Shuang Zhao

Cornell Ph.D. Candidate
Computer Science Department
Cornell University
345 Gates Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: [first name] AT shuangz DOT com
Homepage: http://shuangz.com
Curriculum Vitae

Short Bio

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department of Cornell University and a member of Cornell's Graphics and Vision Group. Supervised by Prof. Kavita Bala, I work in computer graphics with a focus on appearance modeling and physically-based rendering. Previously, I received my Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2007.

Research Interests

My research aims to computationally reproduce the appearance of the real world in a physically accurate manner, offering the possibility of predicting the appearance of an object under a wide range of conditions and yielding many applications in entertainment, retail, and virtual prototyping.

News

news

08/2014: I have graduated from Cornell and will join Frédo Durand's group at MIT as a postdoctoral researcher.

04/2014: Our paper "High-Order Similarity Relations in Radiative Transfer" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2014.

10/2013: Our paper "Understanding the Role of Phase Function in Translucent Appearance" was featured in the Cornell Chronicle.

09/2013: Our paper "Modular Flux Transfer: Efficient Rendering of High-Resolution Volumes with Repeated Structures" was featured in the Cornell Chronicle.

08/2013: Our paper "Inverse Volume Rendering with Material Dictionaries" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2013.

05/2013: Our paper "Modular Flux Transfer: Efficient Rendering of High-Resolution Volumes with Repeated Structures" has been accepted to SIGGRAPH 2013.

Publications

[ graphics | perception | phd thesis ]
Computer Graphics
similarity14 High-Order Similarity Relations in Radiative Transfer
Shuang Zhao, Ravi Ramamoorthi, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4), July 2014
translucent13 Inverse Volume Rendering with Material Dictionaries
Ioannis Gkioulekas, Shuang Zhao, Kavita Bala, Todd Zickler, and Anat Levin
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), 32(6), November 2013
translucent12 Understanding the Role of Phase Function in Translucent Appearance
Ioannis Gkioulekas, Bei Xiao, Shuang Zhao, Edward Adelson, Todd Zickler, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 32(5), September 2013
mft13 Modular Flux Transfer: Efficient Rendering of High-Resolution Volumes with Repeated Structures
Shuang Zhao, Miloš Hašan, Ravi Ramamoorthi, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013), 32(4), July 2013
CTcloth12 Structure-Aware Synthesis for Predictive Woven Fabric Appearance
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012), 31(4), July 2012
Paper figure selected as the front cover of the SIGGRAPH 2012 conference proceedings
ToF_BRDF Single View Reflectance Capture using Multiplexed Scattering and Time-of-Flight Imaging
Nikhil Naik, Shuang Zhao, Andreas Velten, Ramesh Raskar, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2011), 30(5), December 2011
CTcloth Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric using Micro CT Imaging
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2011), 30(4), July 2011
To be republished as "Research Highlights" in Communications of the ACM (CACM)
shader Automatic Bounding of Programmable Shaders for Efficient Global Illumination
Edgar Velázquez-Armendáriz, Shuang Zhao, Miloš Hašan, Bruce Walter, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2009), 28(5), December 2009
amber Single Scattering in Refractive Media with Triangle Mesh Boundaries
Bruce Walter, Shuang Zhao, Nicolas Holzschuch, and Kavita Bala
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2009), 28(3), August 2009
anisoBRDF Modeling Anisotropic Surface Reflectance with Example-Based Microfacet Synthesis
Jiaping Wang, Shuang Zhao, Xin Tong, John Snyder, and Baining Guo
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2008), 27(3), August 2008
diffusion Modeling and Rendering Heterogeneous Translucent Materials using Diffusion Equation
Jiaping Wang, Shuang Zhao, Xin Tong, Stephen Lin, Zhouchen Lin, Yue Dong, Baining Guo, and Heung-Yeung Shum
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 27(1), March 2008
Paper figure selected as the front cover for TOG 27(1)
Human Perception
vss12 Effects of Shape and Color on the Perception of Translucency
Bei Xiao, Ioannis Gkioulekas, Asher Dunn, Shuang Zhao, Todd Zickler, Edward Adelson, and Kavita Bala
Vision Science Society Annual Meeting 2012, May 2012
PhD Thesis
thesis Modeling and Rendering Fabrics at Micron-Resolution
Shuang Zhao
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, August 2014

Teaching

teaching SIGGRAPH Courses
  • Recent Advances in Physically-Based Appearance Modeling of Cloth
    Kai Schröder, Shuang Zhao, and Arno Zinke
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, November 2012
Cornell Courses (as a teaching assistant)
Fall 2011 CS4620 Introduction to Computer Graphics
Fall 2009 CS5620 Advanced Interactive Graphics
Spring 2009 CS1110 Introduction to Computing using Java
Fall 2008 CS4320 Database Management System

Honors and awards

awards
  • Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, 2009 -- 2010
  • Outstanding TA Award, 2008
  • ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest - World Finals 2005, World Champion (standings, photo)
  • ACM Asian Collegiate Programming Contest - Ehime Site 2004, Champion
  • ACM Asian Collegiate Programming Contest - Taipei Site 2004, Champion
  • ACM Asian Collegiate Programming Contest - Beijing Site 2003, Champion

Personal

hobbies Hobbies
  • Photography
    I enjoy photography. I am trying to (really) learn it and become a serious photographer.
    I have been taking an online course on professional photography at NYIP.
  • Anime, Manga, and Video Games
    I am addicted to Japanese anime, manga, and video games. Thus, I have been learning Japanese as my second foreign langauage.
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Last Update
August 2014
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