Research Summary
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My recent research interest is centered around two topics: 1) data-driven shape processing and modeling and, 2) 3D vision for robotic applications. These directions are motivated and driven by the recent fast development of 3D sensing techniques and the proliferation of 3D shape repositories.

Data-Driven Shape Processing and Modeling

Benefiting from the fast development of 3D shape repositories and machine learning techniques, data-driven approach has been widely utilized in shape processing and modeling. The knowledge / patterns about structures and semantics are learned to reason about shape structures for high-level processing, and transferred to the newly generated data. In recent, we are espeically interested in deep generative models of shape structures.

3D Vision for Robotic Applications

The recent proliferation of commodity depth sensors has led to a wide interest in 3D vision for robotic visual perception. 3D shapes are playing a more important role in a vision pipeline. 3D geometry not only enhances visual recognition and understanding but also facilitates 3D spatial reasoning for robotic navigation and manipulation.

Professional Activities/Services/Memberships

  • Journal editorial board:
  • Program committee co-chair / area chair:
  • Program committee member:
    • SIGGRAPH: 2019, 2020
    • SIGGRAPH Asia: 2017, 2018, 2022
    • Eurographics: 2020, 2021
    • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI): 2020
    • Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP): 2013-2022
    • Pacific Graphics (PG): 2013-2022
    • Geometric Modeling and Processing (GMP): 2014
    • Shape Modeling International (SMI): 2019, 2020-2022
    • Computer Graphics International (CGI): 2018-2022
    • IEEE CAD/Graphics: 2013, 2015, 2019
    • Graphics Interface: 2020
    • Computational Visual Media Conference (CVM): 2017-2022
    • Chinagraph: 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • Paper review for international conferences & journals:
    • SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, SGP, etc.
    • ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), etc.
  • Professional membership:

Awards & Honors

  • Natural Science Award of CCF (1st place, 3rd contributor), 2020.
  • Natural Science Award of Hunan Province (1st place, 3rd contributor), 2014.
  • Young Researcher Award of Geometric Design and Computing (GDC), 2016.
  • LU Zengyong High-Tech Award on CAD&CG (2nd place), 2013.
  • Excellent Ph.D Dissertation Award, PLA of China, 2013.

Courses & Panels

5. Eurographics Tutorial. Learning Generative Models of 3D Structures, Eurographics 2019, with Daniel Ritchie, Siddhartha Chaudhuri and Richard Zhang, Genoa, Italy, May 6, 2019.
4. SIGGRAPH Asia Course. Data-Driven Shape Analysis and Processing, SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, with Vladimir G. Kim, Qixing Huang, Evangelos Kalogerakis and Niloy Mitra, Macao, China, Dec 5-8, 2016.
3. EG STAR Report. Data-Driven Shape Analysis and Processing, Eurographics 2016, with Vladimir G. Kim, Qixing Huang and Evangelos Kalogerakis, Lisbon, Portugal, May 13, 2016. (Course given by Evangelos Kalogerakis)
2. Panel Speach. High-level Shape Understanding, CAD/Graphics 2015, with Jin Huang and Dongming Yan, Xi'an, China, Aug 27, 2015.
1. SIGGRAPH Asia Course. Data-Driven Visual Computing, SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, with Leonidas Guibas, Alexei Efros, Shi-Min Hu, Ariel Shamir, Siddhartha Chaudhuri and Jun-Yan Zhu, Shenzhen, China, Dec 4, 2014.

Invited talks

11. Intelligent 3D Sensing and Modeling, USTC Summer School 2015 on "Advances in Computer Graphics", University of Science and Technology of China, Qingdao, China, July 29, 2015.
10. Robot-Operated Indoor Scene Reconstruction, SDU Summer School on Visual Computing, Shandong University, Qingdao, China, July 23, 2014.
9. Data-Driven Shape Modeling and Processing, Chinese Conference on Image and Graphics Technique 2014, Chinese Institute of Electronics, Beijing, China, Nov 1-2, 2014.
8. 2D-3D Fusion for Data-Driven Visual Computing, International Forum on 2D-3D Fusion and HCI, CCF YOCSEL Hangzhou & Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, July 5-6, 2014.
7. Multi-scale Symmetry and Application, School of Computer, Shandong University, Jinan, China, Sep. 30, 2013.
6. Symmetry Analysis: Towards High-level Geometry Processing, Summer Seminar 2013 on Computer Graphics, State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 15, 2013.
5. An introduction to Symmetry Detection,  CCF YOCSEF Changsha Seminar on Visual Computing, Central South University, Changsha, China, March 28, 2013.
4. Multiscale Partial Intrinsic Symmetry Detection, Changchun Workshop on Computer Graphics 2012, Mathematics School, Jilin University, Changchun, China, September 21, 2012.
3. Multiscale Partial Intrinsic Symmetry Detection, Workshop on City Modeling and Visualization 2012, Visual Computing Research Center, SIAT, Shenzhen, China, September 11, 2012.
2. Data-Driven 3D Shape Modeling, Summer School 2012 on "Advances in Computer Graphics", School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, July 4, 2012.
1. Symmetries in 3D Shapes: Analysis and Applications, Summer School 2012 on "Advances in Computer Graphics", School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, July 3, 2012. [PPTX, 15M]