Zhouhui Lian(连宙辉)

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Wangxuan Institute of Computer Technology (WICT)

Peking University

No. 128 Zhongguancun North Street, Haidian District Beijing, China

Phone: 86-10-82529245

Email: lianzhouhui@pku.edu.cn Our research group: LAIGL

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News:

     [2020-02-25] Our paper "Controllable Person Image Synthesis with Attribute-Decomposed GAN" has been accepted by CVPR 2020 (more information will be availabe soon)

     [2019-09-04] Our paper "Artistic Glyph Image Synthesis via One-Stage Few-Shot Learning" has been accepted by ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019) (project website)

     [2019-07-04] Our paper "SRINet: Learning Strictly Rotation-Invariant Representations for Point Cloud Classification and Segmentation" has been accepted by ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM 2019) (project website)

     [2019-05-10] Our paper "Image-driven unsupervised 3D model co-segmentation" has been accepted by The Visual Computer (more information will be available soon)

     [2019-09-04] Our paper "FontRNN: Generating Large-scale Chinese Fonts via Recurrent Neural Network" has been accepted by Computer Graphics Forum (PG 2019) (project website)

     [2019-02-25] Our paper "DynTypo: Example-based Dynamic Text Effects Transfer" has been accepted by CVPR 2019 (project website)

     [2018-11-01] Our paper "SCFont: Structure-guided Chinese Font Generation via Deep Stacked Networks" has been accepted by AAAI 2019 (more information will be available soon) 

     [2018-09-18] Our paper "EasyFont: A Style Learning based System to Easily Build Your Large-scale Handwriting Fonts" has been accepted by ACM Transactions on Graphics (project website)

     [2018-02-21] Our paper "A Common Framework for Interactive Texture Transfer" has been accepted by CVPR 2018 (Spotlight)

     [2017-09-10] Our paper "A Comparison of Methods for Non-rigid 3D Shape Retrieval" published in Pattern Rocognition (2013) has been selected as a ESI highly cited paper (top 1%).

     [2017-02-28] Two papers "Incremental Kernel Null Space Discriminant Analysis for Novelty Detection" and "Awesome Typography: Statistics-Based Text Effects Transfer" have been accepted by CVPR 2017 (data and source code)

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Bio:

I was graduated from School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University in Sep. 2011 with Ph.D. From Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009, supported by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), I visited School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK as a visiting scholar. Then, I worked as a Guest Researcher at the Information Technology Lab (ITL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. from Jul. 2009 to Jul. 2011. After that, I came back to China and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at ICST, Peking University, where I became an Assistant Professor in Jun. 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in Aug. 2015.

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Research:                    Back to top

My research interests include Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, we have been working on the following topics in last few years. (1) Easy/automatic generation of large-scale Chinese font libraries. we proposed a series of solutions including radical assembling based and style learning based methods, making the easy/automatic generation of large-scale Chinese fonts become possible. (2) Calligraphic aesthetic assessment and font recognition. We proposed to adopt several machine learning approaches (e.g., artificial neural networks, sparse coding, etc.) to effectively evaluate the aesthetic visual quality of Chinese handwritings and recognize font styles. (3) Non-rigid 3D shape retrieval. We developed a number of canonical form construction methods to covert non-rigid 3D shape searching tasks into rigid cases, for which several view-based 3D shape matching approaches are proposed to effectively address the problems.

 

Students:

PhD Students:

Juncheng Liu

Zeqing Xia

Yizhi Wang

 

Master Students:

Yuan Guo

Yue Jiang

Yifang Men

Xiao Sun

Yichen Gao

Wenguan Wang

Jie Chen

Yue Gao

Shuseng Tang

Tao Sheng

Yitian Liu

Guo Pu

Reading List:

2019

               

Achievements:                    Back to top

I have published more than 50 academic papers, including 1 ESI Highly Cited Paper (top 1%), 2 full paper in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 3 full papers in International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV, a top-tier journal in Computer Vision), and several top conference (e.g., CVPR, IJCAI, SIGGRAPH Asia, AAAI, MM) papers. I was the principle investigator of two projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and a project supported by the special funding of China Postdoctoral Foundation, and has led our group to successfully develop two practical systems for the generation of Chinese fonts. These systems and techniques related to computer fonts have been adopted by a company called Founder Handwriting since 2016 to create font products that have served millions of users, making significant social and economic benefits. Our works on 3D shape analysis and retrieval have been cited more than 1100 times (until May. 2019) by papers published in prestigious journals and conference including IJCV, TPAMI, TOG, CVPR, etc.

               

Publications (selected):         Back to top

  1. Y. Gao, Y. Guan, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao.  Artistic Glyph Image Synthesis via One-Stage Few-Shot Learning. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG).vol. 38, no. 6, Article No. 185, 2019 (to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)

  2. Z. Lian*, B. Zhao, X. Chen, J. Xiao. EasyFont: A Style Learning based System to Easily Build Your Large-scale Handwriting Fonts. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG).vol. 38, no. 1, Article No. 6, 2019 (to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2019)

  3. D. Pickup, X. Sun, P. L. Rosin, R. R. Martin, Z. Cheng, Z. Lian, M. Aono, A. Ben Hamza, A. Bronstein, M. Bronstein, S. Bu, U. Castellani, S. Cheng, V. Garro, A. Giachetti, A. Godil, L. Isaia, J. Han, H. Johan, L. Lai, B. Li, C. Li, H. Li, R. Litman, X. Liu, Z. Liu, Y. Lu, L. Sun, G. Tam, A. Tatsuma, J. Yeshow less. Shape Retrieval of Non-rigid 3D Human Models. International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). 2016

  4. Z. Lian*, A. Godil, J. Xiao. Feature-preserved 3D Canonical Form, International Journal of computer Vision (IJCV), vol. 102, no. 1-3, pp. 221-238, 2013

  5. Z. Lian*, A. Godil, B. Bustos, M. Daoudi, J. Hermans, S. Kawamura, Y. Kurita, G. Lavoué, H.V. Nguyen, R. Ohbuchi, Y. Ohkita, Y. Ohishi, F. Porikli, M. Reuter, I. Sipiran, D. Smeets, P. Suetens, H. Tabia, D. Vandermeulen. A Comparison of Methods for Non-rigid 3D Shape Retrieval, Pattern Recognition (PR), vol. 46, no. 1, pp.449-461, 2013 (ESI Highly Cited Paper (top 1%))

  6. Z. Lian*, P.L. Rosin, X. Sun. Rectilinearity of 3D meshes, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), vol. 89, no. 2-3, pp. 130-151, 2010

  7. Y. Men, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. DynTypo: Example-based Dynamic Text Effects Transfer. CVPR 2019

  8. Y. Jiang, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. SCFont: Structure-guided Chinese Font Generation via Deep Stacked Networks, AAAI 2019

  9. Y. Men, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. A Common Framework for Interactive Texture Transfer. CVPR 2018 (accepted as Spotlight)

  10. J. Liu, Z. Lian*, Y. Wang, J. Xiao. Incremental Kernel Null Space Discriminant Analysis for Novelty Detection. CVPR 2017

  11. S. Yang, J. Liu, Z. Lian, Z. Guo. Awesome Typography: Statistics-Based Text Effects Transfer. CVPR 2017

  12. Z. Lian*, B. Zhao, J. Xiao. Automatic Generation of Large-scale Handwriting Fonts via Style Learning. Siggraph Asia 2016, Artical no. 12 (Technical briefs), 2016

  13. R. Sun, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. Aesthetic Visual Quality Evaluation of Chinese Handwritings. IJCAI 2015, pp. 2510-2516, 2015

  14. J. Liu, Z. Lian, J. Feng, B. Zhou. Sketch based Modeling via Manifold Regularization. Siggraph Asia 2015, Article no. 15 (Technical briefs), 2015

  15. Z. Lian*, J. Xiao. Automatic Shape Morphing for Chinese Characters, Siggraph Asia 2012, Article no. 2 (Technical briefs), 2012

  16. Z. Lian*, A. Godil, P.L. Rosin, X. Sun. A New Convexity Measurement for 3D Meshes, CVPR 2012, pp. 119-126, 2012

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Courses:       Back to top

  1. Spring (2014~now): Elementary Number Theory

  2. Fall (2017~now): Intelligent Optimization Methods


Awards:       Back to top

  1. 2018, First class award of "Wang Xuan young teacher award" in ICST, Peking University

  2. 2014, First class award of the 14th teaching skill contest for young teachers in Peking University (top 2)

  3. 2012, Excellent postdoctoral researcher in Peking University (top 1%)

  4. 2005, Third class award of Jiangsu Province’s excellent undergraduate research paper (top 1%)

  5. 2003, First class award of “SuHe” special Scholarship, NUAA (1/140)

  6. 2002, First class award of “618” special Scholarship, NUAA (1/140)


Research Activities 

  1. IEEE/ACM/CAAI member, CCF/CSIG senior member

  2. Reviewers for journals including TPAMI, ACM Transactions on Graphics, TIP, TMM, Pattern Recognition, IJDAR, Multimedia Systems, Parallel Computing, Computers & Graphics, The Visual Computer, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, etc.

  3. PC members for CVPR, ICCV, IJCAI, MM, ICDAR, ICIP, ACCV, EG 3DOR, etc.


Last update on Sep. 19, 2018                                          

visits since May. 2015