Zhan Xu

Ph.D. candidate

College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Address: Rm 254, Computer Science Building, 140 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

Email: zhanxu AT cs DOT umass DOT edu

About Me

I am a PhD student in Computer Science Department of UMass Amherst. My advisor is Professor Evangelos Kalogerakis. My research interests are in visual computing, the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning. Currently, I am exploring how to automate character rigging and animation with deep learning.

Please send me an email if you are interested in working on an animatable NeRF project for the summer of 2023 at Adobe Research.

Recent Publications

(click titles for project pages)

MoRig: Motion-Aware Rigging of Character Meshes from Point Clouds
Zhan Xu, Yang Zhou, Li Yi, Evangelos Kalogerakis
Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA, 2022

APES: Articulated Part Extraction from Sprite Sheets
Zhan Xu, Matthew Fisher, Yang Zhou, Deepali Aneja, Rushikesh Dudhat, Li Yi, Evangelos Kalogerakis
Proceedings of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

RigNet: Neural Rigging for Articulated Characters
Zhan Xu, Yang Zhou, Evangelos Kalogerakis, Chris Landreth and Karan Singh
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 2020

Predicting Animation Skeletons for 3D Articulated Models via Volumetric Nets
Zhan Xu, Yang Zhou, Evangelos Kalogerakis and Karan Singh
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2019, Oral Presentation

VisemeNet: Audio-Driven Animator-Centric Speech Animation
Yang Zhou, Zhan Xu, Chris Landreth, Evangelos Kalogerakis, Subhransu Maji and Karan Singh
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 2018