Yuan Li, Ph.D.

AR Enthusiast, Gamer, Pathetic Idealist


My name is Yuan Li (written in a reversed order as 李源 in Chinese). I am born and raised in Chongqing, a city suffused with passion and spice in central China.

Currently, I am about to join Apple Inc. as an AR Application Engineer in June 2022.

Prior to joining Apple, I was a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and a proud member of the 3D Interaction Group, directed by Dr. Doug A. Bowman, between 2017 and 2022. I also received a Master's degree from Boise State University and a Bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University, all in Computer Science.

My background lies in the broad topic of Augmented/Virtual Reality, 3D User Interface, Human Computer Interaction, and Collaborations. During my Ph.D. time, I worked on designing, prototyping, and evaluating interaction techniques for collaborators to exchange spatial reference information, when they are face-to-face, remote, or in a wide-area.


Check out some projects I involved during my time at Virginia Tech


My pathetic short list of publications at random places

Fun in Life

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