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Nan Xiang

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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. I obtained my PhD in Computer Animation from National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), Bournemouth University in 2021. Before embarking on my academic career, I worked in the animation and VFX industry in technical roles, I led a technical team in 3D animation film production and also served as a pipeline technical director in the production of several Hollywood feature films. During my PhD, I focused on the application and research of graphics and computer animation techniques in virtual surgical simulation. My research interests include computer graphics, computer animation, virtual surgical, XR technology, computer vision, deep learning, and technologies related to film/VFX/animation production pipelines. I have served as a reviewer for many international conferences (e.g. ACM Siggraph, IEEE VR, CGI, CASA, WWW) and journals (e.g. TVC, CAVW, C&G, SPL, AIR). And also, I am a professional member of ACM, IEEE, MICCAI, CSIG, CAAI, ASIFA, and CSMPTE, and an executive committee member of CCF-CAD&CG.

项南于2021年从英国国家计算机动画中心(NCCA)获得了博士学位,专业是计算机动画。在读博之前,领导技术小组参与过三维动画长片电影制作,并作为流程技术指导参与过数部好莱坞长篇特效电影的开发制作。博士期间专注于图形学和计算机动画技术在虚拟手术仿真中的应用和研究。研究兴趣包括计算机图形学,计算机动画,虚拟手术仿真,XR技术,计算机视觉,深度学习,影视/特效/动画生产制作技术等。担任过多个国际高水平会议(如ACMSiggraph/IEEEVR/CGI/CASA/WWW等)和SCI期刊(如TVC/CAVW/C&G/SPL/AIR等)的审稿人。ACM/IEEE/MICCAI/中国计算机学会/ 中国图象图形学学会/中国人工智能学会/国际动画协会/中国电影电视技术学会专业会员,CCF计算机辅助设计与图形学专委会执行委员。

Research interests

I am looking for highly motivated students who are interested in computer animation, graphics, XR technology, virtual surgery, and VFX/animation production piepline to join related projects and research topics. Please attach your CV and transcripts if any and send them to me via email ( 


Lecturer, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022 - present

Awards and honours

33rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2020) Best Paper Award

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Computer Graphics and Animation, Bournemouth University - 2021

MA in Animation, Communication University of China - 2017

BE in Software Engineering, Nanchang University - 2012

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  • Staff


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