Ziyu Zhang | 张子雨

M.Sc. in Computer Science
Computer Vision and Machine Learning Group
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto
6 King's College Rd, Pratt Bldg 283E
Toronto, ON M5S 3H5, Canada
Phone: +1(312)647-7677
Email: ziyuzhang2017[at]u[dot]northwestern[dot]edu

I currently reside in Chicago with my wife and attend Northwestern for a second master degree.
I recently (June 2016) graduated with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
I worked with Prof. Raquel Urtasun and Prof. Sanja Fidler in the Machine Learning Group and the Computer Vision Group.
My research interest lies in computer vision (semantic/instance segmentation in particular).
My projects usually have two ingredients: deep learning and graphical models.

Here is my CV/resume.


News

Nov 2016    One paper submitted for review @ CVPR 2017.
Mar 2016    Two papers accepted to appear @ CVPR 2016.
Aug 2015    One paper accepted to appear @ ICCV 2015.


Education

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016    M.Sc. in Computer Science @ University of Toronto
GPA: 3.93/4.00
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Advisors: Prof. Raquel Urtasun, Prof. Sanja Fidler
Thesis: Instance-level Segmentation with CNNs and Densely Connected MRFs

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013    B.Eng. in Electronic Information Science and Technology @ Tsinghua University
GPA: 91.2/100.0
Advisor: Hongtao Li
Thesis: A study on Optimal Design of Freeform Optical Surfaces


Publications


Instance-Level Segmentation for Autonomous Driving with Deep Densely Connected MRFs
Ziyu Zhang, Sanja Fidler, and Raquel Urtasun
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016
[arXiv][supp][video][code][project page]

Monocular 3D Object Detection for Autonomous Driving
Xiaozhi Chen, Kaustav Kundu, Ziyu Zhang, Huimin Ma, Sanja Fidler, and Raquel Urtasun
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016
[paper][supp][demo]

Monocular Object Instance Segmentation and Depth Ordering with CNNs
Ziyu Zhang*, Alexander G. Schwing*, Sanja Fidler, and Raquel Urtasun (*equal contribution)
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2015
[arXiv][poster][video]


Research Experience


Sep 2014 - Jun 2016    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Advisors: Prof. Raquel Urtasun, Prof. Sanja Fidler
Project: Monocular Instance Segmentation and Depth Ordering for Autonomous Driving Scenarios
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Autonomous Driving

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Advisor: Prof. Hongtao Li
Project: Optimal Design of Freeform Optical Surfaces
Research Area: Freeform Optics


Teaching Experience

Machine Learning and Data Mining (Fall 2014)


Work Experience

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012    Data Analyst Intern, HSBC Bank (China) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China


Academic Honors & Awards

2014 - 2016    DES Scholarship, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2014 - 2016    Tuition Fellowship, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2011 - 2013    Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance, Tsinghua University
2009 - 2010    Freshman Scholarship, Tsinghua University
2007 - 2009    Shuping Scholarship, Shuping Scholarship Foundation


Graduate Courses
   
Computational Linguistics (Fall 2015), A+
Probabilistic Graphical Models (Spring 2015), A
Foundations of Computer Vision (Fall 2014), A+
Decision Making Under Uncertainty (Fall 2014), A-






(Last Update: Jun 20th, 2016)