About me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong. I work at Computer Graphics Laboratory under supervision by Professor Wenping Wang. I have broad interests in geometric modeling, pattern/texture synthesis, 3D object/human reconstruction and the interaction between machine learning and computer graphics. My recent research focuses on intelligent algorithms to generate highly detailed and complex patterns/structures that are ready for digital fabrication.

Previously, I received both my Bachelor and Master degree in Electronic Engineering from Tianjin University, in 2010 and 2013 respectively, where my research was wireless communications.

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Selected Publications

By Example Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Porous Materials

Hui Zhang, Weikai Chen, Bin Wang and Wenping Wang.

Computer Aided Geometric Design (GMP 2017). [Project Page]

Tensor Field Design in Volumes

Jonathan Palacios, Chongyang Ma, Weikai Chen, Li-Yi Wei and Eugene Zhang.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Technical Briefs. [Project Page]

Synthesis of Filigrees for Digital Fabrication

Weikai Chen, Xiaolong Zhang, Shiqing Xin, Yang Xia , Sylvain Lefebvre and Wenping Wang.

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016). [Project Page]

Second-order differential based matching pursuit method for compressive sensing signal recovery

Weikai Chen, Yunhui Chen

International Conference on Wireless Communications & Signal Processing (WCSP), 2012. [Paper]

A Compressive Sensing Method for Estimating Doubly-Selective Sparse Channels in OFDM Systems

Kaihua Liu, Weikai Chen (corresponding author), Yongtao Ma

Journal of Tianjin University, 2012. [Paper]


  • Teaching Assistant (2014-2016). COMP7507: Visualization and visual analytics
  • Teaching Assistant (2013-2014). CS1117A: Computer Programming
  • Reviewer: Pacific Graphics (2015), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2012)

Selected Awards

  • HKU Postgraduate Scholarship 2013-2017
  • 2015 Champion of Presentation in Joint-Hall Academic Symposium (Morrison VS St. John's College)
  • 2014 Champion of Presentation in 4th Morrison Hall Academic Symposium
  • 2012 National Scholarship by Ministry of Education (Top 1%)
  • 2010-2013 First-Class Postgraduate Scholarship (Top 5%)
  • 2008 Huawei Scholarship (Top 3%)
  • 2006-2010 Outstanding Student of Tianjin University


I am a badminton lover! I serve as the head of HKU PGSA Badminton Club.