Chen Cao (曹晨)

  Research Scientist, 
  Contact: 
zju.caochen at gmail.com





About me

I am now a Research Scientist at Snapchat. 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

[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


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]

 
    Real-Time Facial Animation with Image-based Dynamic Avatars
    

   Chen CaoHongzhi Wu, Yanlin Weng, Tianjia Shao, Kun Zhou 

   
ACM Transactions on Graphics (
SIGGRAPH 2016), To appear
 
 
    
   Real-Time High-Fidelity Facial Performance Capture
    

   Chen CaoDerek 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: 2016-6-22