Zhongxian (Jonathan) Chen

Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Email: chenz5 [at] cs [dot] rpi [dot] edu

Short Biography

I am now a software engineer in Facebook Inc. I got my masters degree from Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in December 2010. My advisor is Professor Barbara Cutler. Before I came to RPI, I got my Bachelor degree in 2007 from Department of Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University. Here is my resume.

Research Interests

My general research interest is Computer Graphics, especially fluid simulation, hydraulics erosion simulation and subdivision surfaces. I also have some experience and knowledge of search engine. In addition, I am interested in playing with algorithms.

Work Experience

- Software Engineer in Facebook Inc. (December, 2011 - Present)

- Software Engineer Intern in Facebook Inc. (June, 2011 - August, 2011)

I was in search infrastruture team and worked on a search engine of places and events. My responsibility was to extend the places search engine to make it also capable of searching for events. I worked on every infrastructure component of the search engine and learned a lot.



Analyses, Simulations and Physical Modeling Validation of Levee and Embankment Erosion
Zhongxian Chen, Christopher S. Stuetzle, Barbara Cutler, Jared A. Gross, W. Randolph Franklin, and Thomas F. Zimmie
Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011 Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, March 2011.

Quantitative Analysis of Simulated Erosion for Different Soils
Zhongxian Chen, Christopher Stuetzle, Barbara Cutler, Jared Gross, W. Randolph Franklin, and Thomas Zimmie
Proceedings of ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (
Poster Paper), November 2010.

Simulating Levee Erosion with Physical Modeling Validation
Jared A. Gross, Christopher S. Stuetzle, Zhongxian Chen, Barbara Cutler, W. Randolph Franklin, and Thomas F. Zimmie
The 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, November 7-10, 2010, San Francisco, CA


Computer Simulations and Physical Modelling of Erosion
Christopher S. Stuetzle, Jared Gross, Zhongxian Chen, Katrina Perez, Barbara Cutler, W. Randolph Franklin, and Thomas Zimmie
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, June 2010.

Segmented Height Field and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Erosion Simulation
Christopher S. Stuetzle, Zhongxian Chen, Katrina Perez, Jared Gross, Barbara Cutler, W. Randolph Franklin, and Thomas Zimmie
Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, November 2009.


Ternary Butterfly Subdivision
Ruotian Ling, Xiaonan Luo, and Zhongxian Chen
Computers & Graphics 33(4): 566-575 (2009).

Progressive Interpolation Based on Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces
Zhongxian Chen, Xiaonan Luo
, Le Tan, Binghong Ye, and Jiapeng Chen
Computer Graphics Forum 27(7): 1823-1827 (2008).

An Adaptive Subdivision Method Based on Limit Surface Normal
Zhongxian Chen, Xiaonan Luo
, and Ruotian Ling
10th IEEE International Conference on CAD & CG, 65-70 (2007).





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