Yajie Zhao(赵雅洁)

I'm Yajie Zhao, a Research Associate at USC-ICT. I'm currently leading the research related to ICT Light Stage. 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" (https://aivr2019.github.io/CRDH-workshop/). 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)

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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)

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Identity Preserving Face Completion for Large Ocular Region Occlusion

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

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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)