Xia, L.

PhD candidate
Industrial Design Engineering


My name is Ling Xia and I come from Shanghai, China. I am now a PhD student at the Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. My research subject is  “Perceptual metrics of light fields”.

I graduated in January 2012 from Electronic science and engineering and started my PhD’s research here in February 2012. I have developed a solid background in electronic engineering by obtaining both my BSc and MSc on this field from Southeast University, China (2005-2012). I also have experience on visual perception by participating in the projects “Flicker perception on Panel Displays”, “Visual fatigue evaluation for 3D and head mounted displays” and “Overhead glare perception for LED lighting”.


  • 2012 – present 
    PhD candidate, IO- π-lab
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2009 – 2012 
    MSc, Physical Electronics, School of Electronic Science and Engineering
    Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China
  • 2005 – 2009 
    BSc, School of Electronic Science and Engineering
    Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China 

Specialisation / field of research

My research subject is on “Perceptual metrics of light fields”. The interplay between lighting, geometry and materials shapes the architectural space and light field in it. The main goal of this project is to find the visually relevant properties of the physical spatial distribution of light in 3D space, the “visual light field”, to describe these in an intuitive way, and to understand how they change for lighting/material/geometrical variations of the environment. A second major goal is the development of virtual and real light field probes and light field simulations. 

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