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Xucong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Computer Vision Lab
Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics Section
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], LinkedIn, Twitter

Research Interest

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

I am expanding my research scope to face, hand, and body estimations as holistic human behavior modeling for intelligent interaction between humans and AI agents, with a goal of intelligent human-robot interaction. As a lifelong dream, I aim to facilitate biology/healthcare/medical-related research with computer vision and machine learning techniques, with the end goal of enhancing human physical ability through human-AI integration.

Short Bio

I am a tenured assistant professor at TU Delft, a guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and an ELISE 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 degree (2013) at Beihang University and my Bachelor degree (2010) from the Honors Program at China Agriculture University, China.


Latest News

[06.2024] We will organize the workshop "Nonverbal Cues for Human-Robot Cooperative Intelligence" at IROS 2024. Stay tuned.

[05.2024] I will serve as Area Chair of NeurIPS 2024.
[01.2024] Our GAZE workshop at CVPR is accepted. See you in Seattle!
[12.2023] I received a 250k euro joint funding from Honda Research Institute (Japan).
[07.2023] I received a 500k euro 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.

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BSc course "Image Processing", responsible, 2022 -- present.
BSc course "Image Analysis" course, guest lecturer, 2024.
MSc course "Seminar Computer Vision by Deep Learning", co-teach, 2022 -- present.

Professional Activities, Awards and Talks 

Organizing Committee 

Co-chair of ETRA 2024 short paper track.
Organizer committee of  The Netherlands Conference on Computer Vision (NCCV)2023.
Organiser committee of the "GAZE" workshop at ICCV/ECCV/CVPR from 2019 to 2024.


CVPR 2023 Outstanding Reviewers
Highlighted Reviewers of ICLR 2022
Journals: TPAMI, MM, TIP, Nature Communications

Awards and Fellowships

The first place in OpenEDS Challenge 2019 at ICCV 2019.
Best paper honorable mention award, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2017)
Best paper honorable mention award, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016)
International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) Scholarship (2013-2015), Germany


April 2024,  The University of Tokyo, Japan.  International Workshop on Human-Centered Vision and Media Technologies.
February 2024, University of Stuttgart. Hosted by Prof. Andreas Bulling.
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