Welcome! I am a first year Computer Science PhD student at New York University where I'm advised by Prof. Qi Sun in the Immersive Computing Lab. I'm interested in developing perceptually-inspired algorithms for optimizing graphics and display systems.

During my PhD, I interned at Meta Reality Labs, hosted by Alex Chapiro in Ajit Ninan's Applied Perception Science team. Previously, I received my MS from NYU in 2023 and BA from UC Berkeley in 2021.

I'm happy to chat about research or anything else, and can be reached at!

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school | work | research | talk | [All]
2023 09 I started my PhD at NYU.
08 Our collaboration with UofR was accepted to ASPLOS 2024!
06 Our work during my internship at Cesium was accepted as a poster to SCA.
06 I started an internship at Meta in the Applied Perception Science team w/ Alex Chapiro.
05 One conference paper and an E-Tech demo accepted to SIGGRAPH 2023!


My current research interests intersect computer graphics, VR/AR, applied perception, and displays.
(Representative papers are highlighted, *=equal contribution)

Exploiting Human Color Discrimination for Memory- and Energy-Efficient Image Encoding in Virtual Reality
Nisarg Ujjainkar, Ethan Shahan, Kenneth Chen, Budmonde Duinkharjav, Qi Sun, Yuhao Zhu
ASPLOS 2024 | ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
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Towards Learning and Generating Audience Motion from Video
Kenneth Chen, Norman I. Badler
SCA 2023 | ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, Poster
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Imperceptible Color Modulation for Power Saving in VR/AR
Kenneth Chen, Budmonde Duinkharjav, Nisarg Ujjainkar, Ethan Shahan, Abhishek Tyagi, Jiayi He, Yuhao Zhu, Qi Sun
SIGGRAPH 2023 | Emerging Technologies
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Toward Optimized VR/AR Ergonomics: Modeling and Predicting User Neck Muscle Contraction
Yunxiang Zhang, Kenneth Chen, Qi Sun
SIGGRAPH 2023 | Conference Proceedings
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Color-Perception-Guided Display Power Reduction for Virtual Reality
Budmonde Duinkharjav*, Kenneth Chen*, Abhishek Tyagi, Jiayi He, Yuhao Zhu, Qi Sun
SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 | ACM Transactions on Graphics 41(6)
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CS-GY 6313: Data Visualization, NYU
Course Assistant | Spring 2023 | Prof. Qi Sun
CS-GY 6533 A: Interactive Computer Graphics, NYU
Course Assistant | Fall 2021 | Prof. Claudio Silva
CS 184: Computer Graphics & Imaging, UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Student Instructor | Spring 2021 | Prof. Ren Ng & Prof. Angjoo Kanazawa | slides
CS 194-26: Intro to Computer Vision and Computational Photography, UC Berkeley
Group Tutor & Reader | Fall 2020 | Prof. Alexei Efros

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