Lab

Our team conducts research in the areas of computer graphics, vision, virtual reality and coginitive science. We are glad to see how our research could:

  • facilitate the creative modeling process of digital artists and general users
  • incorporate different functional and aesthetic considerations in the modeling process
  • streamline the production pipeline of virtual worlds (e.g., for VR applications) by automation
  • produce 3D digital archives of our surroundings.

Along this direction lie a series of related research topics, e.g., scene understanding, object recognition, human-computer interaction, which are also fun to explore.

Interested in doing a PhD / visiting our group / doing an independent study / doing an Honors Thesis / working as a RA (for UMB students)? Please see here.

Team
It is my privilege to work with a team of highly energetic, talented and passionate students and visiting researchers:

Dr. Yasuhito Sawahata (Visiting Scholar from NHK, Japan)

Noah Duncan (PhD student, UCLA, co-advised with Prof. Demetri Terzopoulos)
Tian Feng (PhD student, SUTD, co-advised with Prof. Sai-Kit Yeung)
Haikun (Quincy) Huang (PhD student, UMB, McNair Mentor)
Rawan Al Ghofaili (PhD student, UMB)
Elisa Ogawa (PhD student, UMB, co-supervised with Prof. Tongjian You)

Michael Solah (MS, UMB)
Ni-Ching (Monica) Lin (MS, National Chiao Tung University, co-advised with Prof. Nick Wang and Prof. Marc Pomplun)
Hanqing Wang (MS, BIT, co-advised with Prof. Wei Liang)
Yongqi Zhang (Sophomore, UMB, Beacon Student Success Fellowship Winner, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow)
Biao Xie (Freshman, UMB, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow)

VR Specialists@MakerSpace:
Walter Meiss
Flavio Andrade
Alexandria Sheehan

Alumni:
Mahdi Jampour (2016, PhD, TU Graz, Marshall Plan Fellow, co-advised with Prof. Horst Bischof; next position: Assistant Professor@Quchan University of Advanced Technology)
Changyang Li (Senior, BIT, co-advised with Prof. Wei Liang)
Carla Aravena (2017, BS, UMB, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow, McNair Fellow, Tanimoto Prize Winner, Louis H. Scholarship Winner, Honorable Mention Award Recipient at NSF-GRFP, next position: software developer@IBM)
Mark Vo (2017, BS, UMB, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow, McNair Fellow)
Chris Quigley (2016, MS, UMB, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow)
Divya Venkatesh (2015, MS, UMB, next position: software developer@State Street)
Niti Agrawal (2015, MS, UMB, next position: software developer@Sabre)
Lorenzo Barrett (2016, BS, UMB, McNair Fellow, next position: system engineer@IBM)
Vincent Luczkow (2016, BS, UMB, Oracle Undergraduate Research Fellow, Miller Award winner)
Sean Fraser (2016, BS, UMB)
Darian Springer (2015, BS, UMB, McNair Fellow, next position: software engineer@IBM)