Our People


Julie Dorsey's picture

Julie Dorsey is a Professor of Computer Science at Yale University, where she teaches computer graphics. She came to Yale in 2002 from MIT, where she held tenured appointments in both the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the School of Architecture. She received undergraduate degrees in architecture and graduate degrees in computer science from Cornell University.

Holly Rushmeier's picture

Holly Rushmeier is a professor in the Yale Department of Computer Science. Her research interests include shape and appearance capture, applications of perception in computer graphics, modeling material appearance and developing computational tools for cultural heritage.

Graduate Students

Patrick Paczkowski's picture

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.

Weiqi Shi's picture

Weiqi Shi is a second year PhD student in computer science. His advisor is Holly Rushmeier. Currently, he is working on an Augmented Reality (AR) based material design system involving photorealistic rendering in AR and global illumination. He developed the software system CHER-Ob for culture heritage recovery, analysis and display. He is interested in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and game design.

Before coming to Yale, he received B.E. from Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2015.

Zeyu Wang's picture

Zeyu Wang is a PhD student in computer science. His research interests include digital cultural heritage, virtual and augmented reality, 3D graphics and visual perception, and artificial intelligence.

Before coming to Yale, he received BSc (Summa Cum Laude) from Department of Machine Intelligence, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University in 2016.

Postdoctoral Associates

Alexander Doronin's picture

Alexander Doronin is a Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science. His research interests are interdisciplinary and lie at the interface between Computer Science, Physics, Optics and Biophotonics focusing on Physically-Based Rendering, Development of realistic material models, Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in turbid media, Color Perception, Translucency, Appearance and Biomedical Visualization.

Victoria Rudakova's picture

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.

Ying Yang's picture

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