About me

TL;DR (one-page resume)

I was on medical leave March - July 2022 and have since returned to work at 50% capacity. Bear with me if I take longer to respond to your emails or requests. :)

I am a researcher specializing in geometric processing and physics-based simulations. My research goal is to bring mathematics advances from differential equations, optimization theory, and geometry into computer graphics and to develop new algorithms for architecture, fabrication, structural analysis, and animation. Right now, I am a Postdoc at department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California – San Diego working with Prof. Albert Chern. I received my PhD in Computational Applied Mathematics at University of California – Los Angeles in March 2020. My Doctoral Dissertation was on Material Point Method and its improvements, advised by Prof. Joseph Teran.

Community Service
I volunteer and organize for causes of the community. I served at Women in Math at UCLA, UCLA Math Grad Student Organization, UCLA Math and Physical Sciences Council, and UCLA Grad Student Association for years. In 2017 I created the UCLA Women In Math Mentorship Program to strengthen the community and encourage connection between undergraduate and graduate women in math.

I spent most of my free time climbing, hiking, and cooking (see gallery). WiGRAPH featured me in an interview and you can find more about me there.



Covector Fluids

M. Nabizadeh, S. Wang, R. Ramamoorthi, A. Chern
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2022) Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube)


DeepCurrents: Learning Implicit Representations of Shapes with Boundaries

D. Palmer, D. Smirnov, S. Wang, A. Chern, J. Solomon
Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
Paper (pdf) CVPR talk (YouTube)


Role detection in bicycle-sharing networks using multilayer stochastic block models

J. Carlen, J. de Dios, C. Mentus, S. Chang, S. Wang, M. Porter
Network Science, 2022
Cambridge Core Link


Computational micromechanics of porous brittle solids

L. Blatny, H. Löwe, S. Wang, J. Gaume
Computers and Geotechnics, 2021
Science Direct link


Computing minimal surfaces with differential forms (replicability verified)

Stephanie Wang and Albert Chern
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021)
Paper (pdf) Video (Vimeo) SIGGRAPH talk (Vimeo)
Source code (Houdini file) Houdini Demo (Vimeo)

A Material Point Method for Elastoplasticity with Ductile Fracture and Frictional Contact

Stephanie Wang Doctoral Dissertation, University of California–Los Angeles, 2020. (ProQuest link)


A thermomechanical material point method for baking and cooking

M. Ding, X. Han, S. Wang, T. Gast, J. Teran
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube) Tech Doc (pdf)


Simulation and Visualization of Ductile Fracture with the Material Point Method

S. Wang, M. Ding, T. Gast, L. Zhu, S. Gagniere, C. Jiang, J. Teran
ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (Best Paper Awardee) (PACM-CGIT), 2019
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube)(Vimeo) Tech Doc (pdf)


Hybrid Material Point Method for Frictional Contact with Diverse Materials

X. Han, T. Gast, Q. Guo, S. Wang, C. Jiang, J. Teran
ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (PACM-CGIT), 2019
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube) Tech Doc (pdf)

Invited Talks

Capturing Surfaces using Differential Forms
Feb 16th, 2022 NCSU (virtual)
Nov 29th, 2021 MIT CSAIL (in-person in Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Nov 22nd, 2021 Autodesk (virtual)
Nov 16th, 2021 Online Seminar Geometric Analysis (virtual)
Oct 1st, 2021, Toronto Geometry Colloquium (full content available on YouTube)
Sep 24th, 2021, Geometry Workshop in Obergurgl (in-person in Obergurgl, Austria)
Apr 23rd, 2021, UCSD Pixel Cafe (virtual)
Jan 12th, 2021, UCSD CCoM (virtual)
Dec 15th, 2020, CMU Graphics Lab (virtual)
Slides (pdf, updated Oct 1, 2021) Slides (pdf, updated Apr 23, 2021)

Simulation and Visualization of Ductile Fracture with the Material Point Method
May 7th, 2020, GAMES Webinar (virtual)
November 4th, 2019, College of the Holy Cross (virtual)
August 28th, 2019, ETH Zurich
September 9th, 2019, Inria Grenoble
Slides (pdf)