Xinchao Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow 
Image Formation and Processing Group
Beckman Institute, UIUC

xinchao-at-illinois.edu

2029 Beckman Institute, 
405 N. Mathews,
Urbana Illinois 61801


Simplicity is the final achievement. --- Frederic Chopin

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Some research developed by my teammates and me has been turned into commercial software that has been reported in media.


Biography

I am currently a Postdoc at Prof. Thomas Huang's Image Formation and Professing (IFP) group at Beckman Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I received my Ph.D. from the Computer Vision Lab, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), advised by Prof. Pascal Fua, and the first-class honorable B.Sc. in Dept. of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2010, advised by Prof. Zhu Li and Prof. Dacheng Tao.
 
My research interests include Computer Vision, Multimedia, Machine Learning, and Big Data Analytics.

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(USA)
(Switzerland)

(Germany)
 CTU
(Czech)
 NTU
(Singapore)
(Hong Kong)
 May 16 -  Current

 Sep. 2010 - Mar. 2016  Oct. 2015  Jul. 2014 -
Sep. 2014
Jun. 2009 - Aug. 2009 Sep. 2006 - Sep. 2010

Education 
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    July 2015
    Supervisor: Prof. Pascal Fua
  • B.Sc. (Hon.), Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)
    November 2010
    Supervisor: Prof. Zhu Li and Prof. Dacheng Tao

Collaborators 

I am fortunate to have collaborated with the following great people.

Thomas Huang (UIUC), Pascal Fua (EPFL), François Fleuret (EPFL/IDIAP), Engin Türetken (CSEM), 
Vincent Lepetit (TU Graz), Andrii Maksai (EPFL), Vasileios Belagiannis (Oxford), Dacheng Tao (Sydney), 
Zhu Li (UMKC), Bin Fan (CAS), Horesh Ben Shitrit (PlayfulVision), Vitaly Ablavsky (S-T Research), 
Nassir Navab (TUM), Bernt Schiele (MPI),  Carlos J. Becker (EPFL), Slobodan Ilic (TUM), Bugra Tekin (EPFL), 
Junsong Yuan (NTU), Wei Bian (UTS), Carsten Haubold (Heidelberg), Tomas Pajdla (CTU), Lei Zhang (Microsoft)... 


Oral Presentations
  • [ECCV 2014] by me, Oral presentation on tracking interacting objects. (acceptance rate = 2.6%)
  • [CVPR 2016] by my collaborator Andrii Maksai, Spotlight Oral presentations on tracking the ball in team sports. (acceptance rate = 9.6%)
  • [CVPR 2017] Spotlight Oral, to appear. (acceptance rate = 8.0%)

Code
  • Intertwined Flows (TPAMI 2016) [Link]
  • Tracking Dividing Cells (TMI 2016) [Link]
  • Tracking Ball in Team Sports (CVPR 2016) [Link]
  • Tracking Interacting Objects (ECCV 2014) [Link]
  • Batch-based Tracking (TIP 2017) [Link to appear soon]

Service   
  • Program Committee: 
    • Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017
    • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2017
    • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017 
    • ACM Multimedia (MM), 2017
  • Journal Reviewer: 
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP) 
    • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI)
    • Medical Image Analysis (MIA)
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
    • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)

Selected Publications

X. Wang, E. Türetken, F. Fleuret and P. Fua, "Tracking Interacting Objects Using Intertwined Flows",  IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2016. [PDF] [Project] [Code] [Datasets]

X. Wang, B. Fan, S. Chang, Z. Wang, X. Liu, D. Tao and T. Huang "Greedy Batch-based Minimum-cost Flows for Tracking Multiple Objects", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2017. [PDF] [Code to come soon]

X. Wang*, E. Türetken*, C. Becker, C. Haubold and P. Fua, "Network Flow Integer Programming to Track Elliptical Cells in Time-Lapse Sequences", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), 2017. [PDF] [Project] [Code]

X. Yu, T. Liu, X. Wang and D. Tao, "On Compressing Deep Models by Low Rank and Sparse Decomposition", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017. (spotlight oral, acceptance rate = 8.0%). To appear.


A. Maksai, X. Wang and P. Fua, "What Players do with the Ball: A Physically Constrained Interaction Modeling", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016. (spotlight oral, acceptance rate = 9.6%) [PDF] [Project] [Code]

X. Wang, E. Türetken, F. Fleuret and P. Fua, "Tracking Interacting Objects Optimally Using Integer Programming", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014. (oral, acceptance rate = 2.6%) [PDF] [Talk] [Project] [Code]

V. BelagiannisX. WangB. Schiele, P. Fua, S. Ilic and N. Navab, "Multiple Human Pose Estimation with Temporally Consistent 3D Pictorial Structures", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), ChaLearn Looking at People Workshop, 2014. [PDF] [Project]

X. Wang, V. H. Ablavsky, H. Ben Shitrit and P. Fua, "Take your Eyes of the Ball: Improving Ball-Tracking by Focusing on Team Play", Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2014. [PDF][Project][Game]

V. Belagiannis, X. WangH. Ben Shitrit, K. Hashimoto, R. Stauder, Y. Aoki, M. Kranzfelder, A. Schneider, P. Fua, S. Ilic, H. Feussner and N. Navab, "Parsing Human Skeletons in an Operating Room", Machine Vision and Applications (MVA), 2016. [PDF] [Project]

B. Tekin, X. Sun, X. Wang, V. Lepetit and P. Fua, "Predicting People's 3D Poses from Short Sequences", CoRR abs/1504.08200. [PDF] [Project]

X. Wang, W. Bian and D. Tao, "Grassmannian Regularized Structured Multi-View Embedding for Image Classification", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2013. [PDF]

X. Wang, Z. Li and D. Tao, "Subspaces Indexing Model on Grassmann Manifold for Image Search", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2011. [PDF]

X. Wang, Z. Li, L. Zhang and J. Yuan, "Grassmann Hashing for approximate nearest neighbor search in high dimensional space", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2011. [PDF]


Thesis

X. Wang, "Tracking Interacting Objects in Image Sequences", Ph.D. Thesis, EPFL. [PDF]