Mengyuan Ding

Mengyuan Ding

  • UCLA
  • Department of Mathematics
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  • Office: MS7601
  • About Me

    I am a PhD candidate in Applied Math at UCLA and this is my fourth year in the program. I have passed the qualifying exams in Numerical Analysis and Applied Differential Equations.

    I received my bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2015.


    I am interested in Computational Math, Physics based simulation and Computer Graphics. I am currently working under the guidance of Prof.Joseph Teran. Check out the link here for some cool stuff our group does!

  • May 2018 - Present
  • A Thermomechanical Material Point Method for Baking and Cooking (submitted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)

    Develop a temperatrue dependent viscoelastoplastic porous model using mixture theory for simulating melting, rising, cracking and solidification of a dough mixture in the baking process.

  • June 2017 - May 2018
  • Simulation and Visualization of Ductile Fracture with the Material Point Method (accepted to SCA 2019)

    Develop an elastoplastic damage model to simulate failure and fracture of ductile materials. Design visualization techniques for consistent meshing of the evolving crack surfaces that can be coupled with particle-based MPM simulations.


    I have TA-ed for a variety of undergraduate lower and upper division Math courses, including Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations. Here are my teaching evaluations.

    Fun Facts

    Some of my favorite things in the world are math, books, Teddy bear, calligraphy, Pikachu, songs by Ed Sheeran, 3D origami, my two fuzzy cats, and sunny winter days, not necessarily in order.