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. 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.
2020.02.09: New blog post comparing shadow terminator techniques in Takua Render.
2019.11.30: New blog post about Pixar's 'Woodville' RenderMan Art Challenge. My entry got an honorable mention!
2019.11.22: Frozen 2 is out in theaters!
2019.08.24: Our 2020 film, Raya and the Last Dragon, is announced!