Zilu Li

Hi! I'm Zilu (李子璐), a senior at Cornell University majoring in Computer Science. My research focus revolves around computer vision, computer graphics, and neural fields. I'm fortunate to be working with Prof.Bharath Hariharan, Prof.Steve Marschner, and Prof.Gordon Wetzstein during my undergraduate years.

Email: zl327 [at] cornell [dot] edu

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Neural Control Variates with Automatic Integration
Zilu Li*, Guandao Yang*, Qingqing Zhao, Xi Deng, Leonidas Guibas, Bharath Hariharan, Gordon Wetzstein

We present a method that uses arbitrary neural network architectures as control variates with automatic differentiation to create unbiased, low-variance, and numerically stable Monte Carlo estimators for various problem setups.

Neural Cache for Monte Carlo Partial Differential Equation Solver
Zilu Li*, Guandao Yang*, Xi Deng, Christopher De Sa, Bharath Hariharan, Steve Marschner
SIGGRAPH Asia, 2023

Using neural field caches to reduce variance in Monte Carlo PDE solvers. Our method excels when computing is limited and enables effective bias and variance trade-off.

BT^2: Backward-compatible Training with Basis Transformation
Yifei Zhou*, Zilu Li*, Abhinav Shrivastava, Hengshuang Zhao, Antonio Torralba, Taipeng Tian, Ser-Nam Lim
ICCV, 2023

Introducing a Basis Transformation Method to avoid backfilling in learning new representations for modern retrieval systems.


Outside of research, I spend most time rocking with my band Cornell Interlude and random city-walking:D


I served as a teaching assistant for the following courses.

Spring 2024: CS 4670 Computer Vision

Spring 2023, Fall 2023: CS 4780 Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems

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