Headshot of Qi Sun
Headshot of Qi Sun
  • February 26, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join NYU CUSP for our new research seminar series, featuring leading voices in the growing field of Urban Informatics.

Our next seminar will feature Qi Sun, Research Scientist at Adobe Research, for a discussion on “Human-Centered Immersive Urban Experience.”

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

1201 Seminar Room
370 Jay Street
12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The event is open to the public. Please RSVP below.

Human-Centered Immersive Urban Experience

As the future visual medium, VR/AR assists urban life from various perspectives such as planning, visualization, and communication. It also shows the potential to address urbanization issues such as the housing crisis. One of the unique challenges, however, is analytically and even differentiably modeling how we perceive the city with our eyes and brain. In this talk, I will share my previous research and future vision in modeling and leveraging our perceptual (especially visual) nature. They aim at improving human-centered graphical and interactive systems tailored for reconstructing, visualizing and navigating a large city.

Headshot of Qi Sun

Qi Sun is a research scientist at Adobe Research, San Jose. Previously, he received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, advised by Distinguished Professor Arie Kaufman. During the study, he interned at NVIDIA Research and Adobe Research. His research lies in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, VR/AR, visual optics and scientific visualization. Beyond academic publications, his research has also been transferred to commercial products reaching 40,000+ users, obtained 2 US patents, and featured by major media such as BBC. He is the recipient of the IEEE VR 2019 best dissertation award.