Education Profile

  • Ph. D., Computer Science, Arizona State University, USA, 2014
  • M. S., Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2005
  • B. S., Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2003

Honors & Awards

​University Graduate Fellowship Award, Arizona State University, 2014

Professional Memberships

​Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Chi-Han Peng is a Research Scientist working with Professor Peter Wonka at the Visual Computing Center (VCC) in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Education and Early Career

Before joining KAUST, Dr. Peng was a postdoctoral research associate at University College London (UCL), working with Prof. Niloy Mitra. He worked at Nogle, a private company based in Taipei, on the 3D modelling and simulation of real-world clothes for the fashion / garment industries.

He received his doctoral in Computer Science from Arizona State University. His thesis, Connectivity Control for Quad-Dominant Meshes, was supervised by Prof. Peter Wonka. During his PhD studies, Chi-Han also took summer internship at Adobe ATL (supervised by Dr. Nathan Carr and Radomir Mech) and visited KAUST, Saudi Arabia, and TU Vienna, Austria, for research collaborations.

Prior to his PhD study, he received both his bachelor and master degree in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He worked at CyberLink, the maker of PowerDVD video players, as a software engineer for four years. He was also the co-founder of an online taxi carpooling service serving the Taipei metropolitan area.

Research Interest

Chi-Han Peng research interests include polygonal mesh processing, geometric modelling, and urban design.

Honors and Awards

Chi-Han was awarded the University Graduate Fellowship Award from Arizona State University in Summer 2014.

Selected Publications

Dr. Peng has many publication under his research interest. The most recent paper is titled “Designing Patterns using Triangle-Quad Hybrid Meshes” that he co-authored with Helmut Pottmann and Peter Wonka. The paper was published in ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2018).

Selected Publications

Peng, C.-H., Yang, Y.-L., Bao, F., Fink, D., Yan, D.-M., Wonka, P., & Mitra, N. J. (2016). Computational network design from functional specifications. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 35(4), 1–12. doi:10.1145/2897824.2925935
Peng, C.-H., Yang, Y.-L., & Wonka, P. (2014). Computing layouts with deformable templates. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(4), 1–11. doi:10.1145/2601097.2601164
Peng, C.-H., Barton, M., Jiang, C., & Wonka, P. (2014). Exploring quadrangulations. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(1), 1–13. doi:10.1145/2541533
Peng, C.-H., & Wonka, P. (2013). Connectivity Editing for Quad-Dominant Meshes. Computer Graphics Forum, 32(5), 43–52. doi:10.1111/cgf.12171
Peng, C.-H., Zhang, E., Kobayashi, Y., & Wonka, P. (2011). Connectivity editing for quadrilateral meshes. Proceedings of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia Conference on - SA ’11. doi:10.1145/2024156.2024175