Qi Sun (孙琪)

qisun0 [AT] gmail.com

I am a currently research scientist at Adobe Research. Previously, I received my PhD at Stony Brook University, advised by Distinguished Professor Arie Kaufman. My research interests lie in perceptual computer graphics, human-computer interaction, VR/AR, and human visual optics. I am the recipient of the IEEE VR 2019 best dissertation award. You can find my CV and Google Scholar here.

Internship opportunities for PhD students: shoot me an email if you are interested in conducting and publishing top research for future VR/AR and (real-time) perceptual computer graphics. I am fortunate to work with these talented interns: Yuanming Hu, Sandra Malpica, Yichao Zhou.


Selected Publications

Eccentricity Effects on Blur and Depth Perception
Qi Sun, Fu-Chung Huang, Li-Yi Wei, David Luebke, Arie Kaufman, Joohwan Kim
OSA Optics Express, Vol. 28 No. 5, 2020
Paper Data & Video
DiffTaichi: Differentiable Programming for Physical Simulation
Yuanming Hu, Luke Anderson, Tzu-Mao Li, Qi Sun, Nathan Carr, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley, Frédo Durand
ICLR 2020
Preprint Video Code
Reducing Simulator Sickness with Perceptual Camera Control
Ping Hu, Qi Sun, Piotr Didyk, Li-Yi Wei, Arie Kaufman
SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
Learning to Reconstruct 3D Manhattan Wireframes from a Single Image
Yichao Zhou, Haozhi Qi, Simon Zhai, Qi Sun, Zhili Chen, Li-Yi Wei, Yi Ma
ICCV 2019 (Oral Presentation)
Paper Video
Towards Virtual Reality Infinite Walking: Dynamic Saccadic Redirection
Qi Sun, Anjul Patney, Li-Yi Wei, Omer Shapira, Jingwan Lu, Paul Asente, Suwen Zhu, Morgan McGuire, David Luebke, Arie Kaufman
Paper Video BBC Click Two Minute Papers GTC 2018 Demo
Perceptually-Guided Foveation for Light Field Displays
Qi Sun, Fu-Chung Huang, Joohwan Kim, Li-Yi Wei, David Luebke, Arie Kaufman
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
Paper Video NVIDIA Page
Mapping Virtual and Physical Reality
Qi Sun, Li-Yi Wei, Arie Kaufman
Paper Video Cardboard Clips Sample Scene and Mapping Data
Benefits of 3D Immersion for Virtual Colonoscopy
Koosha Mirhosseini, Qi Sun, Krishna Gurijala, Bireswar Laha, Arie Kaufman
IEEE 3DVis 2014


Computational Methods for Immersive Perception
🏆 IEEE VR 2019 Best Dissertation Award
Thesis Committee:
Arie Kaufman, Hong Qin, Xiaojun Bi, David Luebke, Li-Yi Wei


Real VR - Importing the Real World into Immersive VR and Optimizing the Perceptual Experience of Head-Mounted Displays
Editors: Marcus Magnor, Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Book Chapter) 2020
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Selected Posters & Exhibitions

Has Half the Time Passed? Investigating Time Perception at Long Scales
Sandra Malpica, Belen Masia, Laura Herman, Gordon Wetzstein, David Eagleman, Diego Gutierrez, Zoya Bylinskii, Qi Sun
Vision Science Society (VSS) 2020
A Transparent Display with Per-Pixel Color and Opacity Control
TJ Rhodes, Gavin Miller, Qi Sun, Daichi Ito, Li-Yi Wei
SIGGRAPH 2019 Emerging Technologies
Paper Video
Towards Virtual Reality Infinite Walking
Qi Sun, Anjul Patney, Li-Yi Wei, Omer Shapira, Jingwan Lu, Paul Asente, Suwen Zhu, Morgan McGuire, David Luebke, Arie Kaufman
GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018


  • Program Committee

    ACM ETRA Short Papers 2020

    ACM CHI Late-Breaking Works 2020

    ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs and Posters 2019

    ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D) 2019 - 2020

  • Reviewer

    ACM SIGGRAPH, Nature Scientific Reports, ACM CHI, ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), IEEE Visualization, Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), ACM Transaction on Graphics (TOG), ACM i3D, IEEE 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), IEEE VR, IEEE ISMAR, ACM SAP, ACM ETRA, IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

  • Press