» Trudi Di Qi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fowler School of Engineering
Email: dqi@chapman.edu


2016 - 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Mentor: Prof. Suvranu De)

2010 - 2015

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dissertation"OFN Surfel-Mesh: A Point-Neighborhood Representation Scheme for Complex Geometric Modeling" (Menter: Prof. Matthew M.F. Yuen)

2008 - 2009

M.Sc. in Intelligent Building Technology and Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2003 - 2007

B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Beihang University


Dr. Qi’s research is at the intersection of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI). She is particularly interested in studying multidisciplinary problems with practical impact by connecting visual computing technologies with real-world human-centered endeavors. Specific projects under investigation include 1) building human-interactive 3D modeling and animation tools to support intuitive creation, modeling, and animation of geometric data in the virtual world and 2) developing AI-assisted VR simulation technologies for education and training. Potential application areas of her research include healthcare education and training, assistive technology, collaborative VR, and computational creativity.