Ming Gao

Email: mingg13 at cs dot wisc dot edu

1346 Computer Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 W Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706

Bio: I'm a fifth year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Eftychios Sifakis in the UW Graphics Group. My interests are focused on physics-based simulation and scientific computing. I got my master degree (Computer Science, 2013) in UCLA under Demetri Terzopoulos. Before that, I obtained my bachelor degree (Modern Physics, 2011) in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).



  • M. Gao, "Sparse Paged Grid and its Applications to Adaptivity and Material Point Method", Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2018. [PDF] [Presentation] [SPGrid (New)]

  • M. Gao, A. Pradhana-Tampubolon, X. Han, Q. Guo, G. Kot, E. Sifakis, C. Jiang, "Animating Fluid Sediment Mixture in Particle-Laden Flows", ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH), 2018. [PDF] [Watch online] (TOG Cover Image)

  • M. Gao, A. Pradhana-Tampubolon, C. Jiang, E. Sifakis, "An Adaptive Generalized Interpolation Material Point Method for Simulating Elastoplastic Materials", ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia), 2017. [PDF] [Tech doc] [Watch online]

  • M. Aanjaneya*, M. Gao* (joint first authors), H. Liu, C. Batty, E. Sifakis, "Power Diagrams and Sparse Paged Grids for High Resolution Adaptive Liquids", ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH), 2017. [PDF] [Watch online]

  • T. Liu, M. Gao, L. Zhu, E. Sifakis, L. Kavan, "Fast and Robust Inversion-Free Shape Manipulation", Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics), 2016. [PDF] [Watch online]

  • M. Gao, N. Mitchell, E. Sifakis, "Steklov-Poincaré Skinning", ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2014. [PDF] [Watch online]

  • Z. Zhao, T. Xiang, M. Gao, C. He, X. Zhang, X. Jin, "A pipelined beamforming delay calculation architecture in ultrasound imaging system", IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering (CSAE), 2011.


  • SIMD MPM transfer kernels. [Benchmark] [Benchmark2.0]