Yanzhao Zhou

Yanzhao Zhou (周彦钊)

Third-year Ph.D. Student at UCAS

About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. Student in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System Development Laboratory (PriSDL) at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), advised by Prof. Jianbin Jiao. I got the B.Eng. in Communication Engineering at Beijing JiaoTong University in July 2015.

Now my research is on Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Particularly I am interested in deep learning and its application to Aerial Image Understanding, e.g., aerial feature representation, object recognition and scene parsing.



Soft Proposal Networks for Weakly Supervised Object Localization

Yi Zhu, Yanzhao Zhou, Qixiang Ye, Qiang Qiu, and Jianbin Jiao

IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.

SPN is an end-to-end weakly supervised localization framework with nearly cost-free object proposal.

Paper Supp Code & Demo Bibtex

Oriented Response Networks

Oriented Response Networks

Yanzhao Zhou, Qixiang Ye, Qiang Qiu, and Jianbin Jiao

IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.

ORN boosts the generalization ability of DCNNs to handle rotation problems.

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Selected Projects

Aerial Detection System

Aerial Detection System, 2017 Vision Aerial Image Detection

To address the challenge of object rotations in the aerial images, I led a team of four people to develop an Aerial Object Detection system based on my CVPR 2017 Paper (ORN). The system can be trained end-to-end with limited data and generate precise oriented bboxes. It won first place ( vehicle detection) and second place (plane detection) in the XingTu Cup Remote-Sensing Contest.

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CoalYard 3D Reconstruction System

CoalYard 3D Reconstruction System, 2016 Vision Radar 3D Modeling

In this project, I designed a software system that can reconstruct the 3D surface of coal heaps in real-time based on the data of microwave radar and vision sensors. The system was successfully applied to Huanghua Port, Hebei province, China.

Drone Delivery Guiding System

Drone Delivery Guiding System, 2015 Drone Tracking Binocular Vision

As the project leader, I developed a vision tracking system (hardware & software), which can detect approaching drones (multi-rotor UAVs) under various light conditions and locate their accurate 3D position (mm-level) in real-time (~60Hz). The system uses the tracking feedback to auto-pilot a drone to precisely deliver cargo.

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Intelligent Robot Training System

Intelligent Robot Training System, 2014 Robot Vision Neural Networks

I led a team of three people to develop a Robot Auto-Training system that uses computer vision algorithms to analyze the trajectory errors of the robot and then automatically adjust the control loop via a BP-Net based method. In the demo, a robot mouse is trained to avoid obstacles in a maze.

Intelligent Traffic Light

Intelligent Traffic Light, 2013 Traffic Analysis Vision Optimization

To address the problem of urban traffic jam, I led a team of five people to develop a system that uses Optical Flow based vision algorithms to monitor the real-time intersection traffic and predict the trajectory of each vehicle. The system adjusts the traffic signal to maximize the passing rate according to the prediction.

Research Experience

Research Student - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, PriSDL (09/2015 - Present)

Advised by Prof. Jianbin Jiao and co-advised by Prof. Qixiang Ye

  • Research of improving the capability of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to handle significant image rotations.
  • Research of developing weakly supervised object localization frameworks to process large-scale rough annotated data.

Visiting Student - Tsinghua University (12/2014 - 02/2015)

Advisor: Prof. Guiming Luo

  • Research of Multifunction Vehicle Bus Protocol software simulation.

Student - Beijing JiaoTong University (09/2011 - 07/2015)

  • Vision Anti-Thief System based on face recognition, 2012. (project leader)
  • Intelligent Traffic Light based on genetic algorithm, 2013. (project leader)
  • Intelligent Robot Training System based on neural networks, 2014. (project leader)
  • Drone Delivery Guiding System based on dual-camera visual tracking, 2015. (project leader)