Nanxuan (Cherry) Zhao

Ph.D. Student at City University of Hong Kong
nanxuanzhao [at] gmail [dot] com


I am a final-year Ph.D. candidate at 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 Data-Driven Graphic Design, especially based on deep learning models.

Before starting my Ph.D. study, I spent three wonderful years in South China University of Technology and received my B.Eng degree in 2015. I then participated in the Mitacs Reseach internship at Western University from July to October 2015.

I am available on the job market. Please feel free to contact me through the email.

Selected Publications

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