• CTO of ULSee Inc. 
  • Assistant Professor, NUDT
  • Adjunct Master Advisor, Fudan University
  • Personal: yanghengnudt "AT" gmail.com
  • Business: chris "AT" ulsee.com

Recent News

  • My team at ULSee is looking for enthusiastic computer vision talents ( full-time, part-time and interns). We are  working towards providing world-leading computer vision solutions. 
  • Please try my OLD Face Analysis demo 玄之玄 www.xuanzhixuan.com 
  • Given the popularity of summarised Face Alignment methods, I have created a paper with X. Jia, C.C. Loy and P. Robinson on face alignment evaluation in depth, please view the project page and the correponding paper on arXiv. Data available from github 
  • I worked on a project on Vision based research for the automotive domain, sponsored by JLR: Endeavour
  • I have summarized most recent papers on Face Alignment with code and dataset link, please check FaceAlignment
 NEW RESULT on face and eye region alignment, 20/06/2015 updated.

Face and eye region alignment



  1. Heng Yang, X. Jia, C.C. Loy, P. Robinson, "An Empirical Study of Recent Face Alignment Methods",  arXiv:1511.05049


  1. Heng Yang, X. He, X. Jia, I. Patras, "Robust Face Alignment Under Occlusion via Regional Predictive Power Estimation", IEEE Trans. Image Processing. 2015. (TIP)
  2. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, "Privileged Information based Conditional Structured Output Regression Forests for Facial Points Detection", IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. Jan. 2015. (T-CSVT)
  3. Heng Yang, X. Jia, I. Patras and K.P. Chan, "Subspace Supervised Descent Method for Regression Problems in Computer Vision", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2015. 
  4. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, "Fine-tuning regression forests votes for object alignment in the wild", IEEE Trans. Image Processing, Dec., 2014. (C++ code) (TIP)
  5. Heng Yang, C. Zou, I. Patras, "Cascade of Regression Forests for Face Alignment", IET Computer Vision, 2014. 
  6. Heng Yang, C. Zou, I. Patras, "Face Sketch Landmarks Localization in the Wild", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2014. ( dataset, code and online demo is available). 

Conference Papers

  1. Xuhui Jia, Heng Yang, et al. "Reflective Regression of 2D-3D Face Shape Across Large Pose", BMVC2016. (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  2. Heng Yang*, Renqiao Zhang*, Peter Robinson, "Human and Sheep Landmarks Localisation by Triplet-Interpolated Features", WACV2016. (Demo, Code, Media: Visage Technologies)
  3. Heng Yang, W. Mou, Y. Zhang, I. Patras, H. Gunes, P. Robinson. "Face Alignment Assisted by Head Pose Estimation", BMVC2015. 
  4. Petar Palasek*, Heng Yang*, et al. "A Flexible Calibration Method of Multiple Kinects for 3D Human Reconstruction", ICME2015-EU Projects. (* equal contribution.)
  5. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, tell me, is the error small? ", CVPR 2015. (Demo
  6. M.K. Abadi, J. Wache. J.A.M. Correa, Heng Yang, Nicu Sebe, Ioannis Patras "Inference of Personality Traits and Affect Schedule by Analysis of Spontaneous Reactions to Affective Videos", IEEE FG, 2015. 
  7. Xuhui Jia, Heng Yang,  Kwok-Ping Chan, Ioannis Patras, "Structured semi-supervised forest for facial feature detection with face mask reasoning", BMVC 2014. 
  8. Changqing Zou, Heng Yang, Jianzhuang Liu, "Separation of Line Drawings Based on Split Faces for 3D Object Reconstruction", CVPR 2014.
  9. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, " Sieving Regression Forests Votes for Facial Feature Detection in the Wild", ICCV 2013, Sydney, Australia. (C++ code )
  10. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, " Privileged Information-based Conditional Regression Forests for Facial Feature Detection", IEEE  FG, 2013, Shanghai, China.
  11. Heng Yang, Ioannis Patras, "Face Parts Localization Using Structured-output Regression Forests", ACCV 2012, Deajeon, Korean.  (C++ code)
  12. Heng Yang, Xiaolin Liu, Ioannis Patras, "A Simple and Effective Extrinsic Calibration Method of a Camera and a Single Line  Scanning Lidar ", ICPR, 2012, Tsukuba, Japan. 
  13. Heng Yang, Y. Zhang, X. Liu, Ioannis Patras, "Coupled 3D Tracking and Pose Optimization of Rigid Objects Using Particle Filter", ICPR 2012, Tsukuba, Japan.
  14. Yueqiang, Zhang, Heng Yang, X. Liu, "A line matching method based on local and global appearance", CISP2012, Qingdao, China.