Lu, and S.-C. Zhu. Visuomotor Adaptation and Sensory Recalibration in Reversed Hand Movement Task (* Joint first authors). CogSci 2017. (PDF)

C. Jiang*, Y. Zhu*, S. Qi*, S. Huang*, J. Lin, X. Guo, L.-F. Yu, D. Terzopoulos, S.-C. Zhu. Configurable, Photorealistic Image Rendering and Ground Truth Synthesis by Sampling Stochastic Grammars Representing Indoor Scenes. Arxiv

J. Lin*, X. Guo*, J. Shao*, C. Jiang, Y. Zhu, and S.-C. Zhu. A Virtual Reality Platform for Dynamic Human-Scene Interaction. SIGGRAPH Asia Workshop on Virtual Reality Meets Physical Reality, 2016. (PDF)

MT. Gravina, J. Lin, and S.S. Levine. Lane-by-lane sequencing using Illumina‚Äôs Genome Analyzer II. Biotechniques, 2013. 54(5):265-9. (PDF)

N. Danilova, A. Kumagi, and J. Lin. p53 upregulation is a frequent response to deficiency of cell-essential genes. PLoS One, 2010. 5(12):e15938. (PDF)

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