Bo Zhu

|Research Asst 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 machine learning 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.


HB 6211


Computer Science


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

Selected Publications

  • Shiying Xiong, Yunjin Tong, Xingzhe He, Cheng Yang, Shuqi Yang, Bo Zhu. Nonseparable Symplectic Neural Networks. International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2021).

    Yitong Deng, Yaorui Zhang, Xingzhe He, Shuqi Yang, Yunjin Tong, Michael Zhang, Daniel M. DiPietro, Bo Zhu. Soft Multicopter Control using Neural Dynamics Identification. Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL 2020).

    Shuqi Yang, Xingzhe He, Bo Zhu. Learning Physical Constraints with Neural Projections. Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020).

    Daniel M. DiPietro, Shiying Xiong, Bo Zhu. Sparse Symplectically Integrated Neural Networks, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020).

    Hui Wang, Yongxu Jin, Anqi Luo, Xubo Yang, Bo Zhu. Codimensional Surface Tension Flow using Moving-Least-Squares Particles. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2020).

    Xingyu Ni, Bo Zhu, Bin Wang, Baoquan Chen. A Level-Set Method for Magnetic Substance Simulation. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2020).

    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.