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Yajie Zhao(赵雅洁)

I'm Yajie Zhao, a Research Assistant Professor at USC Computer Science Department and I'm also the Interim Director of the Vision and Graphics Lab at USC-ICT. We are aiming at making the high resolution facial data accessible to the whole research community. My current research interests are high resolution human face/body 3D representation, neural rendering  and human/scene related applications in VR/AR . 


I'm also excited about problem solving related to computer graphics, computer vision and image processing areas. 

I got my Ph.D in computer science from University of Kentucky under the supervision of Dr. Ruigang Yang. Before that, I got my B.S. degree in computer science from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.

​​Here is my CV.

News & Talks

  • [12/09/2019]: Co-chair AIVR 2019 workshop "From Capture to Rendering of Digital Humans for AR/VR" ( San Diego, USA. 

  • [11/25/2019]: Guest lecture " Research in ICT Vision & Graphics Lab" on USC CS576.

  • [10/21/2019]: Present our paper at UIST 2019, New Orleans, USA.

  • [9/10/2019]: Invited talk at TECHCON 2019.

Work Experience

  • position: Postdoc Researcher

  • supervisor: Hao Li

  • position: Research Associate

  • supervisor: Hao Li

 USC Institute for Creative Technologies                             September, 2018 - present

 USC Institute for Creative Technologies                             December, 2017 - August, 2018

Machine Perception Team, Google.Inc                                 May, 2017 - September, 2017

Vis Center, University of Kentucky                                      May, 2014 - May, 2017

Computer Science, University of Kentucky                         Aug, 2011- May, 2014

  • position: Teaching Assistant

Projects & Publications

Learning Formation of Physically-Based Face Attributes

Ruilong Li*, Kalle Bladin*, Yajie Zhao*, Chinmay Chinara, Owen Ingraham, Pengda Xiang, Xinglei Ren, Pratusha Prasad, Bipin Kishore, Jun Xing, Hao Li.(CVPR2020)

[Coming Soon...


HairBrush for Immersive Data-Driven Hair Modeling

Jun Xing, Koki Nagano, Weikai Chen, Haotian Xu, Li-Yi Wei, Yajie Zhao, Jingwan Lu, Byungmoon Kim, Hao Li.(UIST2019)



Learning Perspective Undistortion of Portraits

Yajie Zhao,*, Zeng Huang,*, Tianye Li, Weikai Chen , Chloe LeGendre, Xinglei Ren , Jun Xing , Ari Shapiro , and Hao Li (ICCV 2019 Oral)

[PDF]   [Project Page]


High-fidelity Facial Reflectance and Geometry Inference from An Unconstrained Image

Shugo Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Saito, Koki Nagano, Yajie Zhao, Weikai Chen, Kyle Olszewski, Shigeo Morishima, Hao Li (SIGGRAPH 2018)

[PDF]   [Video]


Identity Preserving Face Completion for Large Ocular Region Occlusion

Yajie ZhaoWeikai ChenJun XingXiaoming LiZach BessingerFuchang LiuWangmeng ZuoRuigang Yang (BMVC 2018)

[PDF]   [Video]


Deep Volumetric Video From Very Sparse Multi-View Performance Capture

Zeng Huang, Tianye Li, Weikai Chen, Yajie Zhao, Jun Xing, Chloe LeGendre, Linjie Luo, Chongyang Ma, Hao Li (ECCV 2018)


Mask-off: Synthesizing Face Images in the Presence of Head-mounted Displays

Yajie ZhaoQingguo XuXinyu HuangRuigang Yang (IEEEVR 2019 Oral )

[PDF]   [Video]


3D Face Reconstruction from a Single in the Wild Image

Yajie Zhao



Full Body Scan and Measurement

[Project Page]  


3D Clothes Virtual Try-On

[Project Page]  


Automatic Face Video Retargeting using A Single Example

Yajie Zhao

[Project Page]  


A Performance Comparison between Circular and Spline-based Methods for Iris Segmentation

Yajie Zhao, Changpeng Ti, Xinyu Huang, Alade Tokuta, and Ruigang Yang.(ICPR2014)


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