Our Alumni

Graduate Students




Athinodoros S. Georghiades was a PhD student here until he received his PhD in 2003. His last known association was the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus.




Andreas Glaser was a PhD student in applied mathematics.

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Yitzchak Lockerman was a PhD student in Computer Science; Holly Rushmeier was his adviser. His primary focus was texture and material molding. He recently worked on automatic extraction of textures from images, and is the primary maintainer of the Graphic’s Group’s online tool.

Yitzchak Lockerman joined the Graphics Lab after working for 4 years at the Microwave Laboratory at Queens College, CUNY. You can see a full list of his publications here.

His home page is yitzchak.lockerman.info
You can reach him at yitz...@yale.edu




Jianye Lu was a PhD student here from 2003 until he obtained his PhD in 2009. He now works at Microsoft.

You can find an archive of his page from when he was here. You can also see his linkedin page.

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I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student at Yale University. My research is focused on alternative design techniques, particularly sketch-based modeling and gesture-based modeling. I am also interested in UI design and visualization, image processing and image recognition techniques. My advisor is Prof. Julie Dorsey, and I am also supervised by Prof. Holly Rushmeier and Prof. Min H. Kim (KAIST).

Prior to coming to Yale, I was an undergraduate at Duke University, where I double-majored in Computer Science and Mathematics, and minored in Economics.

I can be reached at patr...@yale.edu.




Liangchen Song was a PhD student here from 2007 until 2009. He currently works for Blue Sky Studios. He has a LinkedIn profile

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Minghui is a Ph.D. student at department of Computer Science, Yale University under the supervision of Prof. Julie Dorsey and Holly Rushmeier. She is interested in sketching and alternative techniques as well as 3-dimension reconstruction.

Before coming to Yale, She received B.E. from Dept. of Automation, University of Science and Technology of China in 2012. She was a full-time intern in Internet Graphics Group at Microsoft Research Asia in 2011 and 2012.

She can be reached at ming...@yale.edu




Bing Wang was a PHD candidate here, and now works at Google

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Hongzhi Wu was a PhD student here from 2006 until 2012 when he received his PhD. He is now an assistant professor at State Key Lab of CAD&CG of Zhejiang University

You can find an archive of his site from when he was here

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Chen Xu was a PhD student in the graphics lab. You can see an archive of his webiste from when he was here.

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I am a Ph.D. student at Dept. of Computer Science, Yale University. My research interest includes computational photography, interactive vision and rendering techniques. My advisor is Prof. Julie Dorsey, and I am also supervised by Prof. Holly Rushmeier.

Prior to coming to Yale, I received my B.E. and M.E. from Dept. of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006 and 2008. I interned at Advanced Technology Lab Adobe Systems in 2011, and Internet Graphics Group at Microsoft Research Asia in 2006 and 2007.

Postdoctoral Associates

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Youyi received his Bachelor and Master's degree in Mathematics in 2005 and 2007 respectively, both from Zhejiang University. Since 2007, he was at the VisGraph Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he finished his Ph.D. in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, Youyi was working closely with Prof. Niloy Mitra, as a Postdoctoral Fellow at KAUST. www.youyizheng.net.




Carles Bosch was a postdoctoral fellow here, and now works at INRIA.

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Xuejin Chen was a postdoctoral fellow here from 2008 to 2010. She is now at the University of Science and Technology of China.

You can find an archive of her website from when she was here.

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Min H. Kim was a postdoctoral fellow here from 2010 until 2012.

He is now an Assistant Professor at the Visual Computing Laboratory at KAIST.

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He received the master's degree and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy), with a dissertation on Computer Vision algorithms applied to Scanning Electron Microscope. He worked at the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Palo Alto, California) on photometric stereo techniques applied to conventional flatbed scanners. From 2007 to 2013, he has been part of the Visual Computing group of CRS4. The primary focus is the development of algorithms for acquisition, out-of-core processing, time-critical rendering and 3D printing of massive models, mostly applied to large scale Cultural Heritage datasets. Since February 2013 he joined the Computer Graphics Group at Yale.

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Victoria Rudakova joined the Graphics Group as a Postdoctoral Associate in September 2015. Her current work is concentrated on development of a sketch-based tool for archaeologists and designers that helps to create 3d representation of historical and other sites of interest.

Victoria obtained her PhD in computer science from Ecode des Ponts ParisTech (France). Her main interests lie within applications of computer vision, image processing and computer graphics.

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Ying Yang joined the Computer Graphics Group at Yale as a Postdoctoral Associate in April 2013. From September 2009 to March 2013, he pursued his PhD at the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University UK. His PhD was funded by the Durham University Doctoral Fellowship. He visited the Department of Computer Graphics of the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (MPII), in Saarbrücken, Germany for six months (Aug 2011 to Jan 2012). He received the B.E. degree in Information Security and M.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from the School of Computer and Communication, Hunan University, China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

Areas of research interest: Media Security and Privacy • Digital Forensics • Cultural Heritage Computing • Image/3D Analysis and Understanding

Undergraduate Students

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Rising Yale sophomore working with various 3D scanning and model acquisition pipelines. Also assisting with a cultural heritage project that aims to reconstruct new-looking models of weathered monuments and works of art in Spain.

I am also currently writing a short guide to 3D scanning that will help introduce the subject for interested individuals unfamiliar with the field.

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Leah is a rising second year at The University of Chicago. She is currently working on using Visual Structure from Motion Software (VisualSFM) to more accurately model the textures and surfaces of architectural materials.

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Rising sophomore at Spelman College researching the challenges associated with rendering large datasets of architectural material. Methods include photographing architecture, constructing highly detailed polygonal 3D models, and editing each model to simulate texture and improve its photorealism.




Gabe Smedresman was an undergraduate student here. You can visit him at his current website.

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I graduated from Yale in 2012 with a B.A. in history. In the summers of 2012 and 2013 I worked under Drs. Holly Rushmeier and Min H. Kim to help develop the Hyper3D software for visualizing various types of image data, including hyperspectral images, 3D models, and 3D CT medical images, with special attention to the interests and needs of art conservators.

Email: tidm...@aya.yale.edu