Liwen is currently a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. His advisor is Prof. Hao Li. Before that, he obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 2014 and B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 2012. He works in the field of Computer Graphics. His research focuses on developing new data-driven techniques and modeling tools for the digitization of highly intricate geometric structures such as human hair as well as the acquisition of physical properties from captured data.