Chen Gao | 髙諶

Ph.D. student |

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5: 6-7


I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech, working with Prof. Jia-Bin Huang. My interest lies in the field of Computational Photography and Computer Vision. My current research is focusing on view synthesis and video manipulation.

Prior to that, I was a Master's student at the University of Michigan, working with Brian Moore, under the supervision of Prof. Raj Rao Nadakuditi. Going back even further, I was an undergraduate student at Oregon State University, working with Prof. Raviv Raich.

I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with these inspiring people (in chronicle order): Mike Krainin (Google), Miki Rubinstein (Google), Tali Dekel (Google), Huiwen Chang (Google), Brian Curless (Google), YiChang Shih (Google), Wei-Sheng Lai (Google), Chia-Kai Liang (Google), Johannes Kopf (Facebook) and Rich Caruana (Microsoft Research).

I am on the job market for a research position.

Please find my CV here (last updated on December 2021).

The code of our ICCV 2021 dynamic view synthesis paper is released! Check the Project page for details.
I am selected to participate in the ICCV 2021 Doctoral Consortium and my mentor is Prof. Steve Seitz.
Our paper on dynamic view synthesis, is accepted to ICCV 2021.
I passed my Prelim today!
I will be a research intern at Google VisCam this summer, under the guidance of Dr. Mike Krainin and Dr. Miki Rubinstein.


Dynamic View Synthesis from Dynamic Monocular Video
Chen Gao, Ayush Saraf, Johannes Kopf, Jia-Bin Huang
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2021
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]

Portrait Neural Radiance Fields from a Single Image
Chen Gao, Yichang Shih, Wei-Sheng Lai, Chia-Kai Liang, Jia-Bin Huang
arXiv preprint
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]

Flow-edge Guided Video Completion
Chen Gao, Ayush Saraf, Jia-Bin Huang, Johannes Kopf
Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2020
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]    [Google Colab]

DRG: Dual Relation Graph for Human-Object Interaction Detection
Chen Gao, Jiarui Xu, Yuliang Zou, Jia-Bin Huang
Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2020
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]

NAS-DIP: Learning Deep Image Prior with Neural Architecture Search
Yun-Chun Chen*, Chen Gao*, Esther Robb, Jia-Bin Huang
Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2020
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]

Why Can't I Dance in the Mall? Learning to Mitigate Scene Bias in Action Recognition
Jinwoo Choi, Chen Gao, Joseph Messou, Jia-Bin Huang
Proceedings of Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]    [Poster]

iCAN: Instance-Centric Attention Network for Human-Object Interaction Detection
Chen Gao, Yuliang Zou, Jia-Bin Huang
Proceedings of The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2018
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]    [Poster]

Panoramic Robust PCA for Foreground-Background Separation on Noisy, Free-Motion Camera Video
Chen Gao*, Brian E. Moore*, Raj Rao Nadakuditi
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI) 2019
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]

Augmented Robust PCA For Foreground-Background Separation on Noisy, Moving Camera Video
Chen Gao, Brian E. Moore, Raj Rao Nadakuditi
Proceedings of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) 2017 (Oral)
[Paper (PDF)]    [Project page]    [Code]    [Slides(video demo)]


Virginia Tech
Doctor of Philosophy

University of Michigan
Master of Science

Oregon State University
Bachelor of Science


Research Intern
Summer 2021

Research Intern
Summer 2020

Research Intern
Summer 2019


Conference Reviewer
SIGGRAPH 2021, BMVC 2019-2020, NeurIPS 2020-2021, CVPR 2020-2021, ACCV 2020, WACV 2020-2021

Journal Reviewer


Virginia Tech
STAT5444 - Bayesian Statistics
CS6804 - Graph Machine Learning
CS6804 - Causal Reasoning
ECE5454 - Optimization Techniques

University of Michigan
EECS442 - Computer Vision
EECS501 - Probability and Random Processes
EECS551 - Matrix Methods
EECS542 - Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
EECS545 - Machine Learning
EECS587 - Parallel Computing
EECS592 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence
EECS598 - Random Matrix Theory

Job talk    [Presentation]

Teaching Assistant
ECE 5554 / ECE 4554 (Computer Vision), Fall 2018 [Link]    [Tutorial]
Teaching Assistant
ECE 5424 / CS 5824 (Advanced Machine Learning), Spring 2019 [Link] [Lecture on Neural Network]


Road Trip
I enjoy road-trip as it's a great way to experience local customs. The spectacular landscape reminds me of how great our Creator is. One of my dreams is to visit all the 59 national parks in the US. I have visited 20 national parks already and am looking forward to my next journey. Here is a list of the national parks I've visited

Arches - Utah
Bryce Canyon - Utah (Favourite!)
Canyonlands - Utah
Capitol Reef - Utah
Crater Lake - Oregon
Everglades - Florida
Grand Canyon - Arizona
Grand Teton - Wyoming
Great Sand Dunes - Colorado
Great Smoky Mountains - North Carolina, Tennessee
Joshua Tree - California
Kings Canyon - California
Mesa Verde - Colorado
Mount Rainier - Washington
North Cascades - Washington
Olympic - Washington
Sequoia - California
Shenandoah - Virginia
Yellowstone - Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Yosemite - California
Zion - Utah

I spent 6 years learning figure sketch, traditional Chinese painting, and Gongbi, specialized in Bird-and-flower painting. Through painting, I find inner peace. These days I enjoy drawing some anime characters for fun. Check them out.

Big fan of Rubik's Cube

Tennis lover

I'll call the following games Masterpiece because they change my perspective somehow.

AIR - VisualArt's
Portal - Valve
To the moon - Freebird Games

Just hit any of these songs and let it play ...

The Police - Every Breath You Take
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - Creep (Korn Cover)
Coldplay - Fix You
宋冬野 - 莉莉安
李志 - 热河路

The Mighty
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5: 6-7




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