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Lufei Liu

Vancouver, BC

Currently a student at the University of British Columbia


L. Liu, M. Saed, Y. Chou, D. Grigoryan, T. Nowicki, and T. M. Aamodt, "LumiBench: A Benchmark Suite for Hardware Ray Tracing," in IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), 2023.

M. Saed, Y. Chou, L. Liu, T. Nowicki, and T. M. Aamodt, "Vulkan-Sim: A GPU Architecture Simulator for Ray Tracing," in ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2022.

L. Liu, W. Chang, F. Demoullin, Y. Chou, M. Saed, D. Pankratz, T. Nowicki, and T. M. Aamodt, "Intersection Prediction for Accelerated GPU Ray Tracing," in ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2021.

R. D. Evans, L. Liu, and T. M. Aamodt, "JPEG-ACT: Accelerating Deep Learning via Transform-based Lossy Compression," in ACM/IEEE Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), 2020.


NSERC CGS-D - 2022
$35000 per year awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada supporting doctoral students at Canadian institutions

Dean's Achievement Award in Engineering - 2020
UBC Graduating Award - awarded to 1 outstanding graduating student in each engineering discipline

NSERC CGS-M - 2020
$17500 awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada based on academic excellence and research potential

Hugh M. Brock National Entrance Award - 2015
Renewable scholarship totaling $26000, nationally selected based on extracurriculars and academics

Trek Excellence Scholarship - 2016, 2017, 2019
Awarded to the top 5% of students in each undergraduate year

PMC Sierra Award - 2019
Specially nominated by faculty

Rogers Communications Inc. Scholarship - 2016
Specially nominated by faculty

Chancellor's Scholar Award - 2015
Awarded to top 10% of incoming class

Charles Lindsay Thompson Scholarship - 2018
Specially nominated by faculty.

Fluor Scholarship - 2015, 2016, 2017
Renewable scholarship of $3000 per year

Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence - 2013
Awarded for leadership and community involvement

Lufei Liu

Vancouver, BC



Research Assistant
September 2019 - Present
  • Develop C++ simulator model for a ray tracing accelerator and investigate methods to improve efficiency in hardware ray tracing.

Meta Reality Labs

Research Engineer Intern
May 2022 - August 2022
  • Work with Reality Labs Research - Graphics team.


Teaching Assistant
September 2017 - April 2022
  • APSC 160 - Introduction to Computation in Engineering Design
  • CPEN 211 - Introduction to Microcomputers
  • CPEN 312 - Digital Systems and Microcomputers
  • CPEN 412 - Microcomputer Systems Design

BC Hydro

Electrical Engineering Co-op
May 2019 - August 2019
  • Create an automated system to simulate sets of contingency events on high voltage power lines over a period of 10 years using various load parameters and report any violations to the WECC TPL standards.
  • Improve speed by 25% and accuracy of calculations by leveraging the PSS/E engine in the automation system.
  • Assist in other transmission planning activities as directed.


Network Engineer Co-op
January 2019 - April 2019
  • Develop custom scripts using REST APIs on Postman and Python to manage IP/MPLS/optical networks and generate reports as requested by international customers.
  • Setup and manage network lab environment including service routers and simulators to support network management testing.
  • Execute tests for L2 and L3 services provisioning and network node discovery features on customized web applications for service provider customers.


Hardware Engineer Co-op
May 2018 - December 2018
  • Prepare and execute PCIe interoperability tests of NVMe device with various servers running Linux, automated using Python and JTAG interface, to achieve stable Gen4 link with 16GT/s speeds.
  • Assist in PVT characterization of DDR4 interface with oscilloscope and data acquisition measurements.
  • Create custom tools in C embedded in device firmware to simplify tasks using information provided in vendor reference documents.

University of British Columbia
2015 - 2020

Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering
Minor in Commerce
GPA: 93%

University of British Columbia
2020 - 2025 (anticipated)

Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • ESL Tutor
  • Women in Engineering Mentor
  • STEM Outreach Instructor
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