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Dr. Xucong Zhang

Assistant Professor
Computer Vision Lab
Faculty of EEMCS
Delft University of Technology
E-Mail: xucong.zhang [AT] tudelft.nl
Office: Room 6.E.320 (6th floor east)
                Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6 (building 28)
  2628 XE  Delft
the Netherlands
Links: Google Scholar, CV [PDF], DBLP, LinkedIn, Twitter

Research Interest

My core research interest is human-centered computing as developing techniques to sense and serve human users.

I have been working on eye gaze estimation during my PhD and postdoc, and I am expanding my research scope with face, hand, and body estimations for holistic human behavior modeling. As a long-term research dream, I aim to facilitate biology- and healthcare-related research with computer vision and machine learning techniques. 

Short Bio

I am a tenured assistant professor at TU Delft, and I am an ELLIS society member. I was a postdoc researcher from 2018 to 2021 in the Advanced Interaction Technologies Lab at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Otmar Hilliges. I did my PhD research (summa cum laude) from 2013 to 2018 at Max Planck Institute for Informatics under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Bulling. Before that, I obtained my Master’s degree (2013) at Beihang University and my Bachelor’s degree (2010) from the Honors Program at China Agriculture University.

Latest News

[07.2023] I received joint funding from Honda Research Institute (Japan) and TKI program.

[07.2023] I am proud that I became a member of the ELLIS society.

[07.2023] I will join the organization team of ETRA 2024 as one of the short paper chairs. See you in Glasgow.

[05.2023] I got the tenured position at TU Delft.

[03.2023] One paper is accepted at CVPR 2023. See you online (I did not get the Canada visa on time).

[03.2023] We will organize the NCCV (The Netherlands Conference on Computer Vision) 2023

[01.2023] One paper is accepted at Sensors. 

More news


Honda Research Institute (Japan) + Netherlands TKI program, 500k EUR, 2023 - 2027
Facebook Research Award Gift, 2022 - 2024


BSc "Image Processing" course,  and MSc "Seminar Computer Vision by Deep Learning" course.

Professional Activities, Awards and Talks 

Organizing Committee 

Short paper chair of ETRA 2024.

Organizer committee of NCCV (The Netherlands Conference on Computer Vision) 2023

Organiser committee of the "GAZE" workshop at ICCV/ECCV/CVPR from 2019 to 2023.


CVPR 2023 Outstanding Reviewers

Highlighted Reviewers of ICLR 2022

Journals: TPAMI, MM, TIP


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

Invited talks

August 2022, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS). Hosted by Prof. Michael Black.

August 2022, Microsoft UK. Hosted by Dr. David Wong.

November 2021, Facebook Reality Labs Pittsburgh.

May 2018, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Hosted by Prof. Otmar Hilliges

March 2018, The University of Tokyo, Japan. Hosted by Prof. Yoichi Sato

March 2018, Osaka University, Japan. Hosted by Prof. Yusuke Sugano

March 2018, Keio University, Japan. Hosted by Prof. Kai Kunze