Xiaodong Wei is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Mathematics in Computational Science and Engineering at EPFL. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also received M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Tokyo and Tsinghua University, respectively. His research interests lie broadly in the interdisciplinary field of computational mechanics and computational geometry, as well as their applications in engineering design/optimization, computational neuroscience, and additive manufacturing. He has been organizing mini-symposia in international conferences to promote real-world applications of computational mechanics and geometry, and he has been awarded with several fellowships, such as Bertucci Graduate Fellowship, Liang Ji-Dian Graduate fellowship and CIT Dean's Fellowship.