Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
Office: Keller 6-189
Phone: (612) 301-2115
Email: qzhao at cs.umn.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
Our research focuses on providing theoretical foundations and computational innovations in the study of computational and human vision. We take an integrated experimental and computational approach with theories and tools from computer vision, machine learning, visual cognition, computational neuroscience, and physics to develop quantitative models of biological and computational vision, to inspire interesting experimental design for psychophysical and neurophysiological study, to gain insights into visual and cognitive disorders, and to build intelligent visual systems that approach human performance.
Questions we ask include: how selective attention is represented and processed in the human brain? and how is it for computers? Can we bridge the two despite the fundamentally different processing units and mechanisms of the brain and the computer? Most of the work in our lab studies these problems with complex natural scenes.