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. Previously, he was a research scientist at Adobe Research. He obtained his PhD at Stony Brook University. His research interests lie in perceptual computer graphics, computational cognition, VR/AR, and visual optics. Prof. Qi Sun is a recipient of the IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award, with his research recognized as best paper and honorable mention awards in ACM SIGGRAPH.


  • 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

Committee Services

  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2020-2022
  • IEEE VR 2022
  • ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP) 2022
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games (MIG) 2022
  • Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) 2022
  • ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D) 2019 – 2022
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia XR & VR Theater 2020
  • Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), VR/AR track 2020
  • ACM ETRA Short Papers 2020
  • ACM CHI Late-Breaking Works 2020-2021
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs and Posters 2019

PhD Students

Benjamin Liang
NYU->PhD, 2022-
Yunxiang Zhang
SJTU/École Polytechnique/CUHK->PhD, 2022
Monde Duinkharjav
MIT/Meta->PhD 2021-

Master’s Students

Kenny Chen
Luigia Than
Qin Ying Chen
Xi Peng
Yilin Ma

Undergraduate Students

Sasha Agapiev

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