Kui Wu 武奎

Senior Researcher

Lightspeed & Quantum Studio, Tencent America

Ph.D., University of Utah

Email: kwwu at tencent dot com

About me

I'm a senior research scientist in Tencent America, Lightspeed & Quantum studio. Previously, I was a postdoctoral associate in the Computational Design & Fabrication Group under the guidance of Prof. Wojciech Matusik at MIT CSAIL. I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from University of Utah in 2019, advised by Prof. Cem Yuksel. My research interests are computer graphics, especially on mesh processing, knitting, real-time rendering, and physical-based simulation.

Publications

(* indicates equal contributions)

Yiyue Luo*, Kui Wu*, Tomas Palacios, Wojciech Matusik
KnitUI: Fabricating Interactive and Sensing Textiles with Machine Knitting
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021), 2021
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Marco Tarini, Cem Yuksel, Jim McCann, Xifeng Gao
Wearable 3D Machine Knitting
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2021
[Project Website]

Tao Du, Kui Wu, Andrew Spielberg, Wojciech Matusik, Bo Zhu, Eftychios Sifakis
Functional Optimization of Fluidic Devices with Differentiable Stokes Flow
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020)
[Project Website]

Kui Wu
Modeling, Rendering, and Simulating Knits
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Utah, August 2019
University of Utah SoC Outstanding Dissertation Award
[PDF(106.7Mb)]

Vidya Narayanan*, Kui Wu*, Cem Yuksel, Jim McCann
Visual Knitting Machine Programming
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2019), 38, 4, 2019
[Paper][Video][Project Website]

Kui Wu, Hannah Swan, Cem Yuksel
Knittable Stitch Meshes
ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 38, 1, 2019
(Presented at SIGGRAPH 2019)
[Project Website]

Ming Gao*, Xinlei Wang*, Kui Wu*, Andre Pradhana, Eftychios Sifakis, Cem Yuksel, Chenfanfu Jiang
GPU Optimization of Material Point Methods
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018), 37, 6, 2018
[Paper] [Tech doc] [Video] [Code] [CUDA 3x3 SVD Code]

Kui Wu, Xifeng Gao, Zachary Ferguson, Daniele Panozzo, Cem Yuksel
Stitch Meshing
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2018), 37, 4, 2018
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Nghia Truong, Cem Yuksel, Rama Hoetzlein
Fast Fluid Simulations with Sparse Volumes on the GPU
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2018), 37, 2, 2018
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Cem Yuksel
Real-time Cloth Rendering with Fiber-level Detail
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 14, No. 8, August, 2017
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Cem Yuksel
Real-time Fiber-level Cloth Rendering
ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2017)
The 3rd Best Paper Awards
The 2nd Best Presentation Awards
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Aaron Knoll, Benjamin Isaac, Hamish Carr, Valerio Pascucci
Direct Multifield Volume Ray Casting of Fiber Surfaces
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VIS 2016)
Also presented in IEEE TVCG Session on Advances in Data Visualization in SIGGRAPH 2017
[Project Website]

Kui Wu, Cem Yuksel
Real-time Hair Simulation
ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2016)
[Project Website]