Yangang Wang 
王雁刚

Associate Professor
School of Automation
Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Opening Master Positions
Yangang Wang is currently an associate professor in School of Automation at Southeast University (SEU). Before joining in SEU, he worked as a research scientist at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) from 2014 to 2017. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 from Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, advised by Prof. Qionghai Dai. His primary research area involves in computer graphics, computer vision and computational photography. His most recent research interest is 3D/4D reconstruction and human motion capture with single or sparse cameras (a.k.a. markerless motion capture), including
  • 3D/4D capture, modeling and reconstruction
  • Hand motion acquisition, modeling and simulation
  • Facial acquisition, modeling and animation
  • Body motion modeling, simulation and control
He is the paper reviewer of SIGGRAPH / TVCG / TPAMI / CVPR / ICCV / AAAI and etc.

Background
  • 2017.09 – CurrentAssociate Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • 2014.07 – 2017.08Research Scientist, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Beijing, China
  • 2012.10 – 2013.03Visiting Scholar, LGG, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2009.09 – 2014.07Ph.D., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 2005.09 – 2009.07B.E., Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Southeast University | Microsoft Research Asia | BBNC of Tsinghua University
News

  • 07 / 2019 – Congratulations to Peilin Shen and Shiyu Zhao on receiving their Master degrees. Wish them the very best of luck in all their future endeavors!
  • 03 / 2019 – I was invited to give a talk at Graphics Interface (GI) 2019.
  • 11 / 2018 – We have released the OneHand10K dataset. Please send me E-mail for requesting the dataset.
  • 10 / 2018 – Our paper "Mask-pose Cascaded CNN for 2D Hand Pose Estimation from Single Color Image" was accepted by TCSVT.
  • 10 / 2018 – I was invited to give a talk entitled "motion capture with linear blend skinning" at the GAMES platform.
  • 09 / 2018 – Our paper "Multi-scale Adaptive Structure Network for Human Pose Estimation from Color Images" was accepted by ACCV 2018.
  • 09 / 2018 – I was awarded to "Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Ph.D. in Jiangsu Province, 2018". Media News!
  • 08 / 2018 – Our paper "Shape and Pose Estimation for Closely Interacting Persons Using Multi-view Images" was conditionally accepted by Pacific Graphics 2018.
  • 08 / 2018 – I was served as the judge of 2018 Chinese Undergraduate Computer Design Contest (AI) at NJUPT, Nanjing, China.
  • 07 / 2018 – I gave a talk entitled "dynamic 3D reconstruction" at the technical pannel of Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
  • 05 / 2018 – I gave a talk entitled "motion capture and computer vision: challeges and opportunities" at the 2018 annual conference of Jiangsu Association of Automation, Nanjing, China.
  • 10 / 2017 – We released a new dataset for 2D hand gesture estimation, it will be presented at GlobalSIP 2017 in Montréal, Canada.
  • 09 / 2017 – I left MSRA and joined in Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
  • 06 / 2017 – I gave a talk entitled "video-based motion capture" at SenseTime, Beijing, China.
  • 06 / 2017 – I moved to this new homepage.
  • 04 / 2017 – Our paper "Outdoor Markerless Motion Capture with Sparse Handheld Video Cameras" was accepted by TVCG.
  • 03 / 2017 – Our paper "Robust Non-rigid Motion Tracking and Surface Reconstruction Using L0 Regularization" was accepted by TVCG.
  • 08 / 2016Thanks to my wife! My kid was born
  • 07 / 2016 – Our patent "Method, Apparatus And System For 3D Face Tracking" was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • 09 / 2015 – Our paper "Robust Non-rigid Motion Tracking and Surface Reconstruction Using L0 Regularization" was accepted by ICCV.
  • 08 / 2015 – I gave a talk about the future 3D presentation at Microsoft Anual Kickoff in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China.
  • 07 / 2014 – I received my Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and joined in MSRA, Beijing, China.
  • 06 / 2014 – I gave a talk on markerless motion capture at IDL Baidu, Beijing, China.
Publications
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Mask-pose Cascaded CNN for 2D Hand Pose Estimation from Single Color Image IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 2018 Yangang Wang, Cong Peng and Yebin Liu Paper    Webpage    Code    Dataset
Multi-scale Adaptive Structure Network for Human Pose Estimation from Color Images Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2018 Wenlin Zhuang, Cong Peng, Siyu Xia and Yangang Wang Paper
Shape and Pose Estimation for Closely Interacting Persons Using Multi-view Images Computer Graphics Forum (Pacific Graphics), 2018 Kun Li, Nianhong Jiao, Yebin Liu, Yangang Wang and Jingyu Yang Paper
Outdoor Markerless Motion Capture with Sparse Handheld Video Cameras IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2018 Yangang Wang, Yebin Liu, Xin Tong, Qionghai Dai and Ping Tan Paper    Webpage
Robust Non-Rigid Motion Tracking and Surface Reconstruction Using L0 Regularization IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2018 KaiWen Guo, Feng Xu, Yangang Wang, Yebin Liu and Qionghai Dai Paper    Webpage
Depth Estimation by Parameter Transfer With a Lightweight Model for Single Still Images IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 2017 Hongwei Qin, Xiu Li, Yangang Wang, Yongbing Zhang and Qionghai Dai Paper   
Normalized Filter Pool for Prior Modeling of Nature Images Machine Vision and Applications, 2016 Yangang Wang, Jinli Suo and Qionghai Dai Paper   
Robust Non-Rigid Motion Tracking and Surface Reconstruction Using L0 Regularization IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015 KaiWen Guo, Feng Xu, Yangang Wang, Yebin Liu and Qionghai Dai Paper    Webpage    Code
DEPT: Depth Estimation by Parameter Transfer for Single Still Images Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2014 Xiu Li, HongWei Qin, Yangang Wang, Yongbing Zhang and Qionghai Dai Paper   
Human Performance Capture Using Multiple Handheld Kinects Book Chapter: Computer Vision and Machine Learning with RGB-D Sensors, 2014 Yebin Liu, Genzhi Ye, Yangang Wang, Qionghai Dai and Christian Theobalt Paper   
A Parametric Model for Describing the Correlation Between Single Color Images and Depth Maps IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2014 Yangang Wang, Ruiping Wang and Qionghai Dai Paper    Webpage    Code
Online Modeling for Realtime Facial Animation ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 2013 Sofien Bouaziz, Yangang Wang and Mark Pauly Paper    Webpage   
Video-based Hand Manipulation Capture Through Composite Motion Control ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 2013 Yangang Wang, Jianyuan Min, Jianjie Zhang, Yebin Liu, Feng Xu, Qionghai Dai and Jinxiang Chai Paper    Webpage   

Ph.D. Thesis
(in Chinese)
Markerless Motion Capture and Motion Retargeting Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, July 2014 Yangang Wang Paper   
People

We are a dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, I am looking for masters (2-3 per year) and talent undergraduate students to work with 3D capture, modeling and reconstruction. If you are with a background or strong interest in computer graphics, computer vision, signal processing, 3D vision and deep learning, please feel free to contact me.
Master Student
Cong Zeng
Yingjun Chu
Wenlin Zhuang
Zhengyi Zhao
Tianshu Zhang
Buzhen Huang
Zimeng Zhao
Qiaomu Ren
Undergraduate Student
Xiaohan Yuan
Baowen Zhang
Ruting Rao
Yuchen Zhang
Tianyao Wang
Heng Tan
Yue Han
Yiming Xie
Yaohui Zhang
Yunqi Zhao
Alumni
2019
Peilin Shen (Now at mei tuan)
Shiyu Zhao (Now at CCB)
Keyi Yu (Now at U.Pennsylvania)
2018
Yunzhi Lin (Now at Geogia Tech)
Qikai Yang (Now at UIUC)
Tiande Kou (Now at cambricon)

Collaborators (partial list)
Professor
Tsinghua University
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
Associate Professor
Tsinghua University
Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research Asia
Associate Professor
Simon Fraser University
Professor
Nanjing University
Associate Researcher
ICT, CAS
Associate Professor
Tsinghua University