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 final-year Ph.D. candidate 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. Before that, I received my B.Eng on Electrical Engineering from USTC in 2013.

I am conducting research on computer graphics. Currently, my research are focused on appearance capture and modeling with deep learning techniques. My ultimate reserach goal is to make appearance modeling simple and easy that ordinary users can easily create digital appearance of 3D contents.

As part of joint Ph.D. program between MSRA and USTC, now I am working as a research intern in Internet Graphics group at MSRA, mentored by Dr. Yue Dong and Dr. Xin Tong.

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

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Sept. 2013 - Dec. 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 research in appearance ans shape 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.


Single Photograph Surface Appearance Modeling with Self-augmented CNNs and Inexact Supervision

Wenjie Ye, Xiao Li, Yue Dong, Pieter Peers, Xin Tong
Computer Graphics Forum 37, 7, (Pacific Graphics 2018)

Capturing Piecewise SVBRDFs with Content Aware Lighting

Xiao Li, Peiran Ren, Yue Dong, Gang Hua, Xin Tong, Baining Guo
In submission to IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Graphics

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]