Hao Li

Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California (USC)

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Pinscreen; Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California; Director, Vision and Graphics Lab, USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Work in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision focuses on digitizing humans and capturing their performances for immersive communication and telepresence in virtual worlds. Research involves the development of novel geometry processing, data-driven and deep learning algorithms. Known for seminal work in non-rigid shape alignment, real-time facial performance capture, hair digitization, and dynamic full body capture. Formerly: Visiting Professor, Weta Digital; Research Lead, Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm; Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia and Princeton Universities. Named among top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2013; recipient, Google Faculty Award, Okawa Foundation Research Grant, Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2018). PhD, ETH Zurich; MSc, University of Karlsruhe (TH).