In the Press
"Do VR Games Wear You Out? New Plug-In Helps Developers Personalize Exercise Intensity", IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight Headline, 2018
"Novel technology to design mid-scale layouts with just a few mouse clicks", Wow News, QS Asia, 2016
"Populating Virtual Scenes", UCLA CS Annual Report, UCLA, 2013
"Having trouble with the right outfit? Let the software do it for you!", ISTD News & Events, SUTD, Mar 6, 2013
"DressUp! Outfit Synthesis through Automatic Optimization", CGVisual, Issue Nov-Dec 2012
"Opening Up Options for Room Designs", HKUST SENG Newsletter, In Focus, Issue Spring 2012
"The Mathematics of Interior Design", UCLA Math Newsletter, Issue Fall 2011
"Rearranging the furniture? Let software do it for you", New Scientist, Issue 2809, April 23, 2011
"Make it Home in 33 seconds", Oriental Daily, May 9, 2011
"Automatic Furniture Arrangement Software 60 times faster than Human Design", Ta Kung Pao, May 9, 2011
"Computer Program lets Users Click into Interior Design Mode", South China Morning Post, May 9, 2011
"Furniture Arrangement Software makes Ideal Home in 20 seconds", Sing Tao Daily, May 9, 2011
"Interior Design Software draws Furniture Layout Plan in 20 seconds", Wen Wei Pao, May 9, 2011
"Scientists Invented Automatic Furniture Arrangement Software", Apple Daily, May 9, 2011
"Optimal Furniture Arrangement Demonstrated", SIGGRAPH Official Media Blog, May 4, 2011
"Make it Home: Automatic Optimization of Furniture Arrangement", CG Record, Issue May 2011
"Feng Shui 2.0", UCLA Headlines April 22, 2011
"Room to Move", HKUST Alumni News, July, 2011

The MakerSpace, located at S-3-34 of the Science building at UMass Boston, provides a number of 3D printers (e.g., Cube Pro), 3D scanners, VR/AR devices (e.g., Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive) and workstation machines for students, faculty and staff to work on creative projects. The place has never been quiet since its opening!
The UMB Game Developers Club holds monthly gatherings to discuss the latest progress in game development, to play with new devices and to showcase game demos.
Academic Genealogy
3D Scanning


Good sharing about writing and research:

Daniel Ritchie's post on three-phase paper writing
Wojciech Jarosz's notes on common mistakes in technical writing
Aaron Hertzmann's slides on writing technical papers
Fr├ędo Durand's notes on writing
Matt Might's blog
Check these out: "What is Ph.D. study?", "10 easy ways to fail a Ph.D."
Yi Ma's slides on how to do research
"Research is a game for which you get to set the rules, but it cannot be a trivial one."
"You recognize a great research result if it keeps you up all night, feeling like your first date."
Li-Yi Wei's blog
One of my favorite blogs. A lot of helpful advice on research, e.g. "How to do rebuttal", "How to deal with rejections"
Philip Guo's blog
A lot of useful articles for undergraduate students who want to do a PhD, PhD students and junior faculty. Check out the Ph.D. Grind if you wanna learn more about life as a PhD student.
Lab Site