Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, 2016
  • M.S., Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, 2011
  • B.S., Electronic Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, 2008 


Caigui Jiang is a Research Scientist at the Visual Computing Center (VCC) working with Professor Helmut Pottmann at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Education and Early Career

Dr. Jiang obtained a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering and his masters in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in China. After that, he joined KAUST to receive his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2016.

Caigui has a diverse experience in the academic and research field. In 2016, he joined Max Planck Institute for Informatics as a Postdoctoral Fellow. After that, he worked as a Research Scientist in ICSI at UC Berkeley.

Research Interest

His research interests are in geometric modeling, geometry processing, architectural geometry, computer graphics and computer vision.

Selected Publications

Jiang, C., Wang, C., Rist, F., Wallner, J., & Pottmann, H. (2020). Quad-Mesh Based Isometric Mappings and Developable Surfaces. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 39(4), 1-11.
Günther, F., Jiang, C., & Pottmann, H. (2020). Smooth polyhedral surfaces. Advances in Mathematics, 363, 107004.
Jiang, C., Mundilova, K., Rist, F., Wallner, J., & Pottmann, H. (2019). Curve-pleated structures. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 38(6), 1-13.
Peng, C. H., Jiang, C., Wonka, P., & Pottmann, H. (2019). Checkerboard patterns with black rectangles. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 38(6), 1-13.
Jiang, C., Tang, C., Seidel, H.-P., & Wonka, P. (2017). Design and volume optimization of space structures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36(4), 1–14. doi:10.1145/3072959.3073619
Sun, X., Jiang, C., Wallner, J., & Pottmann, H. (2016). Vertex Normals and Face Curvatures of Triangle Meshes. Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry, 267–286. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-50447-5_8
Jiang, C. (2016). Geometric Rationalization for Freeform Architecture, (Dissertation).
Jiang, C., Tang, C., Vaxman, A., Wonka, P., & Pottmann, H. (2015). Polyhedral patterns. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34(6), 1–12. doi:10.1145/2816795.2818077
Nan, L., Jiang, C., Ghanem, B., & Wonka, P. (2015). Template Assembly for Detailed Urban Reconstruction. Computer Graphics Forum, 34(2), 217–228. doi:10.1111/cgf.12554
Pottmann, H., Jiang, C., Höbinger, M., Wang, J., Bompas, P., & Wallner, J. (2015). Cell packing structures. Computer-Aided Design, 60, 70–83. doi:10.1016/j.cad.2014.02.009
Jiang, C., Tang, C., Tomičí, M., Wallner, J., & Pottmann, H. (2014). Interactive Modeling of Architectural Freeform Structures: Combining Geometry with Fabrication and Statics. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014, 95–108. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11418-7_7
Peng, C.-H., Barton, M., Jiang, C., & Wonka, P. (2014). Exploring quadrangulations. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33(1), 1–13. doi:10.1145/2541533
Jiang, C., Wang, J., Bompas, P., Wallner, J., Pottmann, H. (2013). Freeform Shading and Lighting Systems from Planar Quads, (Conference Paper).