KangKang Yin

The School of Computing Science is pleased to welcome faculty member Dr. KangKang Yin, who is joining us July 1, 2017.


  • PhD, Computer Science, university of British Columbia, Canada, 2007
  • MSc, Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China, 2000
  • BSc, Computer Science, Zheijiang University, China, 1997

Research interests

  • computer animation
  • computer graphics
  • humanoid robotics
  • machine learning
  • multimedia analysis

Teaching interests

  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Machine Learning


Fax: 778-782-3045
Office: SFU Burnaby, TASC 1 
Web: http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~kkyin/

Selected recent publications

  • Xue Bin Peng, Glen Berseth, KangKang Yin, Michiel van de Panne. DeepLoco: Dynamic Locomotion Skills Using Hierarchical Deep Reinforcement Learning. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36, 4, Article 41 (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2017), 16 pages.
  • Tian Feng, Lap-Fai Yu, Sai-Kit Yeung, KangKang Yin, Kun Zhou. Crowd-driven Mid-scale Layout Design. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 35, 4, Article 132 (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2016), 14 pages.
  • Libin Liu, Michiel van de Panne, KangKang Yin. Guided Learning of Control Graphs for Physics-based Characters. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 35, 3, Article 29 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2016), 14 pages.
  • Kai Ding, Libin Liu, Michiel van de Panne, KangKang Yin. Learning Reduced-Order Feedback Policies for Motion Skills. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2015, pp. 83-92. Best paper award.
  • Bin Wang, Longhua Wu, KangKang Yin, Uri Ascher, Libin Liu, Hui Huang. Deformation Capture and Modeling of Soft Objects. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34, 4, Article 94 (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2015), 12 pages.