Join us in Welcoming Yunpeng Shi to GGAM!

Please join us in welcoming Prof. Yunpeng Shi to GGAM!

Yunpeng Shi recently joined UC Davis as an assistant professor in mathematics in Fall 2023. Before this appointment, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) at Princeton University, and he obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 2020. His research is centered on developing fast and robust algorithms for 3-D reconstruction. Specifically, he is interested in the problems of Structure from Motion and Cryo-Electron Microscopy Imaging, which respectively asks to recover the 3-D structure of stationary scenes (e.g. Eiffel Tower) and macromolecules (e.g. Covid-19 spike protein) from their 2-D images.

His research areas include Mathematics of data science, computational imaging, computer vision, machine learning, fast and robust algorithms for cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) imaging, and other 3D reconstruction problems. An illustration of his work can be seen below.

Some relevant courses for students interested in working with Professor Shi include MAT 226: Numerical Methods, MAT 235: Probability Theory, MAT 258: Numerical Optimization, MAT 270: Mathematics of Data Science, MAT 271: Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, STA 231: Mathematical Statistics, ECS 174: Computer Vision, ECS 231: Large-Scale Scientific Computation, EEC 206: Digital Image Processing, EEC 264: Estimation and Detection of Signals in Noise.

We are thrilled to be adding another brilliant mind to GGAM!


Illustration of Prof. Shi's research