Qi Sun

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Center for Urban Science and Progress
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Rm1313, 370 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Curriculum Vitae NYU Faculty Profile

Qi Sun is an assistant professor at New York University. Before joining NYU, he was a research scientist at Adobe Research. He received his PhD at Stony Brook University. His research interests lie in VR/AR, perceptual computer graphics, computational cognition, and behavioral performance. He is a recipient of the IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award, with his research recognized as several Best Paper and Honorable Mention awards at ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE ISMAR.


  • Assistant Professor, 2021 – present
    New York University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Research Scientist, 2018 –  2020
    Adobe Research, San Jose, CA


  • ACM SIGGRPAH Best Paper 2022
  • IEEE ISMAR Best Journal Paper Award 2022
  • IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award 2019
  • NVIDIA Applied Research Accelerator Award 2022

PhD Students

Yunxiang Zhang
SJTU/École Polytechnique/CUHK->PhD 2022-
Kenneth Chen
UC Berkeley->PhD 2023-
Monde Duinkharjav
MIT/Meta->PhD 2021-

Master’s Students

Luigia Than
Qinchan Li
Xi Peng
Benjamin Liang

Undergraduate Students

Sasha Agapiev
Henry Kam

Prof. Sun has been fortunate to work with these talented and amazing students.

Jiayi Eris Zhang UG@U of Toronto->PhD@Stanford Research Intern 2020
Shaoyu Chen PhD at NYU Research Intern 2020
Sandra Malpica PhD at University of Zaragoza Research Intern 2019
Yuanming Hu PhD@MIT -> CEO@Taichi Research Intern 2019
Yichao Zhou PhD@Berkeley -> Apple Research Intern 2018
Andrew Liang BS@NYU CS->MS@Columbia Neuroscience RA 2021-2022
Erica Chou BS/MSc@NYU CS -> Audible Engineer
Qin Ying Chen MSc -> Engineer@Disney
Yilin Ma MSc -> Engineer@Bloomberg