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Zhou Ren 

Zhou Ren (任洲)
Senior Research Scientist (CV, Google Scholar, Linkedin)
Snap Inc., Venice, CA

Email: zhou.ren [at] snapchat.com
Contact me if you are interested in internship@Snap.

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(Note: “^” indicates the co-author is the student I mentored during whose internship or during an university collaboration)

1. on Multi-modal Joint Representation Learning

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SibNet: Sibling Convolutional Encoder for Video Captioning
Sheng Liu^, Zhou Ren, and Junsong Yuan
In ACM Multimedia, 2018 (Oral)
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Multiple Instance Visual-Semantic Embedding
Zhou Ren, Hailin Jin, Zhe Lin, Chen Fang, and Alan Yuille
In BMVC, 2017 (Oral)
[PDF][Supplementary][Bibtex][Video]

Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Image Captioning with Embedding Reward
Zhou Ren, Xiaoyu Wang, Ning Zhang, Xutao Lv, and Li-Jia Li
In CVPR, 2017 (Oral)
*Best Student Paper Award Nomination*
[PDF][Bibtex][Talk slides][Poster][Video]

Joint Image-Text Representation by Gaussian Visual Semantic Embedding
Zhou Ren, Hailin Jin, Zhe Lin, Chen Fang, and Alan Yuille
In ACM Multimedia Conference, 2016
[PDF][Bibtex]

2. on Hand Gesture Recognition and Pose Estimation

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Point-to-Point Regression PointNet for 3D Hand Pose Estimation
Liuhao Ge^, Zhou Ren, and Junsong Yuan
In European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018.
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Robust Part-based Hand Gesture Recognition Using Kinect Sensor
Zhou Ren, Junsong Yuan, Jingjing Meng, and Zhengyou Zhang
In IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (TMM), 15(5), 1110-1120, 2013.
* Winner of 2016 IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award (Best Paper Award)*
[PDF][Bibtex][NTU-Microsoft-Kinect HandGesture Dataset]

Robust Hand Gesture Recognition based on Finger-Earth Mover’s Distance with a Commodity Depth Camera
Zhou Ren, Junsong Yuan, and Zhengyou Zhang
In ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2011.
*The most cited paper in ACM MM 2011*
[PDF][Bibtex][NTU-Microsoft-Kinect HandGesture Dataset][Demo]

Robust Hand Gesture Recognition with Kinect Sensor
Zhou Ren, Jingjing Meng, Junsong Yuan, and Zhengyou Zhang
In ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2011.
*The 2nd most cited paper in ACM MM 2011*
[PDF][Bibtex][Demo]

Depth Camera based Hand Gesture Recognition and its Applications in Human-Computer-Interaction
Zhou Ren, Jingjing Meng, and Junsong Yuan
In IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication, and Signal Processing (ICICS), Singapore, Dec. 2011 (Oral).
[PDF][Bibtex] [Demo1] [Demo2]

3. on Object Detection and Representation Learning

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Deep Regionlets for Object Detection
Hongyu Xu^, Xutao Lv, Xiaoyu Wang, Zhou Ren, and Rama Chellappa
In European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018.
[PDF]

Scene-Domain Active Part Models for Object Representation
Zhou Ren, Chaohui Wang, and Alan Yuille
In International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
[PDF][Bibtex]

4. on Adversarial Machine Learning

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Mitigating Adversarial Effects Through Randomization
Cihang Xie^, Jianyu Wang, Zhishuai Zhang, Zhou Ren, and Alan Yuille
In International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2018
* Runner-up Winner in NIPS 2017 Adversarial Attack and Defense Competition (among 107 teams)*
[PDF]

Adversarial Attacks and Defences Competition
Alexey Kurakin, et. al.
In a book chapter from the NIPS 2017 Competition Book, Springer 2018
[PDF]

5. on Shape Representation and Shape Coding

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Minimum Near-Convex Shape Decomposition
Zhou Ren, Junsong Yuan, Wenyu Liu
In IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 35(10), 2546-2552, 2013.
[PDF][Bibtex]

Minimum Near-Convex Decomposition for Robust Shape Representation
Zhou Ren, Junsong Yuan, Chunyuan Li and Wenyu Liu
In International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp.303-310, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 2011.
[PDF][Bibtex]

Arbitrary Directional Edge Encoding Schemes for the Operational Rate Distortion Optimal Shape Coding Framework
Zhongyuan Lai, Junhuan Zhu, Zhou Ren, Wenyu Liu, and Baolan yan
In IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC), pp.20-29, Salt Lake City, USA, Nov. 2010 (Oral).
[PDF][Bibtex]

6. on Medical Image Processing

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Automated Pericardial Fat Quantification from Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography: A Feasibility Study
Xiaowei Ding, Jianing Pang, Zhou Ren, Mariana Diaz-Zamudio, Chenfangfu Jiang, Zhaoyang Fan, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, Demetri Terzopoulos, Piotr Slomka, and Damini Dey
In Journal of Medical Imaging, 2016.
[PDF][Bibtex]

Automated Pericardial Fat Quantification from Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Xiaowei Ding, Jianing Pang, Zhou Ren, Mariana Diaz-Zamudio, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, Demetri Terzopoulos, Piotr Slomka, and Damini Dey
In Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA), 2015 (Oral).
[PDF][Bibtex]

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