Yang joined Adobe Research in May 2021.

He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst advised by Prof. Evangelos Kalogerakis. He obtained his master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his master & bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Prof. Weiyao Lin.

He works in the areas of computer graphics, computer vision and deep learning. In particular, he is interested in the field of digital human, character animation, audio-visual learning, image/video translation and rigging/skinning.

Check Yang’s webpage to learn more about his research.


Learning Navigational Visual Representations with Semantic Map Supervision

Hong, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhang, R., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Gould, S., Tan, H. (Oct. 6, 2023)

ICCV 2023

Skeleton-free Pose Transfer for Stylized 3D Characters

Liao, Z., Yang, J., Saito, J., Pons-Moll, G., Zhou, Y. (Jul. 28, 2022)

ECCV 2022

Audio-Driven Neural Gesture Reenactment With Video Motion Graphs

Zhou, Y., Yang, J., Li, D., Saito, J., Aneja, D., Kalogerakis, E. (Jun. 24, 2022)

IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR)

APES: Articulated Part Extraction from Sprite Sheets

Xu, Z., Fisher, M., Zhou, Y., Aneja, D., Dudhat, R., Yi, L., Kalogerakis, E. (Jun. 20, 2022)

IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR)

MakeItTalk: Speaker-Aware Talking Head Animation

Zhou, Y., Han, X., Shechtman, E., Echevarria, J., Kalogerakis, E., Li, D. (Nov. 30, 2020)

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

VisemeNet: Audio-Driven Animator-Centric Speech Animation

Zhou, Y., Xu, Z., Landreth, C., Kalogerakis, E., Maji, S., Singh, K. (Jul. 30, 2018)