R E S U M E
of Tao(LEO) Zhao
Email:
user name: taozhao
server name: alumi.usc.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Computer Vision
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Art
  • Computer Graphics/Animation
  • Statistical Learning/Inference
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • EDUCATION:
  • 2003, Ph.D. IRIS/Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (advisor Prof. Ram Nevatia)
  • 2001, M.S. (GPA 4.0), Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1998, B.E. (GPA 3.75), Computer Science and Technology Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • EMPLOYMENT:
  • Oct., 2003 ~ now, Member of Technical Staff, Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, NJ
  • Fall, 00 ~ Sep., 2003, Research Assistant, IRIS, USC (advisor: Prof. Ram Nevatia)
  • Summer, 00, Intern, Microsoft Research Beijing (mentor: Dr. Harry Shum)
  • Fall, 98 ~ Spring, 00, Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department, USC
    (Courses: Fundamentals in Computer Programming, Data Structure, Into to Robotics, Intro to Programming Design, Artificial Intelligence, Analysis of Algorithms)
  • Spring, 98, Parttime, IBM Research Lab, Beijing (mentor: Dr. Song Song)
  • 97, Research Assistant, Computer Vision lab, Computer Science and Tech. Department, Tsinghua University

  • MAJOR PROJECTS:
  • Multi-camera handoff and integration with IR-tag for wide-area surveillance, Sarnoff, 2004~now.
  • Monocular and stereo-based object tracking, Sarnoff, 2003~now.
  • A general framework for visual event recognition, USC, 2003.
  • Model-based segmentation and tracking of humans in complex situations, USC, 2001~2003.
  • Estimation of 3D articulated human motion, USC, 2002.
  • Camera calibration by projective invariances from video of walking humans, USC, 2002.
  • Unsupervised learning of motion model for 3D human tracking, MSR, 2000.
  • Car detection in low resolution aerial images, USC, 2000.
  • Image-based morphing of plane-based objects, USC, 1998.
  • Design and implementation of a servo pan-tilt camera platform, Tsinghua, 1998.
  • PUBLICATIONS:

    Dissertation

  • Tao Zhao, Model-based Segmentation and Tracking of Multiple Humans in Complex Situations, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 2003.
  • Journal

  • Fengjun Lv, Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Camera Calibration from Video of Walking Humans, submitted to IEEE trans. PAMI.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Tracking Multiple Humans in Complex Situations, IEEE trans. PAMI, 26(9), Sep 2004, pp. 1208-1221.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Car Detection in Low Resolution Aerial Images, Image and Vision Computing Journal, vol.21, no.8, August 2003, pp. 693-703.
  • Conference
  • Tao Zhao, Manoj Aggarwal, Rakesh Kumar and Harpreet Sawhney, Real-time Wide Area Multi-Camera Stereo Tracking, Proc IEEE Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'05), San Diego, CA, 2005.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Tracking Multiple Humans in Crowded Environment, Proc IEEE Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'04), II-pp.406-413, Washington DC, 2004.
  • Ram Nevatia, Tao Zhao, Somboon Hongeng, Hierarchical Language-based Representation of Events in Video Streams, Proc IEEE Workshop on Event Mining (EVENT'03), Madison, Wisconsin, 2003.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Bayesian Human Segmentation in Crowded Situations, Proc IEEE Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'03), Madison, Wisconsin, 2003.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Stochastic Human Segmentation from a Static Camera, Proc IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC'02), pp.9-14, Orlando, Florida, 2002.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, 3D Tracking of Human Locomotion: a Tracking as Recognition Approach, Proc Int Conf on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'02), I:pp.546-551, Quebec City, Canada, 2002.
  • Fengjun Lv, Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Self-Calibration of a Camera from Video of a Walking Human, Proc Int Conf on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'02), I:pp.562-567, Quebec City, Canada, 2002.
  • Tao Zhao, Tianshu Wang and Harry Shum, Learning Highly Structured Motion Model for 3D Human Tracking, Proc Asian Conf on Computer Vision (ACCV'02), Melbourne, Australia, 2002.
  • Tao Zhao, Ram Nevatia and Fengjun Lv, Segmentation and Tracking of Multiple Humans in Complex Situations, Proc IEEE Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'01), II:pp.194-201, Kauai, Hawaii, 2001.
  • Tao Zhao and Ram Nevatia, Car Detection In Low Resolution Aerial Image, Proc Int Conf on Computer Vision (ICCV'01), I:pp.710-717, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2001.
  • PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Member of IEEE
  • Reviewer of conferences: ISPRS PIA'03, ICCV'03, ECCV'04, CVPR'04, ICIP'04, CVPR'05, etc
  • Reviewer of journals: IEEE Trans. on PAMI, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Image and Vision Computing
  • AWARDS:
  • Academic Achievement Award, USC, 2003.
  • Full graduate assistantship, USC, 1998~2003.
  • Excellent student scholarship, IBM scholarship, Tsinghua University, 1994~1997.
  • Reference available upon request.