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College of Sciences & Technology

Ling Xu

Assistant Professor

Office: S727
713-221-5836
xul@uhd.edu

Dr. Xu is an assistant professor at University of Houston – Downtown. She has 10-year experience in teaching university courses especially programming, computer graphics, and game development. Her research interests cover game programming, procedural modeling, image processing, and computer arts.  


  • Ph.D, Carleton University, Canada
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • B.Sc, Anhui University, China


  • CS1410 Introduction to CS with C++
  • CS3300 Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS4315 Operating Systems
  • CS2410 Data Structures & Algorithms

​Dr. Xu is an assistant professor at the University of Houston – Downtown. Before she joined UHD, she has been teaching at several universities in Canada and China. The courses include computer fundamentals, programming, and game development. In UHD she teaches operating systems, object-oriented programming, gaming, and related CS courses. Dr. Xu is a researcher in the fields of computer graphics, game programming, and computer generated arts. Her work has been published in high ranked journals and conferences. She is also an editor for a few international science and technology journals.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Procedural modeling, game development, image processing, and computer generated arts.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2015). "Procedural Tree Modeling with Guiding Vectors". Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 34, Number 7.
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2012). "A Procedural Method for Irregular Tree Models". Computers & Graphics, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp.1036-1047
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2012). "Synthetic Tree Models from Iterated Discrete Graphs". Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012, pp.149-156
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2009). "Magnetic Curves: Curvature-Controlled Aesthetic Curves Using Magnetic Fields". Computational Aesthetics 2009, pp.1-8.
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2008). "Constructive Path Planning for Natural Phenomena Modeling". Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence, pp. 59-69.
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2007). "Modeling Dendritic Shapes -Using Path Planning". GRAPP 2007, pp. 29-36.

Book Chapters:

  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2009). "Procedural Natural Phenomena from Least-Cost Paths in a Weighted Graph", Chapter Three of Book "Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications", Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-89681-4(print), 978-3-540-89682-1(online).
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2008). "Constructive Path Planning for Natural Phenomena Modeling", Chapter Six of Book "Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Computer Graphics", Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-85127-1. 

International Conference Presentations:

  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2015). "Procedural Tree Modeling with Guiding Vectors". Pacific Graphics 2015, Beijing, China
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2012). "Synthetic Tree Models from Iterated Discrete Graphs". Graphics Interface 2012, Toronto, Canada
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2010). "A Hybrid Image-based Method to Generate Sketching Portrait". Graphics Interface 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2010). "Constructive Path Planning for Natural Phenomena Modeling". GRAND Annual Conference 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2009). "Magnetic Curves: Curvature-Controlled Aesthetic Curves Using Magnetic Fields". Computational Aesthetics 2009, Victoria, Canada
  • Ling Xu and David Mould (2008). "Constructive Path Planning for Natural Phenomena Modeling". The 11th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence, Athens, Greece.

AWARDS

  • Award of Organized Research and Creative Activities, University of Houston - Downtown, USA, 2017
  • Faculty Development Award, University of Houston - Downtown, USA, 2017
  • Dean of Graduate Studies Academic Excellence Scholarship, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2008–2012
  • Graduate Scholarship, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2008 –2012
  • Best Paper Award, Graphics Interface 36th Conference, Canada, 2010
  • International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, Spain, 2007
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Anhui University, China, 1998-2001


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