I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Irvine. Before joining UCI, I was a postdoctoral associate at MIT, supervised by Frédo Durand. I received my Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University in 2014, advised by Kavita Bala.
I work in computer graphics with a focus on material appearance modeling and physically-based rendering. My research aims to computationally reproduce the appearance of the real world using physically based models, allowing the prediction of object appearance under a wide range of conditions.
More broadly, I am interested in modeling and solving light transport problems in complex and realistic configurations. We draw inspirations from optics, material science, and computational statistics to develop new techniques for computer graphics & vision, industrial design, and medical imaging applications.