Chen Cao

Chen Cao (曹晨)

Research Scientist @ Facebook Reality Labs

Contact: zju.caochen at gmail.com

About me

I am a Research Scientist at Facebook Reality Labs Pittsburgh. I was a Senior Research Scientist at Snap. I obtained the PhD from Zhejiang University(ZJU), supervised by Prof. Kun Zhou. I was a student member of Graphics and Parallel Systems Lab. I received my B. Eng. degree from College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University in 2010. My research concentrates on computer graphics.

News

[2019.07.08] Have my first day at Facebook.

[2019.05.09] Our paper "Efficient Neural Networks for Real-time Motion Style Transfer" is accepted by SCA 2019

[2018.08.11] Our paper "Stabilized Real-time Face Tracking via a Learned Dynamic Rigidity Prior" is conditionally accepted by Siggraph Asia 2018

[2016.06.20] Have my first day at Snapchat.

[2016.04.25] Our paper "Real-Time Facial Animation with Image-based Dynamic Avatars" is conditionally accepted by Siggraph 2016.

[2016.03.31] I won the Excellent Graduate Student honor of Zhejiang Province.

[2015.10.20] I will move to USA in 2016, and will become a Research Scientist in Snapchat.

[2015.10.15] I won the 2015 Chu Kochen Scholarship, the highest scholarship of ZJU, 12 awardees from all 5000+ graduate students.

Research

My research interest is computer graphics, especially for facial animation:

  • 3D face expression database for virtual computing
  • Real-time facial animation with single camera
  • Facial image/video editing

Education

  • 2/2012 ~ 6/2016: Ph.D candidate, College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University
  • 9/2010 ~ 2/2012: M.Sc candidate (Transferred to PhD), College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University
  • 9/2006 ~ 6/2010: B.Eng., Chu Kochen Hornors Program, College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University

Honor & Awards

  • 2016 Excellent Graduate Student of Zhejiang Province
  • 2015 Chu Kochen Scholarship (The highest scholarship of ZJU, 12/5000+ graduate students)
  • 2010 Chiang Chen Scholarship [Website]
  • 2013 Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship (10 awardees in Asia) [Website]
  • 2013 National Ph.D. Scholarships of P.R.China [Website](Chinese)

Publications [Google Scholar]

3D Guided Fine-Grained Face Manipulation

Zhenglin Geng, Chen Cao, Sergey Tulyakov

CVPR 2019

Stabilized Real-time Face Tracking via a Learned Dynamic Rigidity Prior

Chen Cao, Menglei Chai, Oliver Woodford, Linjie Luo

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018)

Joint Audio-Video Driven Facial Animation

Xin Chen, Chen Cao, Zehao Xue, Wei Chu

ICASSP 2018

Real-Time Facial Animation with Image-based Dynamic Avatars

Chen Cao, Hongzhi Wu, Yanlin Weng, Tianjia Shao, Kun Zhou

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)

Real-Time High-Fidelity Facial Performance Capture

Chen Cao, Derek Bradley, Kun Zhou, Thabo Beeler

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015), [Pdf] [Video] [Project]

Displaced Dynamic Expression Regression for Real-time Facial Tracking and Animation

Chen Cao, Qiming Hou, Kun Zhou

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014), [Pdf] [Video] [Data]

3D Shape Regression for Real-time Facial Animation

Chen Cao, Yanlin Weng, Stephen Lin, Kun Zhou

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013), [Pdf] [Video]

FaceWarehouse: a 3D Facial Expression Database for Visual Computing

Chen Cao, Yanlin Weng, Shun Zhou, Yiying Tong, Kun Zhou

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2014, [Pdf] [Video] [Data]

Real-time Facial Animation on Mobile Devices

Yanlin Weng, Chen Cao, Qiming Hou, Kun Zhou

Graphical Models (CVM 2013), [Pdf] [Video]

Interactive Rendering of Non-Constant, Refractive Media using the Ray Equations of Gradient-Index Optics

Chen Cao, Zhong Ren, Baining Guo, Kun Zhou

Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2010)

Real-time Adaptive Fluid Simulation With Complex Boundaries

Jian He, Xi Chen, Zhangye Wang, Chen Cao, He Yan, Qunsheng Peng

The Visual Computer 2010

Last update: 2019-05-09