Changqing Zou

Assistant Research Scientist
4465 A.V. Williams Building
(240) 271-3296
Ph.D., Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Science (Computer Science)

Changqing (Aaron) Zou is an assistant research scientist and a member of the Graphics and Visual Informatics Laboratory.

His research focuses on the algorithms that allow computers to understand various data including images, videos, 2-D/3-D shapes, and scientific volume data, as well as exploring various applications based on those understandings.

Zou has worked in a number of research areas including image/video understanding, 2-D/3-D shape analysis, 3-D shape retrieval, and 3-D reconstruction. He is currently employing machine learning and deep learning techniques to solve various useful and challenging problems in virtual and augmented reality and scientific data visualization.

Zou has developed new algorithms for automatically reconstructing 3-D shapes from sketches and recognizing human activities in videos. He has also been exploring how to effectively retrieve 3-D shapes in big databases.

His research on face alignment and recognition has been used in Volkswagen, Softbank Robotics, Tobbi, and LINE products.

Zou received his doctorate in computer science from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2015. While completing his doctorate, Zou worked at MSRA and the City University of Hong Kong as a visiting researcher from 2013 to 2014. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Go here to view Zou’s academic publications on Google Scholar.