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Zhigang Zhu received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees, all in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1988, 1991 and 1997 respectively.

Dr. Zhu is currently Full Professor of Computer Science at the City College and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is Director of the City College Visual Computing Laboratory (CcvcL), and Co-Director of the Center for Perceptual Robotics, Intelligent Sensors and Machines (PRISM) at CCNY. Previously he has been an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From 1997 to 1999 he was Director of the Information Processing and Application Division in the Computer Science Department at Tsinghua University.

His research interests include 3D computer vision, human-computer interaction (HCI), augmented reality, video representations, and various applications in education, environment, robotics, surveillance and transportation. He has published over 100 technical papers in the related fields. His recent research activities include: an integrated visual navigation approach with panoramic, omnidirectional and stereo vision sensors; new 3D layered representations for image-based rendering and robot navigation; novel algorithms and systems of stereo mosaics for airborne video surveillance; view planning with heterogeneous visual sensors for distributed and cooperative robots, multimodal (EO/IR/acoustic) moving target detection/identification, and online 3D virtualized classroom using image-based modeling/rendering, human tracking, and multi-modal information extraction for advanced e-learning.

Dr. Zhigang Zhu
Professor, Computer Science, City College of New York