About Me

I am a PhD student at Cornell Graphics and Vision Group. I work with Prof. Steve Marschner on physically-based rendering. Before graduate school, I obtained my BS in applied mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


A Wave Optics Based Fiber Scattering Model
Mengqi (Mandy) Xia, Bruce Walter, Eric Michielssen, David Bindel, Steve Marschner
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020
Gaussian Product Sampling for Rendering Layered Materials
Mengqi (Mandy) Xia, Bruce Walter, Christophe Hery, Steve Marschner
Computer Graphics Forum 39:1 (February 2020)
An Efficient Primal-Dual Method for the Obstacle Problem
Dominique Zosso, Braxton Osting, Mengqi (Mandy) Xia, Stanley J. Osher
Journal of Scientific Computing, 2017

Teaching Experience

CS 5625 Interactive Computer Graphics

Spring 2019
Teaching Assistant

CS 4620 Introduction to Computer Graphics

Spring 2018
Teaching Assistant

CS 1112 Introduction to Computing Using MATLAB

Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant

Research Experience

Facebook Reality Lab

Summer 2020
Research intern

Pixar Animation Studios

Summer 2018
Research intern