Jianming Zhang

Image and Video Computing Group

Computer Science Department, Boston University

 

I am a 5th-year PhD student, under the supervision of Prof. Stan Sclaroff. Before joining the IVC group at Boston University, I had received a M.S. and a B.S. degree in Mathematical Science at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. My current research focuses on visual tracking, action recognition, visual saliency, etc.

 

Contact: jmzhang AT bu.edu

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News

 

07/14/16: Our paper about Top-down Neural Attention is accepted at ECCV for oral presentation.

04/09/16: Code and data for our Unconstrained Salient Object Detection paper are released.

02/29/16: I will join Adobe Research as a full-time researcher this fall.

02/29/16: Our paper for unconstrained salient object detection is accepted for spotlight presentation at CVPR.

 

 

Research

Top-down Neural Attention by Excitation Backprop

  • A biologically inspired method to visualize CNN classifiers' top-down attention.

[Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Zhe Lin, Jonathan Brandt, Xiaohui Shen, Stan Sclaroff. "Top-down Neural Attention by Excitation Backprop." ECCV, 2016. (oral) [PDF][Supp]

 

Unconstrained Salient Object Detection

  • Detecting salient objects in unconstrained images where there can be multiple salient objects or no salient object.

[Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Stan Sclaroff, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch. "Unconstrained Salient Object Detection via Proposal Subset Optimization." CVPR, 2016. (spotlight) [PDF][Supp]

 

Minimum Barrier Salient Object Detection

  • A very fast salient object detection method based on the Minimum Barrier Distance Transform.

[Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Stan Sclaroff, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch. "Minimum Barrier Salient Object Detection at 80 FPS." ICCV, 2015. (oral) [PDF][Slides][Error Bound Proof]

Salient Object Subitizing

  • Predicting the existence and the number of salient objects at a glance.

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Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma, Mehrnoosh Sameki, Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch.  "Salient Object Subitizing." CVPR, 2015. [PDF][Supp]

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma, Mehrnoosh Sameki, Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch.  "Salient Object Subitizing." arXiv, 2016. [PDF][Supp]

 

Boolean Map Saliency

  • A simple, fast and state-of-the-art saliency model for both eye fixation prediction and salient object detection.

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Jianming Zhang and Stan Sclaroff. "Saliency Detection: A Boolean Map Approach.'' ICCV, 2013. [PDF]

Jianming Zhang and Stan Sclaroff. "Exploiting Surroundedness for Saliency Detection: A Boolean Map Approach." TPAMI, 2016. [PDF][Supp]

The MEEM Trakcer

  • A self-correcting tracker for robust online tracking.

[Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma and Stan Sclaroff. "MEEM: Robust Tracking via Multiple Experts using Entropy Minimization.'' ECCV, 2014. [PDF][Supp]

 

Publications

 

2016

 

Jianming Zhang, Zhe Lin, Jonathan Brandt, Xiaohui Shen, Stan Sclaroff. "Top-down Neural Attention by Excitation Backprop." To appear in Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016. (oral) [PDF][Supplementary][Project Page]

 

Shugao Ma, Sarah  A. Bargal, Jianming Zhang, Leonid Sigal, Stan Sclaroff. "Do Less and Achieve More: Training CNNs for Action Recognition Utilizing Action Images from the Web." arXiv, 2016. [PDF][Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang and Stan Sclaroff. "Exploiting Surroundedness for Saliency Detection: A Boolean Map Approach." Accepted at IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2016. [PDF][Supplementary][Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Stan Sclaroff, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch. "Unconstrained Salient Object Detection via Proposal Subset Optimization." In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016. (spotlight) [PDF][Supplementary][Project Page]

 

2015

 

Jianming Zhang, Stan Sclaroff, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch. "Minimum Barrier Salient Object Detection at 80 FPS." In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015. (oral) [PDF][Project Page]

 

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma, Mehrnoosh Sameki, Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price and Radomír Měch. "Salient Object Subitizing." In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015. [PDF][Supplementary][Project Page]

 

2014

 

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma and Stan Sclaroff. "MEEM: Robust Tracking via Multiple Experts using Entropy Minimization.'' In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014. [PDF][Supplementary][Project Page]

 

2013

 

Jianming Zhang and Stan Sclaroff. "Saliency Detection: A Boolean Map Approach.'' In Proc. IEEE Internetional Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013. [PDF][Project Page]

 

Shugao Ma, Jianming Zhang, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis and Stan Sclaroff. "Action Recognition and Localization by Hierarchical Space-Time Segments.'' In Proc. IEEE Internetional Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.[PDF] [Project Page]

 

Zheng Wu, Jianming Zhang, and Magrit Betke. "Online Motion Agreement Tracking.'' In Proc. 24th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2013. [PDF][YouTube]

 

James M. Rehg, Gregory D. Abowd, Agata Rozga, Mario Romero, Mark A. Clements, Stan Sclaroff, Irfan Essa, Opal Y. Ousley, Yin Li, Chanho Kim, Hrishikesh Rao, Jonathan C. Kim, Liliana Lo Presti, Jianming Zhang, Denis Lantsman, Jonathan Bidwell and Zhefan Ye. "Decoding Children's Social Behavior." In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 2013. [PDF]

 

2012

 

Jianming Zhang, Liliana  Lo Presti and Stan Sclaroff, "Online Multi-Person Tracking by Tracker Hierarchy." In Proc. IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2012. [PDF][Project Page]