Ph.D. (2003), University of Toronto (Dynamic Graphics Project)
MMath (1997), University of Waterloo (Computer Science)
BMath (1995), University of Waterloo (Faculty of Math)
Hao (Richard) Zhang is a full professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, where he co-directs the graphics (GrUVi) lab. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP), Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, and his M.Math. and B.Math degrees from the University of Waterloo. Richard's research area is computer graphics with a focus on geometry modeling and processing, shape analysis, and 3D content creation. He has published more than 80 papers on these topics. He is an editor-in-chief of Computer Graphics Forum and an editorial board member of Graphical Models. He has served on the program committees of all major computer graphics conferences including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), among others, and is SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 course chair, a paper co-chair for SGP 2013 and Graphics Interface 2015, and a program co-chair of GRAND 2015. He received an NSERC DAS (Discovery Accelerator Supplement) Award in 2014, a Most Cited Paper Award for the journal Computer-Aided Design in 2010, the Best Paper Award from SGP 2008, and a Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) Research Excellence Award at SFU in 2014.
Computer graphics, geometric modeling, shape analysis