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:

     [2020-07-29] Our paper "Exploring Font-independent Features for Scene Text Recognition" has been accepted by ACM MM 2020 (source code and data will be available)

     [2020-06-27] I was selected as one of the Outstanding Reviewers at CVPR 2020.

     [2020-05-01] Our paper "Attribute2Font: Creating Fonts You Want From Attributes" has been accepted by ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2020) (source code and data are available)

     [2020-02-25] Our paper "Controllable Person Image Synthesis with Attribute-Decomposed GAN" has been accepted by CVPR 2020 (oral) (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)

     [2019-09-04] 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 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2019) (project website)

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

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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 Graphics, Computer Vision, 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:

Zeqing Xia

Yizhi Wang

 

Master Students:

Jie Chen

Yue Gao

Shuseng Tang

Tao Sheng

Yitian Liu

Guo Pu

Shiyao Xu

 

Alumni

Yifang Men (Master 2020)

Xiao Sun (Master 2020)

Yichen Gao (Master 2020)

Wenguan Wang (Master 2020)

Juncheng Liu (PhD 2019)

Yuan Guo (Master 2019)

Yue Jiang (Master 2019)

Xudong Chen (Master 2017)

Chendong Liu (Master 2017)

Weikang Song (Master 2016)

Rongju Sun (Master 2016)

Wanqiong Pan (Master 2015)

Hao Sun (Master 2015)

Jun Zhang (Master 2015)

Wenyan Dong (Master 2015)

Tianyang Yi (Master 2014)

Chenxi Wang (Master 2013)

Yang Liu (Master 2012)

Hongmei Li (Master 2012)

 

Reading List:

2019

               

Achievements:                    Back to top

I have published more than 60 academic papers, including 1 ESI Highly Cited Paper (top 1%), 3 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 1400 times (until April 2020) by papers published in prestigious journals and conference including IJCV, TPAMI, TOG, CVPR, etc.

               

Publications (selected):         Back to top

    1. Y. Wang, Y. Gao, Z. Lian*. Attribute2Font: Creating Fonts You Want From Attributes. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) (to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2020)
    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 (presented at SIGGRAPH 2019)
    3. 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 (presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019)
    4. 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). vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 169-193, 2016.
    5. Z. Lian*, A. Godil, et al. 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*, A. Godil, J. Xiao. Feature-preserved 3D Canonical Form, International Journal of computer Vision (IJCV), vol. 102, no. 1-3, pp. 221-238, 2013
    7. 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
    8. Y. Men, Y. Mao, Y. Jiang, W. Ma, Z. Lian*. Controllable Person Image Synthesis with Attribute-Decomposed GAN. CVPR 2020, pp. 5084-5093, 2020 (Oral)
    9. Y. Wang, Z. Lian*. Exploring Font-independent Features for Scene Text Recognition. ACM MM, 2020
    10. X. Sun, Z. Lian*, J. Xiao, SRINet: Learning Strictly Rotation-Invariant Representations for Point Cloud Classification and Segmentation, ACM MM, 2019
    11. Y. Gao, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. Automatic Generation of Chinese Vector Fonts via Deep Layout Inferring, SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Technical Briefs, pp. 33-36, 2019
    12. Y. Jiang, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. SCFont: Structure-guided Chinese Font Generation via Deep Stacked Networks, AAAI 2019
    13. Y. Men, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. DynTypo: Example-based Dynamic Text Effects Transfer. CVPR 2019, pp. 5870-5879, 2019
    14. Y. Men, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. A Common Framework for Interactive Texture Transfer. CVPR 2018, pp. 6353-6362, 2018
    15. J. Liu, Z. Lian*, Y. Wang, J. Xiao. Incremental Kernel Null Space Discriminant Analysis for Novelty Detection. CVPR 2017, pp. 792-800, 2017
    16. S. Yang, J. Liu, Z. Lian, Z. Guo. Awesome Typography: Statistics-Based Text Effects Transfer. CVPR 2017, pp. 2886-2895
    17. Y. Jiang, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. DCFont: An End-To-End Deep Chinese Font Generation System, Siggraph Asia 2017, Technical Brief, Article No.: 22.
    18. Z. Lian*, B. Zhao, J. Xiao. Automatic Generation of Large-scale Handwriting Fonts via Style Learning. Siggraph Asia 2016, Article No. 12, Technical Brief.
    19. R. Sun, Z. Lian*, Y. Tang, J. Xiao. Aesthetic Visual Quality Evaluation of Chinese Handwritings. IJCAI 2015, pp. 2510-2516, 2015
    20. Z. Lian*, A. Godil, P.L. Rosin, X. Sun. A New Convexity Measurement for 3D Meshes, CVPR 2012, pp. 119-126, 2012
    21. Z. Lian*, J. Xiao. Automatic Shape Morphing for Chinese Characters, SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, Article no. 2 (technical briefs), Dec. 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. 2020, CVPR Outstanding Reviewer

  2. 2019, Wu Wenjun Outstanding Youth Award of Artificial Intelligence, CAAI

  3. 2018, First class award of "Wang Xuan young teacher award" in ICST, Peking University

  4. 2014, First class award of the 14th teaching skill contest for young teachers in Peking University (top 2)

  5. 2012, Excellent postdoctoral researcher in Peking University (top 1%)

  6. 2005, Third class award of Jiangsu Province’s excellent undergraduate research paper (top 1%)

  7. 2003, First class award of “SuHe” special Scholarship, NUAA (1/140)

  8. 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, ACM TOMM, Pattern Recognition, IJDAR, Multimedia Systems, Parallel Computing, Computers & Graphics, The Visual Computer, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Displays, etc.

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

  4. Talk: 2020-08-02, VALSE 2020, "Glyph Image and Shape Synthesis and Their Applications"

  5. Talk: 2020-05-18, CVPR pre-conference 2020, "Controllable Person Image Synthesis with Attribute-Decomposed GAN"


Last update on

Aug. 13, 2020

                                         

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