Zihan Yu

Ph.D. Student

UC Irvine

About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine, supervised by Prof. Shuang Zhao. I am interested in physically-based rendering and differentiable rendering. Before coming to UCI, I received M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and my B.E. in Software Engineering from Tongji University.


  • Physically Based Rendering
  • Differentiable Rendering


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2020 - Present

    University of California, Irvine

  • MS in Computer Science, 2020

    Columbia University

  • BE in Software Engineering, 2017

    Tongji University


Efficient Differentiation of Pixel Reconstruction Filters for Path-Space Differentiable Rendering

In this paper, We present a new technique to efficiently differentiate pixel reconstruction filters based on the path-space formulation.

Path-Space Differentiable Rendering of Participating Media

In this paper, we establish the mathematical formulation of generalized differential path integrals that capture both interfacial and volumetric light transport.