Zhe Su

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Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
Office: 219D MCH
Office Hours: T:2:00-4:00 PM; R: 2:00-3:00 PM.
E-mail: zsu@math.fsu.edu
URL : http://www.math.fsu.edu/~zsu/

About Me

I am currently a PhD student of Prof. Eric Klassen and Prof. Martin Bauer at Florida State University. My research background lies in differential geometry and in particular in its applications to shape and functional data analysis. Over the past few years, I have studied Riemannian geometries on spaces of curves in homogeneous spaces and also for spaces of surfaces in Euclidean spaces.

Research Interests

Differential Geometry, Shape Analysis, Numerical Analysis of PDEs, Global Analysis, Data Science, Geometric Statistics, Optimization


  1. Z. Su, M. Bauer, S. Preston, H. Laga, E. Klassen. Shape Analysis of Surfaces Using a New Family of Elastic Metrics. arXiv:1910.02045, submitted, 2019.
  2. M. Bauer, E. Klassen, S. Preston, Z. Su. A Diffeomorphism-Invariant Metric on the Space of Vector-Valued One-Forms . arXiv:1812.10867, submitted, 2018.

Published Articles

  1. Z. Su, M. Bauer, E. Klassen. Comparing Curves in Homogeneous Spaces. Differential Geometry and its Applications, 60 (2018), 9-32. doi:10.1016/j.difgeo.2018.05.001 , arXiv:1712.04586.
  2. Z. Su, M. Bauer, E. Klassen. The Square Root Velocity Framework for Curves in a Homogeneous Space. 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW) doi:10.1109/CVPRW.2017.97, arXiv:1706.03095.

Software Packages

  1. Geometric shape analysis of spherical surfaces with first order elastic metrics. https://github.com/zhesu1/elasticMetrics.
  2. Geometric shape analysis of open curves with values in homogeneous spaces. https://github.com/zhesu1/SRVFhomogeneous.