She is currently the John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished professor of computer science with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, and an honorary chair professor (Yangtze Scholar) with Tsinghua University, China. She has received several honors and awards, including the IEEE, VGTC, VR Technical Achievement Award 2010 and 10 best paper awards. Her research interests include computer graphics, robotics, and human-computer interaction, with focuses on physically based modelling, sound rendering, haptics, algorithmic robotics, virtual environments, interactive techniques, geometric computing, and distributed interactive simulation. She has (co-)authored more than 250 refereed scientific publications, co-edited/authored four books. She is a former editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics during 2011-2014, a member of the IEEE CS Board of Governors, and a member of the CRA-W Board of Directors. She is a fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.