About Myself

I am currently a second-year doctoral student at the Computational Robotics Lab(CRL) at ETH Zürich, advised by Prof. Stelian Coros and Prof. Bernhard Thomaszewski. I obtained my master's degree in Computer Graphics (CGGT) from the University of Pennsylvania with a thesis titled hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian topology optimization under the supervision of Prof. Chenfanfu Jiang. My interests lie in physics-based simulation, PDE constrained optimization, computational design, and machine learning. CV



Lagrangian-Eulerian Multi-Density Topology Optimization with the Material Point Method
Yue Li*, Xuan Li*, Minchen Li*, Yinxin Zhu, Bo Zhu, Chenfanfu Jiang, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (IJNME), 2021. (* Equal Contribution) [code]


Expressive facial style transfer for personalized memes mimic , Yanlong Tang, Xiaoguang Han, Yue Li, Liqian Ma, Ruofeng Tong, The Visual Computer: International Journal of Computer Graphics, 2019.


Deep Precomputed Radiance Transfer for Deformable Objects
Yue Li, Pablo Wiedemann , Kenny Mitchell , Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 2019.


Feature-preserving detailed 3D face reconstruction from a single image
Yue Li, Liqian Ma, Haoqiang Fan, Kenny Mitchell , Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production, 2018.(Best Paper Award)

Short Papers, Theses, etc.


FaceMagic: Real-time Facial Detail Effects on Mobile
Llogari Casas , Yue Li, Kenny Mitchell . SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Technical Communications.


Teaching Assistant

Sep. 2020 ~ Present
imageComputational Robotics Lab, ETH Zürich

Visual Computing Fall 2020, Fall 2021. Instructor Prof. Stelian Coros.

Computational Models of Motion Spring 2021, Spring 2022. Instructor Prof. Stelian Coros.

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Visiting Scholar

Mar. 2020 ~ Aug. 2020
imageMPI Informatics, Saarbrücken

Human Performance Capture. Co-advised by Prof. Christian Theobalt and Dr. Thabo Beeler.

Our paper "Deep Physics-aware Inference of Cloth Deformation for Monocular Human Performance Capture" has been accepted to 3DV 2021.

Research Assistant

Jan 2019 ~ Feb. 2020
imageUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Topology Optimization. Advisor Prof. Chenfanfu Jiang.

Teaching assistant, CIS563 Physics-based Animation Fall 2019. Instructor Prof. Chenfanfu Jiang.

Research Intern

May 2019 ~ Aug. 2019
imageDisney Research, Glendale

Rendering with Deep Learning. Advisor Prof. Kenny Mitchell.

Research Intern

Jun. 2018 ~ Sep. 2018
imageEdinburgh Napier University

Research Intern in the group of Napier Interactive Graphics and Simulation. Advisor Prof. Kenny Mitchell.

Our paper "Deep Precomputed Radiance Transfer for Deformable Object" has been accepted to PACM CGIT.

Research Intern

Jul. 2017 ~ May. 2018
image Megvii Research (Face++), Beijing

Research Intern Led by Liqian Ma and Haoqiang Fan.

Our paper on 'Feature-preserving detailed 3D face reconstruction from a single image' is awarded of Best Paper at ACM Conference on Visual Media Production 2018 by the ACM Europe Council.


CIS 561 Advanced Rendering - Path Tracing, Bidirection Path Tracing, Volumetric Rendering, Photon Mapping, Motion Blur.
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CIS 563 Physics-based Simulation - Implicit Integration for snow and sand simulation using Material Point Methods.