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Zihan Zhou

Chief Scientist
Manycore Tech Inc.

No. 515 Yuhangtang Rd., Building 1, Floor 11
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P. R. China
Email: x@qunhemail.com where x = shuer
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About Me

I am currently the chief scientist at Manycore Tech Inc.. From 2013 to 2021, I was a research associate and then an assistant professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. I completed my Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. I was supervised by Prof. Yi Ma. I received my Bachelor Degree in Automation from Tsinghua University, China, and Master Degree in ECE from UIUC, respectively.

My research interest lies in the broad area of computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, and applied data sciences. I am particularly focusing on 3D Vision. Specifically, I develop novel computational tools to model and analyze the 3D environments from big visual data, and apply them to solve challenging real-world problems in VR/AR, vision-based navigation, architectural design and engineering, social media, and more.

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Publications

Neural Wireframe Renderer: Learning Wireframe to Image Translations
Yuan Xue, Zihan Zhou, and Xiaolei Huang
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020.
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Structured3D: A Large Photo-realistic Dataset for Structured 3D Modeling
Jia Zheng*, Junfei Zhang*, Jing Li, Rui Tang, Shenghua Gao, and Zihan Zhou
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020.
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Data-driven Distributed State Estimation and Behavior Modeling in Sensor Networks
Rui Yu, Zhenyuan Yuan, Minghui Zhu, and Zihan Zhou
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020.
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Superpixel Segmentation with Fully Convolutional Networks
Fengting Yang, Qian Sun, Hailin Jin, and Zihan Zhou
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020.
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Single-Image Piece-Wise Planar 3D Reconstruction via Associative Embedding
Zehao Yu*, Jia Zheng*, Dongze Lian, Zihan Zhou, and Shenghua Gao
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019.
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Recovering 3D Planes from a Single Image via Convolutional Neural Networks
Fengting Yang and Zihan Zhou
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018.
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Learning to Parse Wireframes in Images of Man-Made Environments
Kun Huang, Yifan Wang, Zihan Zhou, Tianjiao Ding, Shenghua Gao, and Yi Ma
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
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Discovering Triangles in Protraits for Supporting Photographic Creation
Siqiong He, Zihan Zhou, Farshid Farhat, and James Z. Wang
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2018.
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Beyond Saliency: Assessing Visual Balance with High-Level Cues
Baris Kandemir, Zihan Zhou, Jia Li, and James Z. Wang
Engagement Workshop, ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM), 2017.
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Detecting Dominant Vanishing Points In Natural Scenes with Application to Composition-Sensitive Image Retrieval
Zihan Zhou, Farshid Farhat, and James Z. Wang
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2017.
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Improving Offline Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition by Iterative Refinement
Xiao Yang, Dafang He, Zihan Zhou, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), 2017.
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Learning to Read Irregular Text with Attention Mechanisms
Xiao Yang, Dafang He, Zihan Zhou, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017.
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Label Information Guided Graph Construction for Semi-Supervised Learning
Liansheng Zhuang, Zihan Zhou, Shenghua Gao, Jingwen Yin, Zhouchen Lin, and Yi Ma
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2017.
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Smart Library: Identifying Books in a Library using Richly Supervised Deep Scene Text Reading
Xiao Yang, Dafang He, Wenyi Huang, Alexander Ororbia, Zihan Zhou, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Library (JCDL, short paper), 2017.
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Multi-scale FCN with Instance Aware Segmentation for Arbitrary Oriented Word Spotting In The Wild
Dafang He, Xiao Yang, Chen Liang, Zihan Zhou, Alexander Ororbia, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
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Robust Plane-based Calibration of Multiple Non-Overlapping Cameras
Chen Zhu, Zihan Zhou, Ziran Xing, Yanbing Dong, Yi Ma, and Jingyi Yu
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2016.
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Aggregating Local Context for Accurate Scene Text Detection
Dafang He, Xiao Yang, Wenyi Huang, Zihan Zhou, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2016.
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Detecting Arbitrary Orientated Text in the Wild with a Visual Attention Model
Wenyi Huang, Dafang He, Xiao Yang, Zihan Zhou, Daniel Kifer, and C. Lee Giles
ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM, short paper), 2016.
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Modeling Perspective Effects in Photographic Composition
Zihan Zhou, Siqiong He, Jia Li, and James Z. Wang
ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM), 2015.
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Fast L1-Minimization Algorithms For Robust Face Recognition
Allen Yang, Zihan Zhou, Arvind Ganesh, Shankar Sastry, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2013.
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Plane-Based Content-Preserving Warps for Video Stabilization
Zihan Zhou, Hailin Jin, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013.
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Single-Sample Face Recognition with Image Corruption and Misalignment via Sparse Illumination Transfer
Liansheng Zhuang, Allen Yang, Zihan Zhou, Shankar Sastry, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013.
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Robust Plane-Based Structure From Motion
Zihan Zhou, Hailin Jin, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012.
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Towards a Practical Face Recognition System: Robust Alignment and Illumination by Sparse Representation
Andrew Wagner, John Wright, Arvind Ganesh, Zihan Zhou, Hossein Mobahi, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2012.
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Holistic Reconstruction of Urban Structures from Low-rank Textures
Hossein Mobahi, Zihan Zhou, Allen Yang, and Yi Ma.
Workshop on 3D representation and recognition, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV-3dRR), 2011.
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Towards a Robust Face Recognition System using Compressive Sensing
Allen Yang, Zihan Zhou, Yi Ma, and Shankar Sastry.
InterSpeech, 2010.
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Stable Principal Component Pursuit
Zihan Zhou, Xiaodong Li, John Wright, Emmanuel Candes, and Yi Ma.
IEEE International Sysmposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2010.
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Face Recognition with Contiguous Occlusion using Markov Random Fields
Zihan Zhou, Andrew Wagner, Hossein Mobahi, John Wright, and Yi Ma.
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2009.
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Towards a Practical Face Recognition System: Robust Registration and Illumination via Sparse Representation
Andrew Wanger, John Wright, Arvind Ganesh, Zihan Zhou, and Yi Ma.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2009.
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Separation of A Subspace-Sparse Signal: Algorithms and Conditions
Arvind Ganesh, Zihan Zhou, and Yi Ma.
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2009.
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Nearest-Subspace Patch Matching for Face Recognition Under Varying Pose and Illumination
Zihan Zhou, Arvind Ganesh, John Wright, Shen-Fu Tsai, and Yi Ma.
IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2008.
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