Dr. Xucong Zhang
My current research is about human-computer interaction, computer vision, and machine learning. My research interest is human-centred computing as developing techniques for sensing, understanding, and serving the human user. Specifically, I am working on gaze estimation and corresponding applications in real-world settings (step 1). I am trying to do research related to biology in the near future (step 2). My ultimate goal is integrating the human and machine to strengthen human ability (step 3).
I finished my PhD degree (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 in China. I worked as an intern in CBSR Lab, the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2011 to 2013.
[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 organise "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.
Learning-based Region Selection for End-to-End Gaze Estimation
Xucong Zhang, Yusuke Sugano, Andreas Bulling, Otmar Hilliges. BMVC 2020.
Professional activity, awards and talks
Mater thesis, Valentin Venzin, Person-Specific Human EyeGaze-Base Interactions. 2020
Master thesis, Yufeng Deng, 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: 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