Our Alumni


Benedict Brown's picture
Benedict Brown is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Yale University.

Graduate Students

Yiwei Hu's picture

Yiwei Hu is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the department of computer science, whose interests are materials and rendering. He is currently working on (inverse) procedural material modeling. He was a Research Intern in Meta Reality Lab and Adobe Research.

Before coming to Yale, He received his bachelor’s degree in the Computer Science Department at Zhejiang University.

Ezra Davis's picture

Ezra is a first year PhD in Computer Science. He is currently interested in 3D modeling and rendering and materials.

Before Yale, Ezra graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2017.

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.

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Zeyu Wang obtained his PhD from the Computer Graphics Group at Yale University in 2022. His research focuses on VR/AR and sketching interfaces for content creation, with applications in design, perception, and cultural heritage. He is now an Assistant Professor of Computational Media and Arts at HKUST (GZ) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST.


Athinodoros S. Georghiades's picture

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's picture

Andreas Glaser was a PhD student in applied mathematics.

Yitzchak Lockerman's picture

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.

Jianye Lu's picture

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.

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.

Liangchen Song's picture

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

Minghui Tan's picture

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.

Bing Wang's picture

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

Hongzhi Wu's picture

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

Chen Xu's picture

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

Su Xue's picture

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.

Irina Ciortan's picture

 Irina is a visiting PhD candidate from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, working on visual computing techniques for cultural heritage applications.

Jarred Parr's picture

Jarred Parr is a PhD student in Computer Science. His research is currently focused on physics-based animation, anti-racist graphics research, and deformable solids.

Jarred obtained his B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Grand Valley State University in 2019.

Postdoctoral Associates

Youyi Zheng's picture

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's picture

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

Xuejin Chen's picture

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.

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.

Min Hyuk Kim's picture

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.

Ruggero Pintus's picture

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.

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.

Davit Gigilashvili's picture

Davit Gigilashvili is a visiting postdoctoral fellow from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is visiting within the framework of the MANER Project - Material Appearance Network for Education and Research. His primary research interest is visual perception of material appearance by human observers. His research interests also include image processing, image quality, augmented reality, and virtual reconstruction of archaeological textiles.

Undergraduate Students

Adam Cimpeanu's picture

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.

Leah Gimbel's picture

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.

Tiffany Goodridge's picture

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's picture

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

David Tidmarsh's picture

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.