About Me

Hi, I'm Chi Zhang.

"The study of vision must therefore include not only the study of how to extract from images the various aspects of the world that are useful to us, but also an inquiry into the nature of the internal reprensentations by which we capture this information and thus make it available as a basis for decisions about our thoughts and actions." ‐ David Marr

News! One paper accepted as Oral in AAAI 2020.

News! One paper accepted as Spotlight in NeurIPS 2019.

News! One paper accepted in IROS 2019.

News! One paper accepted in CVPR 2019.

News! Two papers accepted in AAAI 2019.

About Me

I’m Chi Zhang – a Ph.D. student of Department of Computer Science, University of California - Los Angeles. I’m a graduate student researcher at Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy (VCLA), advised by Professor Song-Chun Zhu. I also work part-time at the International Center for AI and Robot Autonomy (CARA).

My reseach interests include but are not limited to

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning

I used to work with Professor Dit-Yan Yeung at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Professor Deng Cai at my home institution, Zhejiang University.

I serve/served as

  • Conference reviewer: CVPR 2019, ICCV 2019, AAAI 2020, CVPR 2020, ECCV 2020

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  • Machine Number Sense: A Dataset of Visual Arithmetic Problems for Abstract and Relational Reasoning
    Wenhe Zhang, Chi Zhang, Yixin Zhu, Song-Chun Zhu
    AAAI 2020

  • Learning Perceptual Inference by Contrasting
    Chi Zhang*, Baoxiong Jia*, Feng Gao, Yixin Zhu, Hongjing Lu, Song-Chun Zhu
    NeurIPS 2019
    Spotlight (2.43% acceptance rate)

  • Learning Virtual Grasp with Failed Demonstrations via Bayesian Inverse Reinforcement Learning
    Xu Xie*, Changyang Li*, Chi Zhang, Yixin Zhu, Song-Chun Zhu
    IROS 2019

  • RAVEN: A Dataset for Relational and Analogical Visual rEasoNing
    Chi Zhang*, Feng Gao*, Baoxiong Jia, Yixin Zhu, Song-Chun Zhu
    CVPR 2019

  • MetaStyle: Three-Way Trade-Off Among Speed, Flexibility, and Quality in Neural Style Transfer
    Chi Zhang, Yixin Zhu, Song-Chun Zhu
    AAAI 2019

  • Mirroring without Overimitation: Learning Functionally Equivalent Manipulation Actions
    Hangxin Liu, Chi Zhang, Yixin Zhu, Chenfanfu Jiang, Song-Chun Zhu
    AAAI 2019

  • Learning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control for Autonomous Target Following
    Siyi Li, Tianbo Liu, Chi Zhang, Dit-Yan Yeung, Shaojie Shen
    IJCAI 2018

  • Question Retrieval for Community-based Question Answering via Heterogeneous Social Influential Network
    Zheqian Chen, Chi Zhang, Zhou Zhao, Chengwei Yao, Deng Cai
    Neurocomputing Volume 285

  • A Method of Exact 3D Modeling Based on Natural Gestures via Data Gloves (in Chinese)
    Xiangdong Li, Sihong Lv, Yikun Wang, Xiaowo Sun, Chi Zhang
    Patent publication number: CN104778746 B


  • Machine Learning Engineer

    Autonomous driving
    2017.04-2017.06 | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    Didi Research Institute
  • Research Intern

    Target following with drones
    2016.09-2017.03 | Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Research Assistant

    Automatic number plate detection
    2015.03-2016.06 | Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    State Key Lab of CAD & CG, Zhejiang University


  • MXNet

    2016.09 - Now

  • Automatic Number Plate Detection