Zhihang Ren

peter.zhren[at]berkeley.edu

I am a third-year PhD candidate in the Vision Science Program at University of California, Berkeley and a graduate student researcher at International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), co-advised by Prof. Stella Yu and Prof. David Whitney. Before joining UC Berkeley, I received my Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, San Diego, co-advised by Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos and Prof. Bhaskar D. Rao. I received my Bachelor's Degree at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and Bachelor's Degree with Honours at University of Glasgow, advised by Prof. Shuaicheng Liu. My research interests include: image and video processing, computer vision, and applications on medical imaging. I am also highly interested in human vision system.

News

  • [Dec. 2022] One journal paper is published in Frontiers in Psychology!

  • [Mar. 2022] One journal paper is published on Journal of Perceptual Imaging!

  • [Feb. 2022] Two abstracts are accepted by VSS 2022!

  • [Oct. 2021] One journal paper is published on Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications!

  • [Sep. 2021] One paper is accepted by CHASE 2021!

  • [Feb. 2021] Two abstracts are accepted by VSS 2021! One abstract is selected as Oral presentation.

  • [Dec. 2020] One paper is accepted by HVEI 2021 as the Oral Presentation!

  • [Feb. 2020] One abstract is accepted by VSS 2020!

Publications

Serial dependence in perception across naturalistic mammograms

Zhihang Ren, Teresa Canas-Bajo, Cristina Ghirardo, Mauro Manassi, Stella X. Yu, David Whitney
Journal of Medical Imaging, in submission

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Idiosyncratic biases in the perception of medical images

Zixuan Wang, Mauro Manassi, Zhihang Ren, Cristina Ghirardo, Teresa Canas-Bajo, Yuki Murai, Min Zhou, David Whitney
Frontiers in Psychology, section Perception Science, 2022

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Controllable Medical Image Generation via GAN

Zhihang Ren, Stella X. Yu, David Whitney
Journal of Perceptual Imaging, 2022

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Improve Image-based Skin Cancer Diagnosis with Generative Self-Supervised Learning

Zhihang Ren, Yunhui Guo, Stella X. Yu, David Whitney
IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health Applications, Systems, and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), 2021

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Serial Dependence in the Perceptual Judgments of Radiologists

Mauro Manassi*, Cristina Ghirardo*, Teresa Canas-Bajo*, Zhihang Ren, William Prinzmetal, David Whitney
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021

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Controllable medical image generation via generative adversarial networks

Zhihang Ren, Stella X. Yu, David Whitney
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI), 2021

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Coding Trajectory: Enable Video Coding for Video Denoising

Zhihang Ren, Peng Dai, Shuaicheng Liu, Shuyuan Zhu, Bing Zeng
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2018

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Shape Recovery of Endoscopic Videos by Shape from Shading Using Mesh Regularization

Zhihang Ren, Tong He, Lingbing Peng, Shuaicheng Liu, Shuyuan Zhu, Bing Zeng
International Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG), 2017

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Meshflow Video Denoising

Zhihang Ren, Jiajia Li, Shuaicheng Liu, Bing Zeng
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2017

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Experiences

Graduate Student Researcher at UC Berkeley / the Whitney Laboratory

Worked with Prof. David Whitney.
2020.01-Now

Graduate Student Researcher at UC Berkeley / ICSI

Supervised by Prof. Stella Yu.

2019.06-Now

Research Scientist Intern at Meta Reality Labs

Mentored by Dr. Shahin Aghdam.
  • Studied VQGAN in face editting applications and researched face editting in discrete latent space.
  • Researched a new style transfer task.

2022.05.31-2022.12.02

Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley

Assisted C126, Head GSI
  • Led discussion sessions, held office hours and assisted Prof. David Whitney on essays, and exams in C126: Perception.
  • Managed GSI duties, and arranged course materials.

2021 Spring
2022 Spring
2023 Spring

Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley

Assisted CS 189/289

2019 Fall

Graduate Student Researcher at UC San Diego / SVCL

Worked with Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos and Prof. Bhaskar D. Rao.
  • Researched Bias in Action Recognition.
  • Researched Deep Learning in Medical Imaging.


2018.02-2019.06

Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of California, San Diego

Assisted ECE 271A

2018 Fall

Undergraduate Student Researcher at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Worked with Prof. Shuaicheng Liu.
  • Researched "Coding Trajectory: Enable Video Coding for Video Denoising".
  • Researched "Shape Recovery of Endoscopic Videos by Shape from Shading Using Mesh Regularization".
  • Researched "Meshflow Video Denoising".

2015.10-2017.08

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Assisted courses Introductory Programming and Microelectronic Systems
  • Assisted Prof. Wasim Ahmad with office hours and lab sessions in Introductory Programming course.
  • Assisted Prof. Sajjad Hussain with office hours, lab sessions, and projects in Microelectronic Systems course.


2015 Fall
2016 Spring
2016 Fall

Interests

Coming from Chengdu where sunny days are precious, I appreciate every moment in the California sunshine. I love traveling, photography, and anything which could drag me outdoors. In particular, I like star shooting and wildlife shooting. You could find some of those photos in my instagram.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows. I also love cooking. Sharing spicy and hot Sichuan food with friends is my favorite.


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