Resume


WORK EXPERIENCE
Walt Disney Animation Studios | Burbank, CA | Jul 2015 - Present

Software Engineer, Hyperion Renderer | Working on Disney's custom, in-house physically based renderer. | Supervisors: Brent Burley, Rajesh Sharma

Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics | Ithaca, NY | Aug 2013 - Jul 2015

Research Assistant | Conducting research into fast physically based rendering and accurate illumination models. | Supervisors: Donald P. Greenberg, Joseph T. Kider Jr.

Pixar Animation Studios | Emeryville, CA | Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Research Group Intern | Prototyped subsurface scattering and fur rendering components of Pixar's interactive physically based rendering preview system. | Supervisors: Tony DeRose, Mark Meyer

Physically Based Animation (Spring 2013) TA | Developed assignments, held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Ladislav Kavan

GPU Programming (Fall 2012) TA | Developed curriculum and assignments, held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Patrick Cozzi

Intro to Computer Graphics (Spring 2012) TA | Held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Norm Badler

Dreamworks Animation | Glendale, CA | Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Global Department Technical Director Intern | Contributed to tools and technologies used by other departments to produce animated films. | Supervisor: Jon Shih

Pixar Animation Studios | Emeryville, CA | Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Pixar Undergraduate Program Intern | Completed weekly assignments in all technical director areas of Pixar’s production pipeline. | Supervisor: Fran Kalal

FILM CREDITS
Olaf's Frozen Adventure | Walt Disney Animation Studios | Nov 2017

Special Technology Development | Software Engineer

Moana | Walt Disney Animation Studios | Nov 2016

Technology: Rendering | Software Engineer

PUBLICATIONS

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2017) Volume 36 Issue 4, Jul 2017. Article No. 111. DOI: 10.1145/3072959.3073665

Authors: Peter Kutz, Ralf Habel, Yining Karl Li, and Jan Novák

Recent Advances in Disney's Hyperion Renderer | SIGGRAPH 2017 Courses | July 2017

ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Course Notes for "Path Tracing in Production, Part 1", Pages 25-37. DOI: 10.1145/3084873.3084904

Authors: Brent Burley, David Adler, Matt Jen-Yuan Chiang, Ralf Habel, Patrick Kelly, Peter Kutz, Yining Karl Li, Daniel Teece (Secondary authors presented in alphabetical order by last name)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2014) Volume 33 Issue 6, Nov 2014. Article No. 180. DOI: 10.1145/2661229.2661259

Authors: Joseph T. Kider Jr., Daniel T. Knowlton, Jeremy Newlin, Yining Karl Li, and Donald P. Greenberg

EDUCATION
Cornell University | Ithaca, NY | Sep 2013 - Fall 2015

Program of Computer Graphics Master of Science in Computer Graphics, advisor: Donald P. Greenberg (In Progress)

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA | Sep 2009 - May 2013

Wharton School of Business Bachelor of Science in Economics, concentration in Marketing (Completed May 2013)