I'm a PhD student at MultiPLES Lab, UCLA Department of Mathematics, advised by Prof. Chenfanfu Jiang. Before that, I was a PhD student at Sig Lab, the University of Pennsylvania, working in the same group. I received my M.S. degree from the Department of Computer Science, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and my B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University (China).
My current research interests are physics-based simulation, ML-aided simulation and sim2real/real2sim applications.


Topology Optimization with Frictional Self-Contact

Zeshun Zong*, Xuan Li*, Jianping Ye, Sian Wen, Yin Yang, Danny M. Kaufman, Minchen Li, and Chenfanfu Jiang.

*Equal contributions.

Arxiv. 2022.


Polycube Shape Space

Hui Zhao, Xuan Li, Na Lei, Xiaoling Wang, Shaodong Wang, Wencheng Wang, and Xiangfeng Gu.

Pacific Graphics (PG). 2019.

[Paper] [Slides]

Conformal Mesh Parameterization using Discrete Calabi Flow

Hui Zhao, Xuan Li, Huabin Ge, Na Lei, Min Zhang, Xiaoling Wang, and Xianfeng Gu.

Geometric Modeling and Processing (GMP). 2018.

[Paper] [Slides] [Data]

Robust Edge-Preserved Surface Mesh Polycube Deformation

Hui Zhao, Na Lei, Xuan Li, Peng Zeng, Ke Xu, and Xianfeng Gu.

Pacific Graphics (PG) Short Paper. 2017.



Differentiable Rasterizer for Vector Font Generation and Editing

Zhaowen Wang, Zhifei Zhang, Xuan Li, Matthew Fisher, and Hailin Jin.

US11392806B2. Adobe Inc. 2022.


MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Research Intern

Jun, 2022 - Sep, 2022

UCLA Department of Mathematics

Visiting Graduate Researcher

May, 2021 - Aug, 2021

SIG Center for Computer Graphics, University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Student

Sep, 2019 - Sep, 2020

Creative Intelligence Lab, Adobe Research

Deep Learning Research Intern

May, 2019 - Nov, 2019