I am a Research Scientist at Snapchat Research. Before I joined Snapchat, I worked at Adobe Research as Research Scientist on 3D scanning and modeling. I obtained my PhD at Princeton University Computer Science Department, where I worked on computer graphics under the supervision of Prof. Szymon Rusinkiewicz. My PhD thesis developed new techniques for Accurate, Robust and Structure-Aware Hair Capture, with some licensed to Weta Digital to improve digital hair modeling and reconstruction on the production level. Besides my interests in 3D modeling and acquisition in general, I am also interested in solving the technical challenges to the democratization of 3D printing and customized manufacturing.

During my PhD, I’ve worked as an intern in a number of leading industrial labs including Microsoft Research with Dr. Cha Zhang and Disney Research with Prof. Wojciech Matusik. I’ve also spent a good year at Microsoft Research Asia working with Prof. Kun Zhou on a variety of cutting-edge research topics.

I obtained my bachelor degree with honors from School of Software at Tsinghua University in 2007, where I received invaluable knowledge and skills that still enlighten my research today.

Best way to contact me: linjie dot luo at gmail dot com