Chongyang Ma is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Snap Research. Previously he was a Senior Research Engineer at Activision Central Tech working on facial performance capture for game production. Prior to that, he was a postdoc researcher at UBC and USC working with Prof. Alla Sheffer and Prof. Hao Li respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Institute for Advanced Study of Tsinghua University in 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Baining Guo and Dr. Li-Yi Wei. He received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Fundamental Science Class of Tsinghua University in 2007.