Shanxin Yuan

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Imperial College London

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** Due to graduate in 2018, I will be open to positions in industry and academia.


October 2017
: I made a presentation in the HANDS17 workshop at ICCV 2017.
September 2017: I am helping out at BMVC2017 as a volunteer.
July 2017The 2017 Hands in the Million Challenge on 3D Hand Pose Estimation is now live!
July 2017: I made a poster presentation at CVPR 2017! 
March 2017: I have one paper accepted to CVPR 2017!
March 2017: I am a co-organizer of the HANDS17 workshop at ICCV 2017. More details coming soon! Check previous edition here
October 2016: I made a poster presentation at ECCV 2016!
July 2016: I have one paper accepted to ECCV 2016!
July 2015: I am attending the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS 2015) held in Sicily, Italy.

About Me

I am currently a PhD student in the Imperial Computer Vision and Learning Lab, from Imperial College London. I work under the supervision of Dr. Tae-Kyun Kim. I received my MSc degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 
in 2014, and BSc degree from China Agricultural University in 2011.

My research interests lie in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. My current research topic is 3D Hand Pose Estimation and Deep Learning.  

Selected Publications

Shanxin Yuan, Guillermo Garcia-Hernando, Bjorn Stenger, Gyeongsik Moon, Ju Yong Chang, Kyoung Mu Lee, Pavlo Molchanov, Jan Kautz, Sina Honari, Liuhao Ge, Junsong Yuan, Xinghao Chen, Guijin Wang, Fan Yang, Kai Akiyama, Yang Wu, Qingfu Wan, Meysam Madadi, Sergio Escalera, Shile Li, Dongheui Lee, Iason Oikonomidis, Antonis Argyros, Tae-Kyun Kim
3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements to Future Goals,
arXiv, 2017 
Download: [arXiv]

Shanxin Yuan, Qi Ye, Guillermo Garcia-Hernando, Tae-Kyun Kim
The 2017 Hands in the Million Challenge on 3D Hand Pose Estimation,
arXiv, 2017 
Download: [arXiv]

Guillermo Garcia-Hernando,Shanxin Yuan,Seungryul Baek,Tae-Kyun Kim
First-Person Hand Action Benchmark with RGB-D Videos and 3D Hand Pose Annotations,
arXiv, 2017 
Download: [arXiv][Demo video]

Shanxin Yuan*, Qi Ye*, Bjorn Stenger, Siddhant Jain, Tae-Kyun Kim
BigHand2.2M Benchmark: Hand Pose Data Set and State of the Art Analysis,
Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2017.(*indicates equal contribution) 
Download: [PDF][arXiv ][Dataset]

Qi Ye*,  Shanxin Yuan*, Tae-Kyun Kim
Spatial Attention Deep Net with Partial PSO for Hierarchical Hybrid Hand Pose Estimation,
Proc. of European Conf. on Computer Vision (ECCV), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016.(*indicates equal contribution) 
Download: [PDF][arXiv][Demo video]

Shanxin Yuan, Jun Miao, Laiyun Qing
Robust Multi-patch Tracking,
Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 15-20, 2013 
Download: [PDF]

Professional Activities

1. Co-organizer of the HANDS17 workshop at ICCV 2017
2. Leading organizer of The 2017 Hands in the Million Challenge on 3D Hand Pose Estimation along with the HANDS17 workshop.

Conference/Journal reviewer
1. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017, 2018) 
2. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2017)
3. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP 2018)
4. Elsevier Journal of Image and Vision Computing (IVC)
5. International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)
6. Elsevier Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)

Awards and Honors

1. Department Fees Scholarship, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. Oct.2014.
2. Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Elsevier Journal of Image and Vision Computing (IVC).
3. Excellent Student of the Institute of Computing Technology(ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS). Jun.2014.
4. Director Scholarship of the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Jan.2014.
5. Outstanding Graduate of China Agricultural University (top 5%). Jun.2011.
6. In China Agricultural University, I was Selected to read the Honors Program, which was directed by the university's president. Sep.2008-Jul.2011.


Chinese Martial Art
1. Brown Belt holder of Wu Shu Kwan Chinese Kickboxing.
2. Treasurer of Imperial College London – ACC Kung Fu society.

1. President of ICT CAS fishkeeping society.