Born in Hannover, Germany and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I am a senior software engineer at Walt Disney Animation Studios working on Disney's Hyperion Renderer. As part of the Hyperion team, I've worked on every Disney Animation theatrical release starting from Zootopia. I am very happily married to Harmony M. Li!
My areas of interest cover all things production rendering, including topics such as advanced light transport, renderer architectures, raytracing on interesting hardware, volume rendering, surface appearance, and more.
I am also a Master of Science in Computer Graphics candidate at Cornell University's Program of Computer Graphics. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was part of CG@Penn and a student at The Wharton School. Previously, I have also worked at Pixar Animation Studios and Dreamworks Animation.
2023.11.22: Wish is out in theaters!
2023.11.20: My entry to Pixar's RenderMan 'Lost Things' Art Challenge got an honorable mention!
2023.10.16: Once Upon A Studio, celebrating 100 years of Disney Animation, is now on Disney+.
2023.08.08: Zack Misso is presenting our paper Progressive Null-tracking for Volumetric Rendering at SIGGRAPH 2023. The paper is now available online!