Wilmot Li

Principal Scientist

Seattle

I am a Principal Scientist in the Creative Intelligence Lab at Adobe Research. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Washington, where I was a member of the Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GRAIL) from 2000-2007. My thesis work presents new interactive visualization techniques that help users understand and explore complex 3D objects with many constituent parts (e.g., CAD models, anatomical datasets). I have also worked on interactive texture synthesis, adaptive document layout, and non-photorealistic rendering for virtual environments. From 1996-2000, I attended Princeton University, where I earned a BSE in computer science. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.

For an up-to-date list of publications, please visit my personal webpage here.

My Publications

Published October 20, 2019

MagicalHands: Mid-Air Hand Gestures for Animating in VR

UIST 2019

Rahul Arora, Rubaiat Habib, Danny Kaufman, Wilmot Li, Karan Singh
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published October 19, 2019

Real-Time Lip Sync for Live 2D Animation

arXiv

Deepali Aneja, Wilmot Li
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Audio
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)

Published May 2, 2019

Interactive Body-Driven Graphics for Augmented Video Performance

CHI 2019

Nazmus Saquib, Rubaiat Habib, Li-Yi Wei, Wilmot Li
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published October 15, 2018

Script-driven Performance Animation

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Hariharan Subramonyam, Wilmot Li, Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published August 1, 2018

ToonSynth: Example-Based Synthesis of Hand-Colored Cartoon Animations

SIGGRAPH

Marek Dvorožňák, Wilmot Li, Vladimir Kim, Daniel Sýkora, Kim
  • Computer Vision, Imaging & Video

Published April 16, 2018

Supporting In-Person Discussions around Iterations in User Interface Design

Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

Jasper O'Leary, Holger Winnemöller, Wilmot Li, Mira Dontcheva, Morgan Dixon
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published April 16, 2018

Interface Design Assistance from Examples

Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

Amanda Swearngin, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Joel Brandt, Morgan Dixon, Andrew J. Ko
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published November 27, 2017

Transferring Image-based Edits for Multi-Channel Compositing

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia'17)

James W. Hennessey, Wilmot Li, Bryan Russell, Eli Shechtman, Niloy Mitra
  • Computer Vision, Imaging & Video
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)

Published October 17, 2016

Aesthetic Electronics: Designing, Sketching, and Fabricating Circuits through Digital Exploration

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Joanne Lo, Cesar Torres, Isabel Yang, Jasper O'Leary, Danny Kaufman, Wilmot Li, Mira Dontcheva, Eric Paulos
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published October 17, 2016

Authoring Illustrations of Human Movements by Iterative Physical Demonstration

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Pei-Yu (Peggy) Chi, Daniel Vogel, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Björn Hartmann
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published August 8, 2016

Data-Driven Guides: Supporting Expressive Design for Information Graphics

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Volume: 23, Issue 1)

Nam Wook Kim, Eston Schweickart, Leo Zhicheng Liu, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Jovan Popović, Hanspeter Pfister
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published April 18, 2015

Motif: Supporting novice creativity through expert patterns

Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

Joy Kim, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Michael Bernstein, Daniela Steinsapir
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published April 18, 2015

Lamello: Passive Acoustic Sensing for Tangible Input Components

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Valkyrie Savage, Andrew Head, Bjorn Hartmann, Dan Goldman, Gautham Mysore, Wilmot Li
  • Audio
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published January 1, 2014

PortraitSketch: Face Sketching Assistance for Novices

Proc. of UIST'14, pp. 407--417

J. Xie, Aaron Hertzmann, Wilmot Li, H. Winnemoeller
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published October 1, 2013

Content-Based Tools for Editing Audio Stories

Proceedings of the 26th Annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology

S. Rubin, F. Berthouzoz, Gautham Mysore, Wilmot Li, M. Agrawala

Published October 1, 2013

DemoCut: Generating Concise Instructional Videos for Physical Demonstrations

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 141-150

P. Chi, J. Liu, J. Linder, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, B. Hartmann

Published August 1, 2013

Learning Part-based Templates from Large Collections of 3D Shapes

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH)

Vladimir Kim, Wilmot Li, Niloy Mitra, Siddhartha Chaudhuri, Stephen DiVerdi, Thomas Funkhouser
  • Computer Vision, Imaging & Video
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)

Published October 1, 2012

MixT: Automatic Generation of Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 93-102

Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, P. Chi, S. Ahn, A. Ren, B. Hartmann

Published October 1, 2012

Tutorial-based Interfaces for Cloud-enabled Applications

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 113-122

G. Laput, E. Adar, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li

Published October 1, 2012

UnderScore: Musical Underlays for Audio Stories

Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology

S. Rubin, F. Berthouzoz, Gautham Mysore, Wilmot Li, M. Agrawala
  • Audio
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published August 31, 2012

Exploring Collections of 3D Models using Fuzzy Correspondences

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH)

Vladimir Kim, Wilmot Li, Niloy Mitra, Stephen DiVerdi, Thomas Funkhouser
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published August 1, 2012

Tools for Placing Cuts and Transitions in Interview Video

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(4)

F. Berthouzoz, Wilmot Li, M. Agrawala

Published October 1, 2011

A Framework for Content-adaptive Photo Manipulation Macros: Application to Face, Landscape, and Global Manipulations

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30(5)

F. Berthouzoz, Wilmot Li, Mira Dontcheva, M. Agrawala

Published August 7, 2011

Exploration of Continuous Variability in Collections of 3D Shapes

SIGGRAPH 2011 – International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques , Aug. 7 - 11

M. Ovsjanikov, Wilmot Li, L. Guibas, N. Mitra

Published February 1, 2011

Design Principles for Visual Communication

Communications of the ACM , 54(4)

M. Agarwala, Wilmot Li, F. Berthouzoz

Published January 30, 2011

Pause-and-play: Automatically Linking Screencast Video Tutorials with Applications

In ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2011)

S. Pongnumkul, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, L. Bourdev, S. Avidan, Jue Wang, M. Cohen

Published February 1, 2010

Creating Collections with Automatic Suggestions and Example-Based Refinement

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

A. Secord, Holger Winnemöller, Wilmot Li, Mira Dontcheva

Published February 1, 2010

Exploded View Diagrams of Mathematical Surfaces

In IEEE Vis 2010

O. Karpenko, Wilmot Li, N. Mitra, M. Agrawala

Published February 1, 2010

Illustrating How Mechanical Assemblies Work

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 29(4), 58

N. Mitra, Y. Yang, D. Yan, Wilmot Li, M. Agrawala

Published February 26, 2009

Review of Automatic Document Formatting

In DocEng 2009

N. Hurst, Wilmot Li, K. Marriott

Published February 1, 2009

Generating Photo Manipulation Tutorials By Demonstration

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 28(3)

F. Grabler, M. Agrawala, Wilmot Li, Mira Dontcheva, T. Igarashi

Published September 18, 2007

Interactive Illustrations for Visualizing Complex 3D Objects

PhD Thesis, University of Washington

Wilmot Li

Published August 28, 2007

Interactive Cutaway Illustrations of Complex 3D Models

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 26(3), 31:1–31:11

Wilmot Li, L. Ritter, M. Agrawala, B. Curless, David Salesin
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published April 25, 2006

Painting with texture

In Rendering Techniques 2006: 17th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering , 371–376

L. Ritter, Wilmot Li, B. Curless, M. Agrawala, David Salesin
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published February 1, 2004

Adaptive document layout

Communications of the ACM , 47(8), 60–66

C. Jacobs, Wilmot Li, E. Schrier, D. Bargeron, David Salesin

Published February 1, 2004

Interactive image-based exploded view diagrams

In Graphics Interface 2004 , 203–212

Wilmot Li, M. Agrawala, David Salesin

Published February 15, 2003

Adaptive grid-based document layout

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 22(3), 838–847

C. Jacobs, Wilmot Li, E. Schrier, D. Bargeron, David Salesin
  • Graphics (2D & 3D)
  • Human Computer Interaction

Published February 1, 2003

Adaptive document layout via manifold content

In Proc. Workshop on Web Document Analysis

C. Jacobs, Wilmot Li, David Salesin

Published February 1, 2000

Non-photorealistic virtual environments

In Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2000 , 527–534

A. Klein, Wilmot Li, M. Kazhdan, W. Correa, A. Finkelstein, T. Funkhouser