Nanxuan (Cherry) Zhao

nanxuanzhao [at] gmail [dot] com

About


I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Prof. Rynson W.H. Lau. My research lies in the areas of computer graphics, vision, and machine learning. Recently I'm interested in unsupervised learning and data-driven graphic design with minimal annotated data.

During my Ph.D. study, I was lucky to be a visiting scholar at VCG@Harvard University under the supervision of Prof. Hanspeter Pfister, and closely collaborated with Zoya Bylinskii from Adobe Research. I was also lucky to work with Steve Lin and Zhirong Wu as an intern at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). Prior to my Ph.D. study, I spent three wonderful years at South China University of Technology and received my B.Eng degree.



Publications

What makes instance discrimination good for transfer learning?

Nanxuan Zhao*, Zhirong Wu*, Rynson W. H. Lau, Stephen Lin


arXiv PDF


Distilling Localization for Self-Supervised Representation Learning

Nanxuan Zhao*, Zhirong Wu*, Rynson W. H. Lau, Stephen Lin


arXiv PDF


How much time do you have? Modeling multi-duration saliency

Camilo Fosco*, Anelise Newman*, Pat Sukhum, Yun Bin Zhang, Nanxuan Zhao, Aude Oliva, Zoya Bylinskii

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020


PDF Project


Exploring Visual Information Flows in Infographics

Min Lu, Chufeng Wang, Joel Lanir, Nanxuan Zhao, Hanspeter Pfister, Daniel Cohen-Or, Hui Huang

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020


PDF Video Demo


ICONATE: Automatic Compound Icon Generation and Ideation

Nanxuan Zhao, Nam Wook Kim, Laura Mariah Herman, Hanspeter Pfister, Rynson W.H. Lau, Jose Echevarria, Zoya Bylinskii

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020


PDF Project


Modeling Fonts in Context: Font Prediction on Web Designs

Nanxuan Zhao, Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Pacific Graphics 2018)


PDF Project


What Characterizes Personalities of Graphic Designs?

Nanxuan Zhao, Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2018)


PDF Project


Honors & Awards