Dr. Yili ZHAO

Email: yilizhao [AT] usc [DOT] edu
Address: PHE 108, 3737 Watt. Way, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, United States
PhD advisor: Prof. Jernej Barbič
My Curriculum Vitae
Dept. of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

I am currently a research scientist working at Facebook. (Dec. 2014 - present)

I successfully defended my PhD thesis, "Plant Substructuring and Real-time Simulation Using Model Reduction" in April, 2014.

My research interests primarily focus on computer graphics, physically-based simulation etc.
Before I came to the U.S. I received M.S. degree from Dept. of Computer Science, EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China.



Hongyi Xu*, Yili Zhao*, Jernej Barbič, (* joint 1st authors);
"Implicit Multibody Penalty-based Distributed Contact",
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume 20, 2014
[project page] [paper] [video]

Yili Zhao, Jernej Barbič, "Interactive Authoring of Simulation-Ready Plants",
ACM Transactions on Graphics 32(4) (SIGGRAPH 2013)
[project page] [paper] [video]
Our video clip has been selected as part of the [Technical Papers Video Trailer]

Jernej Barbič, Yili Zhao, "Real-time Large-deformation Substructuring",
ACM Transactions on Graphics 30(4) (SIGGRAPH 2011)
[project page] [paper] [video]
[Oak tree video (HD)] has been selected as part of the [Technical Papers Video Trailer]


I love the Daland's Swim Stadium (originally the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Stadium), USC (the main Aquatics venue at the 1984 Olympic Games). I swam a lot there, free style, 1 mile (nonstop) per day.