Edward Chien

Postdoctoral Associate



I am a postdoctoral associate currently working on hex meshing and applied optimal transport. Previously, I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2015 from Rutgers University under Prof. Feng Luo, studying low-dimensional topology and geometry. More specifically, my thesis constructed square tilings of surfaces arising from discrete harmonic differential 1-forms.

Afterwards, I transitioned to applied work, working as a postdoc with Dr. Ofir Weber at Bar-Ilan University. While there, I focused on harmonic and bounded distortion methods for mapping, parametrization, and interpolation.

I have thoroughly enjoyed combining my theoretical training with complex engineering problems, and look forward to continuing to do so at MIT.