About Myself

I am currently a first-year doctoral student at the Computational Robotics Lab(CRL) at ETH Zürich, advised by Prof. Stelian Coros. 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, topology 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)


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.


Visiting Scholar

Mar. 2020 ~ Aug. 2020
imageMPI Informatics, Saarbrücken

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

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.


Fitness Journey - I've been overweight for 14 years until I lost 50 pounds in a month when I was 18 through extremely hard training. I've managed to stay in shape for 5 years by now and trying very hard to not get back to the fat boy I was. I'm trying my best to take such determination and discipline into every other fields as well.
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