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About me:

I am now a third year PhD student in Computer Vision at University of York, UK. My research supervisors are Dr. William Smith and Prof. Edwin Hancock. GitHub page here.

I received my B.Eng. and Master degree in Computer Science both in my hometown Xi'an from Northwestern Polytechnical University, in China.

My research interests lie in solving interesting computer vision problems using pattern recognition and machine learning methods. My current research is on the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics, more specifically, the statistical 3D shape modelling.

In the summer of 2016, I did an internship in Michael Black's body group at MPI, Tuebingen, working with Gerard Pons-Moll and Sergi Pujades

I become a student member of BMVA since 2016.

Research Project:

Past projects:
2D/3D Face Recognition
Cross-population Age Estimation
Joint Human Identification and Action Recognition

Current projects:
Statistical 3D Shape Modelling
Multiple Shape Matching
Human Bodies Shape and Pose Estimation

Contact me:

Email: cz679 at york dot ac dot uk


* One paper on 3D human body accepted by CVPR 2017 as spotlight.
* Attending the 1st Computer Vision Summit held at Google Research Europe
* One paper on 3D face correspondence accepted by CVPR 2016!
* I become a student member of BMVA!
* One paper on 3D shape modelling accepted by ICCV 2015!

  1. C. Zhang, Sergi Pujades, Michale Black, and Gerard Pons-Moll,  "Detailed, accurate, human shape estimation from clothed 3D scan sequences." to appeal on CVPR 2017. Preprint
  2. C. Zhang, W.A.P. Smith, A. Dessein, N.E. Pears and H. Dai, "Functional Faces: Groupwise Dense Correspondence using Functional Maps." In Proc. CVPR, 2016. [pdf], [GitHub]
  3. C. Zhang, B. Heeren, M. Rumpf, and W.A.P. Smith, "Shell PCA: statistical shape modelling in shell space." In Proc. ICCV 2015.   [pdf], [GitHub], [slides] [video] [poster]
  4. G. Guo, and C. Zhang. "A Study on Cross-population Age Estimation." In Proc. CVPR 2014.
  5. C. Zhang, and G. Guo. "Age estimation with expression changes using multiple aging subspaces." In Proc. BTAS 2013.
  6. C. Zhang, and G. Guo. "Exploiting Unlabeled Ages for Aging Pattern Analysis on a Large Database." CVPRW 2013.
  7. Y.N. Zhang, Z. Guo, Z.G. Lin, H.X. Zhang, and C. Zhang. "The NPU Multi-case Chinese 3D Face Database and Information Processing." CHINESE JOURNAL OF ELECTRONICS 21, no. 2 (2012): 283-286.
  8. L. Liao, Y.N. Zhang, and C. Zhang. "2DCS: Two dimensional random underdetermined projection for image representation and classification." ICMT 2011.
  9. C. Zhang, Y.N. Zhang, and L. Liao. "Two dimensional partitioned sparse representation for head pose estimation." APSIPA 2011.