rebecca lin


Hi there. I'm Rebecca.

I am an artist and researcher pursuing a PhD at MIT CSAIL with Erik Demaine. I study geometrical problems arising in art, design, and fabrication, though sometimes I dabble in other things.

I earned my B.Sc. from UBC, during which I was fortunate to work with wonderful mentors Will Evans, Craig Kaplan, and Alla Sheffer.

If you'd like to chat about art, math, or their intersection, email me at

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My research spans several areas, such as theoretical computer science, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and mathematical art, with a unifying theme of geometry.

Graph Threading
(α-β) Erik D. Demaine, Yael Kirkpatrick, and Rebecca Lin
Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, 2024
theoretical computer science
Learning Lens Blur Fields
Esther Y. H. Lin, Zhecheng Wang, Rebecca Lin, Daniel Miau, Florian Kainz, Jiawen Chen, Cecilia Zhang, David B. Lindell, Kiriakos N. Kutulakos
graphics and vision
Detecting Viewer-Perceived Intended Vector Sketch Connectivity
Jerry Yin*, Chenxi Liu*, Rebecca Lin, Nicholas Vining, Helge Rhodin, Alla Sheffer
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH North America), 2022
graphics and vision
The Polygon Burning Problem
(α-β) William Evans and Rebecca Lin
International Conference & Workshops on Algorithms & Computation, 2022
theoretical computer science
Freeform Islamic Geometric Patterns
Rebecca Lin and Craig S. Kaplan
mathematical art

other artifacts

I love crafting cards. I hope to draw, learning about visual storytelling, and experiment with code as a medium for art creation.

Here are some projects created by wonderful collaborators, which I've been lucky to witness and contribute to: Metallic Kusudama and Aphid Spirals.



Updated Jan. 2024