Zicheng Liao


Email:  zliao (AT) zju.edu.cn

I am an Assistant Professor at the Colledge of Computer Science of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, where I spent my most wonderful 4 years of college life. The city is featured by the poetic West Lake, the Dragon Well green tea plantation, and the LiuHe Pagoda which brings harmony to the land at the intersection of Qiantang River and mountains.

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

Research Interests
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning

Demo Tool

"Automated video looping with progressive dynamism"

Tool to extract a seamlessly looping video from a 5-second non-looping input video, with interactive control over the level of dynamism and local static/animation editing.

demo download YouTube

Former Students

    Hexiang Hu (to join UCLA PhD program); Bingchen Gong (to join HKU PhD program); Hongyi Zhang (to join UCSD MS program); Chaowei Fang (now in HKU PhD program)


    ZJUI-CS101: Intro to Computing for Engr. & Sci.: Fall 2016 (@Haining International campus)
    CMPT469: Data-Driven Methods of Visual Media Synthesis: Fall 2015 (@Simon Fraser University)


    Action-Driven 3D Indoor Scene Evolution (paper; website)
    Rui Ma, Honghua Li, Changqing Zou, Zicheng Liao, Xin Tong, Hao Zhang
    ACM Trans. Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia) 2016

    LSTM for Image Annotation with Relative Object Importance (paper; abstract; poster)
    Geng Yan, Yang Wang, Zicheng Liao
    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2016; to appear.

    Learning 3D Scene Synthesis from Annotated RGB-D Images (paper)
    Zeinab Sadeghipour, Zicheng Liao, Ping Tan, Hao Zhang
    Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue of SGP), 35 (5), 2016.

    Learning Structured Inference Neural Networks with Label Relations (paper; poster)
    Hexiang Hu, Guang-Tong Zhou, Zhiwei Deng, Zicheng Liao, Greg Mori
    Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016.

    Piecewise Flat Embedding for Image Segmentation (Oral paper; supplemental; slides)
    Yizhou Yu, Chaowei Fang, Zicheng Liao
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2015

    AudeoSynth: Music-Driven Video Montage (website; paper; talk)
    Zicheng Liao, Yizhou Yu, Bingchen Gong, Lechao Cheng
    ACM Trans. Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 2015

    An Approximate Shading Model for Object Relighting (paper; supplemental; extended abstract)
    Zicheng Liao, Kevin Karsch, David Forsyth
    Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2015

    Image Editing and Interaction tools for Visual Expression
    Zicheng Liao
    PhD thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2014.

    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 (paper; 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 (paper; 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; paper; 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 (paper)
    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 (paper)
    Yang Wang, Duan Tran, Zicheng Liao, David Forsyth
    Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2012.

    Learning Hierarchical Poselets for Human Parsing (paper; project)
    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 (paper)
    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 (paper)
    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: July 2016