Principal Investigator

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 my PhD at Stony Brook University. His research interests lie in perceptual computer graphics, human-computer interaction, VR/AR, and visual optics. Prof. Qi Sun is a recipient of the IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award.


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


  • NVIDIA Applied Research Accelerator Award 2022
  • IEEE Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award 2019


Program Committee

  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2021-2022
  • 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


  • Applied Sciences: New Frontiers in Virtual Reality: Methods, Devices, and Applications
  • Frontiers in Virtual Reality: Virtual and Augmented Reality for Remote Immersive Communication

PhD Students

Benjamin Liang
UG@NYU, incoming
Yunxiang Zhang
BS/MS@SJTU/École Polytechnique/CUHK, incoming
Monde Duinkharjav
BS/MS@MIT; NYU Ph.D. 2021-

Master’s Students

Erica Chou
Kenny Chen
Qin Ying Chen

Undergraduate Students

Andrew Liang
Sasha Agapiev

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

Jiayi Eris Zhang Undergraduate Student at University of Toronto Research Intern 2020
Shaoyu Chen PhD at NYU Research Intern 2020
Sandra Malpica PhD at University of Zaragoza Research Intern 2019
Yuanming Hu PhD at MIT Research Intern 2019
Yichao Zhou PhD at Berkeley Research Intern 2018