Biography

I will be a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics with Prof. Christian Theobalt . I received my Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, supervised by Prof. Shijian Lu. I obtained my bachelor degree in Communication Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. My research interests are Neural Synthesis and Generative Models.
Please contact me through fzhan@mpi-inf.mpg.de. My previous email fnzhan@ntu.edu.sg will expire soon.

News

∙ [01, 2022] One paper is accepted to TIP.
∙ [12, 2021] A new survey paper Multimodal Image Synthesis and Editing is released.
∙ [12, 2021] We release VOR Dataset for lighting estimation evaluation.
∙ [12, 2021] Two papers are accepted to AAAI 2022.
∙ [07, 2021] Two papers are accepted to ICCV 2021.
∙ [07, 2021] Two papers are accepted to ACM MM 2021.
∙ [04, 2021] I defend my Ph.D. thesis: Image Synthesis in Visual Machine Learning.
∙ [03, 2021] One paper is accepted to CVPR 2021.
∙ [12, 2020] One papers is accepted to AAAI 2021.

Publications

Multimodal Image Synthesis and Editing: A Survey

Fangneng Zhan, Yingchen Yu, Rongliang Wu, Jiahui Zhang, Shijian Lu
arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.13592, 2021
Paper | Project


Unbalanced Feature Transport for Exemplar-based Image Translation

Fangneng Zhan, Yingchen Yu, Kaiwen Cui, Gongjie Zhang, Shijian Lu, Jianxiong Pan, Changgong Zhang, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie, Chunyan Miao
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2021
Paper | Code


WaveFill: A Wavelet-based Generation Network for Image Inpainting

Yingchen Yu, Fangneng Zhan, Shijian Lu, Jianxiong Pan, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie, Chunyan Miao
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021 (oral presentation)
Paper | Code


Sparse Needlets for Lighting Estimation with Spherical Transport Loss

Fangneng Zhan, Changgong Zhang, Wenbo Hu, Shijian Lu, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie, Ling Shao
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021
Paper | Code | Dataset


EMLight: Lighting Estimation via Spherical Distribution Approximation

Fangneng Zhan, Changgong Zhang, Yingchen Yu, Yuan Chang, Shijian Lu, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2021
Paper | Code | Dataset


GMLight: Lighting Estimation via Geometric Distribution Approximation

Fangneng Zhan, Yingchen Yu, Changgong Zhang, Rongliang Wu, Wenbo Hu, Shijian Lu, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie, Ling Shao
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2022
Paper | Code | Dataset


Diverse Image Inpainting with Bidirectional and Autoregressive Transformers

Yingchen Yu, Fangneng Zhan, Rongliang Wu, Jianxiong Pan, Kaiwen Cui, Shijian Lu, Feiying Ma, Xuansong Xie, Chunyan Miao
ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2021 (oral presentation)
Paper | Code


Bi-level Feature Alignment for Versatile Image Translation and Manipulation

Fangneng Zhan, Yingchen Yu, Rongliang Wu, Kaiwen Cui, Aoran Xiao, Shijian Lu, Ling Shao
arXiv preprint arXiv:2107.03021, 2021
Paper | Code


ESIR: End-To-End Scene Text Recognition via Iterative Image Rectification

Fangneng Zhan, Shijian Lu
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019
Paper | Code


Verisimilar Image Synthesis for Accurate Detection and Recognition of Texts in Scenes

Fangneng Zhan, Shijian Lu, Chuhui Xue
European conference on computer vision (ECCV), 2018
Paper | Code | Dataset


Projects & Datasets

Virtual Object Relighting (VOR) Dataset for Lighting Estimation Evaluation

We create an evaluation dataset consisting of 3D scenes to conduct virtual object insertion & rendering in Blender. The lighting estimaiton performance is evaluated by using the predicted illumination map as the environment light in Blender.
Dataset | Paper | Code


Real time Scene Text Detection and Recognition System

We design a real time system for the end-to-end detection and recognition of scene texts in videos. The texts in one frame is first localized with a detection model, then a recognition model is employed to recognize the croped scene text images.
Code | Video


Academic Service

Program Committee Member:
∙ AAAI 2022, 2021, 2020
Conference & Journal Reviewer:
∙ ICML2022, ICLR 2022, NeurIPS 2021, 2020, CVPR 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, ICCV 2021, 2019, ECCV 2020, BMVC 2021, 2020, ACCV 2020, WACV 2022, 2021
∙ TPAMI, TIP, TMM, Pattern Recognition, Neurocomputing