I am a fourth year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in the Computer Science Department Graphics Lab with Kayvon Fatahalian as my adviser. I am currently researching Creative Support Tools, which allow artists of all skill levels to perform their tasks more efficiently, more easily, and be more creative. I have been developing a creative support tool for theatrical lighting design that allows designers to explore lighting designs using image-defined visual objectives. This application is supported by Lumiverse, a lighting control framework I developed and presented at SXSW 2015. I am currently working on a creative support tool for a class of image filters called Photoshop Actions with Adobe Research.

I received my Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (Lighting Design) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014, after spending many late nights in the theater and coding up graphics projects.

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Lumiverse is a cross-platform framework for creating scalable, interactive lighting applications. Lumiverse provides abstractions for organizing, selecting, and animating lighting devices, allowing real-world devices to be manipulated with programming concepts similar to those found in traditional 2D graphics and web applications.

Lumiverse was developed at Carnegie Mellon University by Evan Shimizu and Chenxi Liu. This project was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.

You can download and learn more about the framework at the project website.