Hang Zhao

Hey! My name is Hang Zhao, a PhD student at MIT from 2013. I work with Antonio Torralba and John Leonard. My research interests include computer vision, deep learning and computational photography.

I completed my master's thesis at MIT Media Lab. Before coming to MIT, I received my B.S. from Zhejiang University in 2013, where I graduated with honors.

I had great internship experiences at MERL (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories) in the summer 2016, and at NVIDIA Research in the summer 2015.

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Semantic Understanding of Scenes through the ADE20K Dataset
Bolei Zhou, Hang Zhao, Xavier Puig, Sanja Fidler, Adela Barriuso, Antonio Torralba
In Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
Honolulu, Hawaii, July. 2017

ILSVRC'16 MIT Scene Parsing Challenge
"I co-organized the scene parsing challenge at ILSVRC'16. Check out our dataset now!"
Paper (arXiv) Dataset Benchmark Page Challenge Page GitHub Page Online Demo

Loss Functions for Neural Networks for Image Processing
Hang Zhao, Orazio Gallo, Iuri Frosio and Jan Kautz
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging 2017 (TCI)

"How important are loss functions for image processing tasks in deep neural nets?"

Paper (Journal) Paper (arXiv) GitHub Page

Duckietown: an Open, Inexpensive and Flexible Platform for Autonomy Education and Research
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Singapore, May. 2017
"We are building an open-source education and research platform for autonomous driving. "

Video Project Page GitHub Page News Coverage

Unbounded High Dynamic Range Photography using a Modulo Camera
Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Sai-Kit Yeung and Ramesh Raskar
In Proc. International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)
Houston, USA, Apr. 2015 (Acceptance Rate: 24%)
Oral Presentation [Best Paper runner-up]

PDF Poster Video Project Page News Coverage

Occluded Imaging with Time of Flight Sensors
Achuta Kadambi, Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi and Ramesh Raskar
ACM Transactions on Graphics 2015 (TOG)
Presented at SIGGRAPH 2016


Sub-Pixel Layout for Super-Resolution with Images in the Octic Group
Boxin Shi, Hang Zhao, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Sai-Kit Yeung, Christy Fernandez-Cull,
R. Hamilton Shepard, Christopher Barsi and Ramesh Raskar
In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 2014

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[15] Bolei Zhou, Hang Zhao, Xavier Puig, Sanja Fidler, Adela Barriuso, Antonio Torralba, “Semantic understanding of scenes through the ADE20K dataset”, arXiv:1608.05442.
[14] Liam Paul, et al., “Duckietown: an open, inexpensive and flexible platform for autonomy education and research”, ICRA 2017 (International Conference on Robotics and Automation).
[13] Hang Zhao, Orazio Gallo, Iuri Frosio and Jan Kautz, “Loss functions for neural networks for image processing”, arXiv:1511.08861.
[12] Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Sai-Kit Yeung and Ramesh Raskar, “Unbounded high dynamic range photography using a modulo camera”, ICCP 2015 (International Conference on Computational Photography).
[11] Christy Fernandez-Cull, Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi, Brian M. Tyrrell, Joseph Lin and Ramesh Raskar, “Snapshot on-chip HDR ROIC architectures”, COSI 2015 (Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging).
[10] Achuta Kadambi, Hang Zhao, Boxin Shi and Ramesh Raskar, “Occluded imaging with time of flight sensors”, ACM Transactions on Graphics 2015.
[9] Boxin Shi, Hang Zhao, Moshe Ben-Ezra, et al., “Sub-pixel layout for super-resolution with images in an octic group”, ECCV 2014 (European Conference on Computer Vision).
[8] Hamilton Shepard, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Ramesh Raskar, Boxin Shi, Christopher Barsi and Hang Zhao, “Optical design and characterization of an advanced computational imaging system”, SPIE 2014.
[7] Hang Zhao, Yuanqing Yang, Qiang Li and Min Qiu, “Sub-wavelength quarter-wave plate based on plasmonic patch antennas”, Applied Physics Letters. 2013, 103, 261108.
[6] Jun Zhu, Hang Zhao and Min Qiu, “Surface waves on the relativistic quantum plasma half-space”. Physics Letter A. 2013, 377, 1736-1739.
[5] Qing Wang, Hang Zhao, Xu Du, Weichun Zhang, Qiang Li and Min Qiu, “Hybrid photonic- plasmonic molecule based on metal/Si disks”, Optics Express. 2013. 21, 11037-11047.
[4] Qiang Li, Weichun Zhang, Hang Zhao and Min Qiu, “Two-dimensional analysis photothermal properties in nanoscale plasmonic waveguides for optical interconnect”, Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2013, 31, 4051-4056.
[3] Hang Zhao, Shengtao Mei and Jianqi Shen, “Influence of vapor pressure and Doppler effect on the optical property of a coherent atomic vapor”. Applied Physics, 2013, 3, 18-25.
[2] Shengtao Mei, Hang Zhao and Jianqi Shen, “Tunable quantum interference in a four-level atomic system for photonic device design”. The 33rd Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Taipei, 2013.
[1] Qiang Li, Hang Zhao, Jie Tian, Jing Wang, Yi Song and Min Qiu, “Plasmonic devices for optical interconnect”, The 11th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks, Thailand, 2012.

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