Research Interests:
    I am interested in both general methodologies and real-life applications of the following fields:
  • Computer vison, image and video understanding;
  • AI, statistical inference and learning;
  • Computer graphics and computer animation;
  • Image processing and pattern recognition;
  • Human vision and biologically motivated vision.

Research Projects:



  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Tracking Multiple Humans in Complex Situations, to appear in IEEE trans. PAMI, 2004.
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Car Detection in Low Resolution Aerial Images, Image and Vision Computing Journal, vol.21, no.8, August 2003, pp. 693-703. [PDF]


  • T. Zhao, R. Nevatia, Tracking Multiple Humans in Crowded Environment, Proc IEEE Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'04), to appear. [PDF]
  • Ram Nevatia, Tao Zhao, Somboon Hongeng, Hierarchical Language-based Representation of Events in Video Streams, EVENT(IEEE Workshop on Event Mining)03 [PDF]
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Bayesian Human Segmentation in Crowded Situations, CVPR03. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Stochastic Human Segmentation from a Static Camera, WMVC(IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing)02. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, 3D Tracking of Human Locomotion: a Tracking as Recognition Approach, ICPR02. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]
  • Fengjun Lv, Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Self-Calibration of a Camera from Video of a Walking Human, ICPR02. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Fengjun Lv, Segmentation and tracking of multiple humans in complex situations, CVPR2001. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]
  • Tao Zhao, Tianshu Wang, Harry Shum, Learning highly structured motion model for 3D human tracking, ACCV2002. [PDF(final version)] [PDF(longer review version)] [Abstract&Results]
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia, Car detection in low resolution aerial image, ICCV2001. [PDF] [Abstract&Results]