David Xianfeng Gu, Ph.D.

SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Stony Brook University

Dr. David Xianfeng Gu is a New York Empire Innovation Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Dr. Gu is a visiting professor at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard University. David received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, Harvard University, in 2003, supervised by the Fields medalist Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, and his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994.

David’s research focuses on applying modern topology and geometry theories in engineering and medical fields. David is one of the major founders of an interdisciplinary field, Computational Conformal Geometry. He applies it to real problems, such as global surface parameterization based on Hodge decomposition theorem in Computer Graphics, deformable shape registration based on Teichmuller map in Computer Vision, structured mesh generation based on Abel-Jacobi theorem in CAD/CAE, curvature convergence analysis in Digital Geometric Processing, generative models based on geometric optimal transportation in explainable AI, conformal brain mapping and virtual colonoscopy in Medical Imaging and so on.

David is a member of the National Academy of Inventors and recipient of the Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics in 2013 and the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award in 2005. David has broad collaborations with industrial companies, including Siemens, Cadence, and Ansys.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.