Shuang Zhao is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Irvine and co-direct UCI’s Interactive Graphics & Visualization Lab (iGravi). Before joining UCI, he was a postdoctoral associate at MIT. Zhao received his Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University in 2014.
Zhao’s group works mainly in physics-based computer graphics and scientific computing with a focus on modeling and simulating how light interacts with complex materials (e.g., cloth, animal fur, and human skin). Additionally, they aim to develop efficient solutions to the inverse problems centered around the inference of geometric or material properties from physical or simulated measurements. They draw inspirations from applied physics and computational statistics to develop new techniques for applications in computer graphics & vision, industrial design, material science & engineering, and biomedicine.
Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University, 2014