Zicheng Liao

Ph.D.


Vision Group | Graphics Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Email:  zliao (AT) zju.edu.cn

Biography

I just started at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China as a junior professor, where I got my bachelor's degree. The city is featured by the poetic West Lake, the Dragon Well green tea plantation, and the LiuHe tower which brings harmony to the land at the intersection of the Qiantang River and mountains.

I received my Ph.D degree from computer science department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in February, 2014 under the supervision of David Forsyth.

Research Interests
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning

News

  • Check out this article about our SIGGRAPH paper on progressive video loop. More from: Microsoft.News and Neowin.net.
  • I am awarded the UIUC Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award 2013.
  • Our progressive video looping work is selected for the SIGGRAPH 2013 technical papers preview trailer!
  • Two papers accepted to CVPR 2013.
  • Our Subdivision-based image vectorization and editing paper is selected as the IEEE TVCG 2012(Oct) spotlight paper!

Demo

Demo tool released by MSR based on my intern work there:

"Automated video looping with progressive dynamism"

Tool to extract a 5-second looping video from a non-looping input video. Also a viewer application to enable both interactive control over the level of dynamism of the output video, as well as manual editing of which regions animate or are static.

demo download

Publications

    Automated Video Looping with Progressive Dynamism (website; pdf; video; talk; YouTube; demo tool)
    Zicheng Liao, Neel Joshi, Hugues Hoppe
    ACM Trans. Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 2013

    Non-Parametric Filtering for Geometric Detail Extraction and Material Representation (pdf; dataset)
    Zicheng Liao, Jason Rock, Yang Wang, David Forsyth
    Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013

    Boundary Cues for 3D Object Shape Recovery (pdf; supplemental)
    Kevin Karsch, Zicheng Liao, Jason Rock, Jonathan Barron, Derek Hoiem
    Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013

    A Subdivision-Based Representation for Vector Image Editing (website; pdf; supplemental; slides)
    Zicheng Liao, Hugues Hoppe, David Forsyth, Yizhou Yu
    Proc. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2012. Spotlight paper!
    Presented at ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D), 2013.

    Building a Dictionary of Image Fragments (pdf)
    Zicheng Liao, Ali Farhadi, Yang Wang, Ian Endres, David Forsyth
    Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012

    Discriminative Hierarchical Part-Based Models for Human Parsing and Action Recognition (pdf)
    Yang Wang, Duan Tran, Zicheng Liao, David Forsyth
    Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2012.

    Learning Hierarchical Poselets for Human Parsing (pdf)
    Yang Wang, Duan Tran, Zicheng Liao
    Proc. IEEE Computer Society Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.

    Anomaly Detection in GPS data Based on Visual Analytics (pdf)
    Zicheng Liao, Yizhou Yu, Baoquan Chen
    Proc. IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), Salt Lake City, October 2010.

    Patch-Based Image Vectorization with Automatic Curvilinear Feature Alignment (pdf | supplemental)
    Tian Xia, Zicheng (Binbin) Liao, Yizhou Yu
    ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 (ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2009)

    iNextCube: Information Network-Enhanced Text Cube
    Yintao Yu, Cindy Xide Lin, Yizhou Sun, Chen Chen, Jiawei Han, Zicheng (Binbin) Liao, Tianyi Wu, ChengXiang Zhai, Duo Zhang, Bo Zhao
    Proc. 35th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases(VLDB), August 2009(demo paper)

    Physically-Based Realistic Ocean Scene Modeling and Rendering
    Ke Yan, Zhangye Wang, Zicheng (Binbin) Liao, Ruoguan Huang, Qunsheng Peng
    Journal of Computer-Aided Design & Computer Graphics, 2008

    IR Scene Image Generation from Visual Image Based on Thermal Database
    Zicheng (Binbin) Liao, Zhangye Wang, Xiaodi Ke, Yibin Xia, Qunsheng Peng
    Fifth International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing & Pattern Recognition (MIPPR), 2007

Industrial Experience

  • Microsoft Reserach
    Research Intern with Hugues Hoppe of the Graphics group. Summer 2013 & 2012, winter 2012. Redmond
  • Facebook
    Data Scientist intern. Summer 2010 & 2009. Palo Alto
  • Google
    Software Engineer Intern. Summer 2007. Beijing

Last Modified: June 2014