Hey, my name is Hang Zhao, I just got my Ph.D. at MIT with Professor Antonio Torralba (the Great Torralba!). My research interests include computer vision/photography, cross modal machine learning and robotics. I am now a Research Scientist at Waymo (known as Google's self-driving project).
I completed my master's thesis at MIT Media Lab with Professor Ramesh Raskar in 2015. Before coming to MIT, I received my B.S. from CKC Honors College, Zhejiang University in 2013.
I am a 2019 Snap Research Fellow. I had great research internship experiences at Facebook Research in 2017, at MERL (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories) in 2016, and at NVIDIA Research in 2015.
I am maintaining the most popular open-source semantic segmentation repository, check it out here Semantic-Segmentation-Pytorch.
[News] Research and Perception teams at Waymo are hiring 2020 interns now! If you have strong background in CV/ML/Robotics and are interested in doing research with industrial level resources and data, please contact me with your resume.
[News] 4 papers are accepted at ICCV 2019. You are welcome to join our poster sessions at the conference, or check out the papers below.
Loss Functions for Neural Networks for Image Processing Hot
Hang Zhao, Orazio Gallo, Iuri Frosio and Jan Kautz
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging 2017 (TCI)
"How important are loss functions for image processing tasks in deep neural nets?"
Paper (Journal) Paper (arXiv) Project Page Code
Duckietown: an Open, Inexpensive and Flexible Platform for Autonomy Education and Research
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Singapore, May. 2017
"We are building an open-source education and research platform for autonomous driving. "
Paper Video Project Page Code News Coverage
Unbounded High Dynamic Range Photography using a Modulo Camera Hot
Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Sai-Kit Yeung and Ramesh Raskar
In Proc. International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)
Houston, USA, Apr. 2015 (Acceptance Rate: 24%)
Oral Presentation [Best Paper runner-up]
Paper Poster Video Project Page News Coverage
Sub-Pixel Layout for Super-Resolution with Images in the Octic Group
Boxin Shi, Hang Zhao, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Sai-Kit Yeung, Christy Fernandez-Cull,
R. Hamilton Shepard, Christopher Barsi and Ramesh Raskar
In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 2014
Paper Poster Video
 Hang Zhao, Chuang Gan, Wei-Chiu Ma, Antonio Torralba, "The Sound of Motions", ICCV 2019 (International Conference on Computer Vision).
 Hang Zhao, Zhicheng Yan, Lorenzo Torresani, Antonio Torralba, "HACS: Human Action Clips and Segments Dataset for Recognition and Temporal Localization", ICCV 2019 (International Conference on Computer Vision).
 Chuang Gan, Hang Zhao, Peihao Chen, David Cox, Antonio Torralba, "Self-supervised Moving Vehicle Tracking with Stereo Sound", ICCV 2019 (International Conference on Computer Vision).
 Mingmin Zhao, Yingcheng Liu, Aniruddh Raghu, Hang Zhao, Tianhong Li, Antonio Torralba, Dina Katabi, "Through-Wall Human Mesh Recovery Using Radio Signals", ICCV 2019 (International Conference on Computer Vision).
 Andrew Rouditchenko*, Hang Zhao*, Chuang Gan, Josh McDermott, Antonio Torralba, “Self-Supervised Audio-visual Co-segmentation”, ICASSP 2019 (International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing).
 Hang Zhao, Chuang Gan, Andrew Rouditchenko, Carl Vondrick, Josh McDermott, Antonio Torralba, “The Sound of Pixels”, ECCV 2018 (European Conference on Computer Vision), arXiv:1804.03160.
 Mingmin Zhao, Yonglong Tian, Hang Zhao, Mohammad Alsheikh, Tianhong Li, Rumen Hristov, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi, Antonio Torralba, “RF-Based 3D Skeletons”, SIGCOMM 2018 (Special Interest Group on Data Communications).
 Mingmin Zhao, Tianhong Li, Mohammad Alsheikh, Yonglong Tian, Hang Zhao, Antonio Torralba, Dina Katabi, "Through-Wall Human Pose Estimation Using Radio Signals", CVPR 2018 (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition).
 Hang Zhao, Xavier Puig, Bolei Zhou, Sanja Fidler, Antonio Torralba, “Open vocabulary scene parsing”, ICCV 2017 (International Conference on Computer Vision), arXiv:1703.08769.
 Bolei Zhou, Hang Zhao, Xavier Puig, Sanja Fidler, Adela Barriuso, Antonio Torralba, “Scene Parsing through ADE20K Dataset”, CVPR 2017 (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition).
 Bolei Zhou, Hang Zhao, Xavier Puig, Sanja Fidler, Adela Barriuso, Antonio Torralba, “Semantic understanding of scenes through the ADE20K dataset”, arXiv:1608.05442.
 Liam Paul, et al., “Duckietown: an open, inexpensive and flexible platform for autonomy education and research”, ICRA 2017 (International Conference on Robotics and Automation).
 Hang Zhao, Orazio Gallo, Iuri Frosio and Jan Kautz, “Loss functions for neural networks for image processing”, IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging 2017 (TCI), arXiv:1511.08861.
 Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Sai-Kit Yeung and Ramesh Raskar, “Unbounded high dynamic range photography using a modulo camera”, ICCP 2015 (International Conference on Computational Photography).
 Christy Fernandez-Cull, Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Brian M. Tyrrell, Joseph Lin and Ramesh Raskar, “Snapshot on-chip HDR ROIC architectures”, COSI 2015 (Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging).
 Achuta Kadambi, Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi and Ramesh Raskar, “Occluded imaging with time of flight sensors”, ACM Transactions on Graphics 2015.
 Boxin Shi, Hang Zhao, Moshe Ben-Ezra, et al., “Sub-pixel layout for super-resolution with images in an octic group”, ECCV 2014 (European Conference on Computer Vision).
 Hamilton Shepard, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Ramesh Raskar, Boxin Shi, Christopher Barsi and Hang Zhao, “Optical design and characterization of an advanced computational imaging system”, SPIE 2014.
 Hang Zhao, Yuanqing Yang, Qiang Li and Min Qiu, “Sub-wavelength quarter-wave plate based on plasmonic patch antennas”, Applied Physics Letters. 2013, 103, 261108.
 Jun Zhu, Hang Zhao and Min Qiu, “Surface waves on the relativistic quantum plasma half-space”. Physics Letter A. 2013, 377, 1736-1739.
 Qing Wang, Hang Zhao, Xu Du, Weichun Zhang, Qiang Li and Min Qiu, “Hybrid photonic- plasmonic molecule based on metal/Si disks”, Optics Express. 2013. 21, 11037-11047.
 Qiang Li, Weichun Zhang, Hang Zhao and Min Qiu, “Two-dimensional analysis photothermal properties in nanoscale plasmonic waveguides for optical interconnect”, Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2013, 31, 4051-4056.
 Hang Zhao, Shengtao Mei and Jianqi Shen, “Influence of vapor pressure and Doppler effect on the optical property of a coherent atomic vapor”. Applied Physics, 2013, 3, 18-25.
 Shengtao Mei, Hang Zhao and Jianqi Shen, “Tunable quantum interference in a four-level atomic system for photonic device design”. The 33rd Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Taipei, 2013.
 Qiang Li, Hang Zhao, Jie Tian, Jing Wang, Yi Song and Min Qiu, “Plasmonic devices for optical interconnect”, The 11th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks, Thailand, 2012.