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I am currently with the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. In general, my research interests are visual perception & cognition, computer vision and intelligent algorithms

I received my Ph.D. from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2006. During the three-year program, I explored computational geometry algorithms on a variety of vision problems. Afterward, I moved to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology at Tsukuba, and worked on robotics vision. From 2008, I simultaneously worked at University College London & Queen Mary University of London for the research of visual perception on motion. In 2010, I joined Kyoto University.

Here is my CV.


        1. I received an academic Award of Governors of Kyoto Prefecture.

        2. Our paper "A Deep Learning Framework for Remote Sensing Image Registration" has been accepted by ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ELSEVIER), IF(6.387). [Link]

        3. Our paper "How Does the Low-Rank Matrix Decomposition Help Internal and External Learnings for Super-Resolution" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IF(4.828). [Link]

        4. I serve as an expert advisor for the Chinese AI Research Association (Japan). [Link]

        5. Our paper "Robust coupled dictionary learning with ℓ1-norm coefficients transition constraint for noisy image super-resolution" has been accepted by Signal Processing (ELSEVIER), IF(2.143). [Link]

        6. The details of our work "Visual Attention Inspired Distant View and Close-Up View Classification" are here --> [Link]


        1. "Happier Mood Trigger Bigger Pictures", @ International Workshop on Bio-inspired Systems, Bio-electronics, Machine Intelligence, Taiwan, (Jan, 2018). [Link]

        2. "Viewing Bigger Pictures Promotes Happier Mood: a psychological explanation and an example in the wild", @ International Conference on Video and Image Processing, Singapore, (Dec. 2017). [Link]

        3. "Visual Attention and Emotion", @ The 19th Academic Symposium of the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Image Understanding of Ministry of Education, China, (Oct. 2017). [Link]

        4. "Studying Visual Attention in Image and Video", @ The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (Aug. 2016). [Link]

        5. "Modeling visual attention in image and video", @ Kyoto-Bordeaux mini-symposium, Japan (Feb. 2016).

        6. "How does Robot Understand the Visual Motion?", @ AcademicDay, Japan (Oct. 2015)

        7. "Motion Segmentation in Complex Video", @ Tianjin University, China (Aug. 2015).

        8. "Dynamic saliency detection", @ Xi'dian University, China (Jul. 2014).

        9. "Salient Motion Detection from Complex Video using Potential Surface", @ Seoul National University, Korea (Sept.2013).

        10. "Salient Information, from Static to Dynamic", @ National TsingHua University, Taiwan (Mar. 2013).



        1. Award of Governors of Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Japan, November, 2017.

        2. Recognition Award: X.F. Liang, at the 9th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2016.

        3. Outstanding Paper Award: C.C. Zhang, X.F. Liang, T. Matsuyama, "Mixed-Motion Segmentation using Helmholtz Decomposition" at the 16th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2013.

        4. Outstanding Research Award: C.C. Zhang, X.F. Liang, T. Matsuyama, "What are you looking for on faces?" at Kyoto University ICT innovation 2013.

Academic Events Organization

  1. International Conference on Video and Image Processing. December 27-29, 2017, at Nanyang Technological University.

  2. Kyoto University & Queen Mary University of London Joint Workshop, Intelligent Sensing on Media Data. March 26~27, 2015, at Kyoto University.

  3. Kyoto University & University College London Workshop on Perception of Motion and Pattern. March 12, 2013, at Kyoto University.

  4. Kyoto University & Queen Mary University of London Symposium on Intelligent Sensing. March 18~20, 2013, at Kyoto University.

Research Funding

        1. JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Science Research C, PI            2015 ~ 2017

        2. JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B,     PI            2013 ~ 2015

        3. International Exchanges Scheme (Royal Society, UK), Joint, PI: Prof. Peter McOwan, Queen Mary University of London, 2012 ~ 2013