About Me

Xiao Li
Ph.D. candidate
University of Science and Techonology of China

My name is Xiao Li (李潇). I am currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), majoring in Automation. I am involved in joint Ph.D. program between USTC and Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). My co-advisors are Prof. Yong Wang from USTC and Prof. Baining Guo from MSRA. I received my B.Eng on Electrical Engineering from USTC in 2013.

Currently I am conducting research on computer graphics; specifially, my research are focused on appearance capture and modeling. Now I am working as a research intern in Internet Graphics group in MSRA, mentored by Yue Dong and Xin Tong.

Beside research, I enjoy playing soccer and board games. I am served as member of MSRA Intern Committee and co-owned MSRA Intern Board Game group. I am also a (very ameteur) StarCraft II Zerg player :)



Sept. 2013 - July. 2018 (Expected)
Ph.D. candidate in Computer Graphics
Dept. of Automation
University of Science and Technology of China

Sept. 2009 - July. 2013
B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering
School of Information Science and Technology
University of Science and Technology of China


July. 2014 - Present
Research Intern, Internet Graphics Group, Microsoft Research Asia
Conducting researching in appearance modeling (Joint Ph.D. program), mentored by Yue Dong and Xin Tong.

July. 2012 - June. 2013
Research Intern, Internet Graphics Group, Microsoft Research Asia
Conducted researching in image-based modeling (Pre-Ph.D. program), mentored by Lvdi Wang.

July. 2011 - Oct. 2011
Software Develop Intern, Academy of Opto-Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Developed a software project for data monitoring and backup in LAN, mentored by Dr. Ziyang Li.


Modeling Surface Appearance from a Single Photograph using Self-Augmented Convolutional Neural Networks

Xiao Li, Yue Dong, Pieter Peers, Xin Tong
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36(4), 2017, (SIGGRAPH 2017)
[Project Page]

Hair Interpolation for Portrait Morphing

Yanlin Weng, Lvdi Wang, Xiao Li, Menglei Chai, Kun Zhou
Computer Graphics Forum 32, 7, (Pacific Graphics 2013)
[Project Page]

GrowSearch: A prototype desktop application for news reading, managing and visualization

Jun Guo, Xiao Li, Shuangzhi Wu, Xichao Yang, Xiong Zhang
[Project Page]