My name is Kang Li, and my major is Mechanical Engineering. I am a software engineer in the Direct Model group for the Teamcenter (Visualization) product line at Siemens Digital Industries Software (formerly UGS Corp. and then Siemens PLM Software). Besides maintaining the DirectModel render engine, JT format and Parasolid support, I have also participated in several awesome projects like Physically Based Rendering (PBR), B-Rep enhancements, WebAssembly (WASM), to name just a few.
I earned my Ph.D. from IIT in May 2015 with Dr. Xiaoping Qian, and got my M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tongji University (China). Previously, I had briefly studied with Dr. Utpal Roy at Syracuse University and had intern internships at Siemens Corporate Technology and Shanghai Maglev.
The primary professional interests of mine are Computer Graphics and Rendering, Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing/Engineering, Geometric Modeling and Artificial Intelligence. My research projects at school are funded by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Some of my publications have won the best paper awards at the leading conferences.