Jingwan(Cynthia), Lu, Ph.D.


Department of Computer Science

Princeton University


35 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Office: 414

Email: jingwanl AT princeton DOT edu



I received my Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University in June 2014. See my C.V for more information. I am joining Adobe Research in August 2014 as a full-time graphics researcher. My research interests include non-photorealistic rendering, digital art creation techniques, data-driven interactive applications, texture synthesis, etc.


I have been working closely with collaborators from Princeton University, Google, Adobe, and University of Virginia, including Adam Finkelstein, Stephen DiVerdi, Connelly Barnes, Radomir Mech and Paul Asente, on data-driven painting applications. I have served as a research intern for the past few years at Adobe Advanced Technology Lab (2011 spring and summer, 2012 summer, 2013 summer). My research about digital painting was featured on Princeton webpage and scientific newsletters[1], [2]. I have been awarded Google Research Fellowship in Artistic Graphics 2012 - 2014 and Siebel Scholarship 2013 - 2014.


I come from Beijing, China. I received my B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in June 2009. I spent my junior year studying in University of Pennsylvania, where I picked up my research interests in Computer Graphics. Before coming to Princeton, I undertook a summer internship as a software engineer at Electronic Arts in California in summer 2008 and served as a research assistant at HKUST in summer 2009.


I am a devoted Argentine Tango dancer. I served as an officer at Princeton Tango club. I also enjoy Salsa and Swing. I co-founded a Salsa club in my college, HKUST. Besides dancing, I also like various sports including scuba diving, figure skating, and hiking.






DecoBrush: Drawing Structured Decorative Patterns by Example

Jingwan Lu, Connelly Barnes, Connie Wan, Paul Asente, Radomir Mech, Adam Finkelstein

To be presented at Siggraph 2014


RealPigment: Paint Compositing by Example

Jingwan Lu, Stephen DiVerdi, Willa Chen, Connelly Barnes, Adam Finkelstein

To be presented at NPAR 2014