Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the School of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University.

Before that, I was a Project Scientist in Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Eric P. Xing. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in the School of Data and Computer Science at Sun Yat-sen University in June 2016, advised by Prof. Liang Lin. I was a visiting scholar from March, 2014 to March, 2016 in the Department of EECS of the National University of Singapore, working with Prof. Shuicheng Yan. I have closely collarborated with Dr. Xiaohui Shen in Adobe Research and Dr. Jianchao Yang in SnapChat Research from 2014 to 2016. I was a research intern at the Multimedia Analysis Group of NEC Laboratories from June, 2013 to December, 2013, supervised by Dr. Rui Huang. I received my B.S. degrees from the Sun Yat-sen University in June, 2011.

Email: xdliang328 AT
Phone: (86) 13265406280
Office: School of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University (East Campus), Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, China.
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I am recruiting self-motivated interns / full-time researchers, Ph.D / Master students in computer vision, natural language processing and graph-based learning. If you are interested in, please directly send your CV to my email.

Research Interest

My general research interest is to develop structured machine learning techniques for computer vision tasks. I mainly investigate how to exploit the human commonsense and incorporate them to develop the advanced artificial intelligence system. Recently, I focus on

  • Video Analysis, including detection, captioning, summarization and prediction.
  • Medical and Biological image analysis
  • Deep Learning, including Graph LSTM, structure learning
  • Human-centric Analysis, including 2D/3D human pose estimation, human parsing, face analysis
  • Unsupervised Learning


Professional activities

  • I am an Area Chair of ICCV 2019, CVPR 2020, WACV 2020.
  • Guest editors of the journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications Special Issue on MM Data
    Representation Learning and Applications
  • Guest Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters Special Issue on Image/Video Understanding and Analysis.
  • I am a Programm Committee member of CVPR 2017, IJCAI 2017-2018, AAAI 2017-2019.
  • Reviewer for TPAMI, IJCV, TKDE, TMM, TIP, TNNLS, TCSVT, and so on
  • Reviewer for CVPR, ECCV, ACM MM, AAAI, NIPS, IJCAI, and so on

Awards and Honors

  • Medium Press
  • ACM China Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2018
  • CCF Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2018
  • National Scholarship, 2015
  • National Scholarship, 2014
  • Postgraduate Studentship, Sun Yat-sen University, 2011-2016
  • Academic Excellence Award, Sun Yat-sen University, 2007- 2011
  • National Undergraduate mathematical modeling contest, Second Prize, 2009
  • Flowering Softward Innovation Contest university level, First Prize, 2009