I am a second year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in the Computer Science Department Graphics Lab with Kayvon Fatahalian as my adviser. I am interested in computational lighting and my research seeks to build new systems for providing artists and designers with tools for intuitively controlling virtual and physical lighting at scale.

I received my Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (Lighting Design) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014, after spending many late nights in the theater and coding up graphics projects.

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Lumiverse is a cross-platform framework for creating scalable, interactive lighting applications. Lumiverse provides abstractions for organizing, selecting, and animating lighting devices, allowing real-world devices to be manipulated with programming concepts similar to those found in traditional 2D graphics and web applications.

Lumiverse was developed at Carnegie Mellon University by Evan Shimizu and Chenxi Liu. This project was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.

You can download and learn more about the framework at the project website.