Ziming Zhang

Ziming Zhang
  • Position:
    Research / Technical Staff

    Research Scientist
  • Education:
    Ph.D., Oxford Brookes University, 2013
  • Research Area:
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  • Biography

    Before joining MERL he was a research assistant professor at Boston University, MA. His research interest lies in computer vision and machine learning, including object recognition and detection, zero-shot learning, optimization, etc. His works have appeared in TPAMI, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACM MM and NIPS.

  • Internships with Ziming

    • CV1084: Visual Question Answering VQA

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct original research in the area of Visual Question Answering (VQA). The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models, collect data, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The ideal candidate would be a senior PhD student in computer vision with experience in object detection/recognition, nature language processing (NLP), and machine learning (especially deep learning). Strong programming skills (C/C++, Matlab, deep learning tool such as Caffe etc.) are required.

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  • Other Publications

    •  Sui, Yao; Zhang, Ziming; Wang, Guanghui; Tang, Yafei; Zhang, Li, "Real-Time Visual Tracking: Promoting the Robustness of Correlation Filter Learning", European Conference on Computer Vision, 2016, pp. 662-678.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{sui2016real,
      • author = {Sui, Yao and Zhang, Ziming and Wang, Guanghui and Tang, Yafei and Zhang, Li},
      • title = {Real-Time Visual Tracking: Promoting the Robustness of Correlation Filter Learning},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {662--678},
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chen, Yuting; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Efficient Training of Very Deep Neural Networks for Supervised Hashing", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2016, pp. 1487-1495.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2016efficient,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chen, Yuting and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Efficient Training of Very Deep Neural Networks for Supervised Hashing},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1487--1495}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Zero-Shot Recognition via Structured Prediction", European Conference on Computer Vision, 2016, pp. 533-548.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2016zero,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Zero-Shot Recognition via Structured Prediction},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {533--548},
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Zero-shot learning via joint latent similarity embedding", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2016, pp. 6034-6042.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2016zero,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Zero-shot learning via joint latent similarity embedding},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {6034--6042}
      • }
    •  Castanon, Gregory; Chen, Yuting; Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Efficient activity retrieval through semantic graph queries", Proceedings of the 23rd ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2015, pp. 391-400.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{castanon2015efficient,
      • author = {Castanon, Gregory and Chen, Yuting and Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Efficient activity retrieval through semantic graph queries},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 23rd ACM international conference on Multimedia},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {391--400},
      • organization = {ACM}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chen, Yuting; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Group Membership Prediction", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2015group,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chen, Yuting and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Group Membership Prediction},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2015
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Torr, Philip H.S., "Object Proposal Generation using Two-Stage Cascade SVMs", IEEE TPAMI, 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{zhang2015object,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Torr, Philip H.S.},
      • title = {Object Proposal Generation using Two-Stage Cascade SVMs},
      • journal = {IEEE TPAMI},
      • year = 2015,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Rapid: Rapidly accelerated proximal gradient algorithms for convex minimization", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015, pp. 3796-3800.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2015rapid,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Rapid: Rapidly accelerated proximal gradient algorithms for convex minimization},
      • booktitle = {2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {3796--3800},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "Zero-Shot Learning via Semantic Similarity Embedding", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2015zero,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {Zero-Shot Learning via Semantic Similarity Embedding},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2015
      • }
    •  Cheng, Ming-Ming; Zhang, Ziming; Lin, Wen-Yan; Torr, Philip, "BING: Binarized normed gradients for objectness estimation at 300fps", Proceedings of the IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition, 2014, pp. 3286-3293.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cheng2014bing,
      • author = {Cheng, Ming-Ming and Zhang, Ziming and Lin, Wen-Yan and Torr, Philip},
      • title = {BING: Binarized normed gradients for objectness estimation at 300fps},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {3286--3293}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Huang, Heng; Shen, Dinggang, "Integrative Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Imaging Genomics Data for Alzheimer's Disease Prediction", Front. Aging Neurosci., 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{zhang2014integrative,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Huang, Heng and Shen, Dinggang},
      • title = {Integrative Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Imaging Genomics Data for Alzheimer's Disease Prediction},
      • journal = {Front. Aging Neurosci.},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chen, Yuting; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "A Novel Visual Word Co-occurrence Model for Person Re-identification", ECCV Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Re-Identification, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2014novel,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chen, Yuting and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {A Novel Visual Word Co-occurrence Model for Person Re-identification},
      • booktitle = {ECCV Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Re-Identification},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Saligrama, Venkatesh, "PRISM: Person Re-Identification via Structured Matching", arXiv preprint arXiv:1406.4444, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{zhang2014prism,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Saligrama, Venkatesh},
      • title = {PRISM: Person Re-Identification via Structured Matching},
      • journal = {arXiv preprint arXiv:1406.4444},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Sturgess, Paul; Sengupta, Sunando; Crook, Nigel; Torr, Philip HS, "Efficient discriminative learning of parametric nearest neighbor classifiers", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012 IEEE Conference on, 2012, pp. 2232-2239.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2012efficient,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Sturgess, Paul and Sengupta, Sunando and Crook, Nigel and Torr, Philip HS},
      • title = {Efficient discriminative learning of parametric nearest neighbor classifiers},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012 IEEE Conference on},
      • year = 2012,
      • pages = {2232--2239},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Huang, Jiawei; Li, Ze-Nian, "Learning sparse features on-line for image classification", International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, 2011, pp. 122-131.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2011learning,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Huang, Jiawei and Li, Ze-Nian},
      • title = {Learning sparse features on-line for image classification},
      • booktitle = {International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {122--131},
      • organization = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Ladicky, Lubor; Torr, Philip; Saffari, Amir, "Learning anchor planes for classification", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2011, pp. 1611-1619.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2011learning,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Ladicky, Lubor and Torr, Philip and Saffari, Amir},
      • title = {Learning anchor planes for classification},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {1611--1619}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Warrell, Jonathan; Torr, Philip HS, "Proposal generation for object detection using cascaded ranking svms", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011 IEEE Conference on, 2011, pp. 1497-1504.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2011proposal,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Warrell, Jonathan and Torr, Philip HS},
      • title = {Proposal generation for object detection using cascaded ranking svms},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011 IEEE Conference on},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {1497--1504},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Li, Ze-Nian; Drew, Mark S, "AdaMKL: A novel biconvex multiple kernel learning approach", Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2010 20th International Conference on, 2010, pp. 2126-2129.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2010adamkl,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Li, Ze-Nian and Drew, Mark S},
      • title = {AdaMKL: A novel biconvex multiple kernel learning approach},
      • booktitle = {Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2010 20th International Conference on},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {2126--2129},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Huang, Jiawei; Li, Ze-Nian, "Discovering motion patterns for human action recognition", Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, 2010, pp. 716-727.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2010discovering,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Huang, Jiawei and Li, Ze-Nian},
      • title = {Discovering motion patterns for human action recognition},
      • booktitle = {Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {716--727},
      • organization = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Li, Ze-Nian; Drew, Mark S, "Learning image similarities via probabilistic feature matching", 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2010, pp. 1857-1860.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2010learning,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Li, Ze-Nian and Drew, Mark S},
      • title = {Learning image similarities via probabilistic feature matching},
      • booktitle = {2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {1857--1860},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Li, Ze-Nian; Drew, Mark, "Feature correspondence with constrained global spatial structures", 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2009, pp. 177-180.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2009feature,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Li, Ze-Nian and Drew, Mark},
      • title = {Feature correspondence with constrained global spatial structures},
      • booktitle = {2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2009,
      • pages = {177--180},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Hu, Yiqun; Chan, Syin; Chia, Liang-Tien, "Motion context: A new representation for human action recognition", European Conference on Computer Vision, 2008, pp. 817-829.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2008motion,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Hu, Yiqun and Chan, Syin and Chia, Liang-Tien},
      • title = {Motion context: A new representation for human action recognition},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {817--829},
      • organization = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chan, Syin; Chia, Liang-Tien, "Codebook+: a new module for creating discriminative codebooks", 2007 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2007, pp. 815-818.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2007codebook+,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chan, Syin and Chia, Liang-Tien},
      • title = {Codebook+: a new module for creating discriminative codebooks},
      • booktitle = {2007 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo},
      • year = 2007,
      • pages = {815--818},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chan, Syin; Chia, Liang-Tien, "Discriminative Signatures for Image Classification", 2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2007, vol. 2, pp. II-197.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2007discriminative,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chan, Syin and Chia, Liang-Tien},
      • title = {Discriminative Signatures for Image Classification},
      • booktitle = {2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 2,
      • pages = {II--197},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Zhang, Ziming; Chan, Syin; Chia, Liang-Tien, "Image classification using tensor representation", Proceedings of the 15th ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2007, pp. 281-284.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhang2007image,
      • author = {Zhang, Ziming and Chan, Syin and Chia, Liang-Tien},
      • title = {Image classification using tensor representation},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th ACM international conference on Multimedia},
      • year = 2007,
      • pages = {281--284},
      • organization = {ACM}
      • }