About me

TL;DR (one-page resume)
TL;DR (CV)

My research interests are in physics-based simulations, partial differential equations, and optimization problems. I received my PhD in Computational Applied Mathematics at University of California – Los Angeles in March 2020. My Doctoral Dissertation was on Material Point Method and its improvements. I was advised by Prof. Joseph Teran. Right now, I am studying regularity theory for minimizers of polyconvex functionals with Prof. Wilfrid Gangbo at UCLA.

Community Service
I was the chief organizer of Women in Math at UCLA during 2016-2018 and created the Women In Math Mentorship Program in 2017. I served as the president of the Math Grad Student Organization during 2018-2020 and represented in the Math and Physical Sciences Council during 2017-2020.

Personal
My stay-at-home hobbies during the COVID-19 lockdown include body-weight strength training, cooking, and breading flowers on a previously deserted island (ACNH).

Publications

A Material Point Method for Elastoplasticity with Ductile Fracture and Frictional Contact

Stephanie Wang Doctoral Dissertation, University of California–Los Angeles, 2020. (pdf)

baking

A thermomechanical material point method for baking and cooking

M. Ding, X. Han, S. Wang, T. Gast, J. Teran
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube) Tech Doc (pdf)

Role Detection in Bicycle-Sharing Networks Using Multilayer Stochastic Block Models

J. Carlen, J. Pont, C. Mentus, S. Chang, S. Wang, M. Porter
Paper (arXiv)

fracture

Simulation and Visualization of Ductile Fracture with the Material Point Method

S. Wang, M. Ding, T. Gast, L. Zhu, S. Gagniere, C. Jiang, J. Teran
ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (Best Paper Awardee) (PACM-CGIT), 2019
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube) Tech Doc (pdf)

hybrid

Hybrid Material Point Method for Frictional Contact with Diverse Materials

X. Han, T. Gast, Q. Guo, S. Wang, C. Jiang, J. Teran
ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (PACM-CGIT), 2019
Paper (pdf) Video (YouTube) Tech Doc (pdf)

Invited Talks

Simulation and Visualization of Ductile Fracture with the Material Point Method
August 28th, 2019, ETH Zurich
September 9th, 2019, Inria Grenoble
Slides (pdf)