LSU computer engineering professor Xin (Shane) Li leverages the power of computer graphics and artificial intelligence to make the unreal possible. As the head of the Geometric and Visual Computing Group at LSU, Shane works with his team to develop and apply 3D visual data processing and analysis technologies to various forensic, medical, and health tasks. Through his work with the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory, Shane strives to digitally restore human skulls and reconstruct faces of unidentified bodies, to help forensic investigations.
A native of China and graduate of SUNY Stonybrook, Shane joined the LSU faculty in 2008 and today is an associate professor jointly in the Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Center for Computation & Technology. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Through his use of computer graphics, medical modeling, geometric modeling, and large-scale data processing and visualization, Shane takes the complex and makes it workable for any challenge thrown his way.