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Yixin Zhu

Postdoc

VCLA lab, UCLA

Biography

I am a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Song-Chun Zhu‘s VCLA lab at UCLA.

My primary research interests focus on integrating high-level cues (functionality, affordance, physics, causality) with raw sensory inputs (pixels and haptic signals) to enable richer representation and abstract reasoning on objects, scenes, shapes, numbers, and agents.

My work is currently supported by ONR MURI on Scene Understanding and DARPA XAI. I am a co-organizer of Vision Meets Cognition (FPIC) workshops, 3D Scene Understanding for Vision, Graphics, and Robotics workshops, and Virtual Reality Meets Physical Reality workshops.

If you are a UCLA student and interested in working with me, please read some papers from the reading list before sending me an email.

Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence

Education

  • PhD in Statistics, 2018

    UCLA

  • MS in Computer Science, 2013

    UCLA

  • BEng in Software Engineering, 2012

    Xi'an Jiaotong University

Publication

[AAAI20] Theory-based Causal Transfer: Integrating Instance-level Induction and Abstract-level Structure Learning

Learning transferable knowledge across similar but different settings is a fundamental component of generalized intelligence. In this …

[AAAI20] Machine Number Sense: A Dataset of Visual Arithmetic Problems for Abstract and Relational Reasoning

As a comprehensive indicator of mathematical thinking and intelligence, the number sense (Dehaene 2011) bridges the induction of …

[NeurIPS19] Learning Perceptual Inference by Contrasting

‘Thinking in pictures,’ [1] i.e., spatial-temporal reasoning, effortless and instantaneous for humans, is believed to be a …

[NeurIPS19] PerspectiveNet: 3D Object Detection from a Single RGB Image via Perspective Points

Detecting 3D objects from a single RGB image is intrinsically ambiguous, thus requiring appropriate prior knowledge and intermediate …

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