Dr. Xucong Zhang
My current research is about computer vision, machine learning, and their applications in human-computer interactions. My research interest is human-centred computing as developing techniques for sensing, understanding, and serving the human user. Specifically, I am working on human attention estimation and corresponding applications in real-world settings. I am extending my research to the range of the full human body including hand pose, body gesture, and speech.
I will join TU Delft as an assistant professor in August 2021.
One PhD position at TU Delft is available. Please submit your application on the website, do not send your application to my email.
I finished my PhD (summa cum laude, 2013-2018) at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, German, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Bulling. Prior to that, I received my Master degree (2010-2013) from Beihang University and Bachelor degree (2007-2010) from China Agricultural University (Honor Program) in China. I worked as an intern in CBSR Lab, the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2011 to 2013.
[01.2021] I will join TU Delft as an assistant professor in August 2021. One PhD position from me will be available soon. Very much looking forward to the new life in Delft.
[12.2020] We are going to organize "GAZE" workshop at CVPR 2021.
[07.2020] One paper is accepted at BMVC 2020. See you online!
[05.2020] Two papers are accepted at ECCV 2020. See you online!
[04.2020] One paper is accepted by TIP.
[01.2020] We are going to organize "OpenEyes" workshop at ECCV 2020.
[09.2019] We won the OpenEDS Challenge 2019 (Synthetic Eye Generation Challenge).
[07.2019] One paper is accepted at ICCV 2019.
2013 and before
Professional activity, awards and talks
Master thesis, Aoming Liu, Monocular RGB Gaze Estimation with Multi-View Consistency Training. 2021.
Semester Project, Kaifeng Zhao, Hand-eye coordinate interaction with public display. 2020.
Master thesis, Valentin Venzin, Person-Specific Human EyeGaze-Base Interactions. 2020
Master thesis, Yufeng Zheng, Accurate and Photo-realistic Person-specific Gaze Re-direction. 2020
Semester Project, Marcel Buhler, Feature Preserving Image Translation for Gaze Estimation. 2019
Journals: TPAMI 2017, TPAMI 2019, MM 2019.
Conferences: NeurIPS 2021, CHI 2021, WACV 2021, CVPR 2021, ETRA 2021, WACV 2020, CHI 2020, ACCV 2020, UIST 2020, CVPR 2020, ETRA 2020, CVPR 2020, IMWUT 2020, ETRA 2019, CHI 2019, CHI 2018, ETRA 2018, UIST 2017, IMWUT 2017, Augmented Human 2017, IWBF 2017, UIST 2017, Multimedia 2017, UIST 2016, ETRA 2016
Awards and Fellowships
2019, The first place of OpenEDS Challenge 2019 at ICCV 2019.
2017, Best paper honorable mention award, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2017)
2016, Best paper honorable mention award, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016)
2013--2015, International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) Scholarship, Germany