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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 research is about computer vision, machine learning, and human-computer interactions. My core research interest is human-centered computing as developing techniques for sensing, understanding, and serving the human user. 

I have been working on human eye gaze estimation for a long period, and I am expanding my research scope with face, hand, and body estimation for holistic human behavior modeling. As a long-term research dream, I want to facilitate biology- and healthcare-related research with computer vision and machine learning techniques. Toward this goal, I am working on medical image processing, vital signs estimation, and biomechanical human pose estimation.

Short Bio

I am an assistant professor at TU Delft since August 2021. 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 ( degree with 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

[03.2023] One paper is accepted at CVPR 2023. See you in Vancouver (if I get the Canada visa in time)!

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

[01.2023] One paper is accepted at Sensors. 

[12.2022] We will organize the GAZE workshop at CVPR 2023.

[01.2022] We will organize the GAZE workshop at CVPR 2022.

[11.2021] One book chapter about gaze estimation and its applications is published in the book Artificial Intelligence for Human Computer Interaction: A Modern Approach.

[09.2021] Received the Facebook Research Award with Guohao Lan to design privacy-preserving eye-tracking for AR/VR and beyond. Thank you, Facebook!

[07.2021] One paper is accepted at ICCV 2021. See you online!

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Professional activities, awards and talks 

Organizing committee 

Organiser committee of the "GAZE" workshop from CVPR 2021 to 2023.

Organiser committee of the "OpenEyes" workshop at ECCV 2020.

Organiser committee of the Gaze Estimation and Prediction in the Wild workshop at ICCV 2019


CVPR 2023 Outstanding Reviewers.

Highlighted Reviewers of ICLR 2022: https://iclr.cc/Conferences/2022/Reviewers

Journals: TPAMI, MM


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