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Yu-Chi Lai

Ph.D. at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madion. A member of RF-Albation Group, Graphics Group, and Vision Group. Interested in photo-realistic rendering, GPU-based rendering, game technology development, geospatial data visualization, geosemantics, image-based reconstruction and rendering, group motion, motion capture, medical imaging, multi media development and visualization.

Contact Info:

University of Wisconsin at Madison
Computer Sciences Department
1210 W. Dayton St
Madison, WI, 53706

Office: 3397 Computer Sciences and Statistics
Resume: PDF, Word
ECE Thesis: Lesion Size Estimator


Yu-Chi Lai et al., Physically-based Animation Rendering with Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Wisconsin Tech Report TR1653
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Yu-Chi Lai, Feng Liu, Li Zhang, and Charles Dyer, Efficient Schemes for Monte Carlo Markov Chain Algorithms in Global Illumination,Proc. 4th International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2008
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Yu-Chi Lai, Shaohua Fan, Stephen Chenney, and Charles Dyer, Photorealistic Image Rendering with Population Monte Carlo Energy Redistribution, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, 2007, pp. 287-296.
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Shaohua Fan, Stephen Chenney, Bo Hu, Kam-Wah Tsui and Yu-Chi Lai, Optimizing Control Variate Estimators for Rendering, Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 351-358, 2006.
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Yu-Chi Lai, Stephen Chenney and Shaohua Fan, Group Motion Graphs, Eurographics/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation 2005, pp. 281-290.
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Shaohua Fan, Stephen Chenney and Yu-Chi Lai, Metropolis Photon Sampling with Optional User Guidance, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, 2005, pp. 127-138.
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Technical Reports

Shaohua Fan, Yu-Chi Lai, Stephen Chenney, and Charles Dyer, Population Monte Carlo Sampler for Rendering, Technical Report 1613, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
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Yu-Chi Lai, Shaohua Fan, and Charles Dyer, Population Monte Carlo Path Tracing Technical Report 1614, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.
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Yu-Chi Lai, Stephen Chenney, Shaohua Fan, Data-Driven Group Animation, Technical Report 1538, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.
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Interested animation projects

Yu-Chi Lai: Scene Parks, This is a simple 3D application for displaying a scene park. Web Page
Yu-Chi Lai, Diana Zhou, Lia-Kai Wang: Poker: Texas Hold'em, In this project, we are implementing an online poker game. In this design document, we will present our method and protocol so as to ensure the security of the game. The poker game we are implementing is the Texas Hold'em. The appendix lists the rules about how to play it. The rest of this document is the detailed description of the design for this project. Web Page
Shaohua Fan, Yu-Chi Lai, Jeff Lulewicz, Josh Lulewicz, Amber Samdahl Web Page
Yu-Chi Lai, Kathleen, Eelke, Josh, Day of the Tentacle We present the sequel to the best seller "The Day of the Tentacle". We rejoin Purple Tentacle in his quest for world domination. In our absence he has used a time machine to create an army of clones from himself. He has his "diminuator" that he will to destory anyone that gets in his way. Green Tentacle along with Bernard, Laverne and Hoagie must put an end to Purple Tentacle's evil empire and save the world!
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Personal Interestings

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