Zheng Wu

Ph.D in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall, RM138,
Boston, MA02215
Email: wuzheng at cs.bu.edu (Office): (617) 353-4517

I am a senior computer vision engineer in The Mathworks, Inc. Before this job, I was a postdoctoral associate in Computer Science Department, Boston University; and a former member of Image and Video Computing (IVC) group. I work with Prof. Margrit Betke and Prof. Stan Sclaroff .

My primary research interests focus on computer vision, machine learning and combinatorial algorithms. In particular, I have been working on object segmentation, detection and tracking. I got my Ph.d. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2012.



Dissertation: Occlusion Reasoning for Multiple Object Visual Tracking, Boston University, 2012. [PDF]

  1. Multi-target Tracking

Z. Wu, D. Gurari, J. Y. Wong and M. Betke, "Hierarchical Partial Matching and Segmentation of Interacting Cells," In Proceeding of the 15th International
Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Nice, France, 2012. [PDF] [Poster]
[Video Presentation] [Bibtex]

Z. Wu, M. Betke, J. Wang, V. Athitsos, and S. Sclaroff, "Tracking with Dynamic Hidden-State Shape Models," In Proceeding of the 10th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Marseille, France, October, 2008.

[PDF] [Poster] [Video] [Bibtex] [Project Website]


  • Online Learning for Time Series Data
  • Q. Bai*, Z. Wu*, S. Sclaroff, M. Betke and C. Monnier, "Randomized Ensemble Tracking," In Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Sydney, Australia, 2013. *These authors contributed equally to this work.
    [Youtube] [Bibtex] [Code]

    Professional Services

    IEEE Member, Reviewer for:

    1. IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
      IEEE Transaction on Image Processing.
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
      Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding
      Journal of Signal, Image, and Video Processing
      Journal of Medical Physics
      International Journal of Computers and Applications
      Journal of Field Robotics
      Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
      Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society
      International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2010--2013
      IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2008--2016
      European Conference on Computer Vision 2008, 2016
      IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2009, 2011, 2015
      International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2010



    CS131 Combinatoric Structures (2011 Fall)

    An undergraduate core course, 70 students.
    Lecturing in three lab sessions on selective topics; Designing exercises and quiz; Managing graders.

    CS440/640 Artificial Intelligence (2009 Fall)

    An elective graduate and advanced undergraduate course, 40 students.
    Lecturing selective topics in class; Designing and grading exercises, projects and quiz;

    CS585 Image and Video Computing (2008 Spring)

    A graduate core course, 20 students.
    Lecturing selective topics in class; Designing and grading exercises, projects and quiz;


    Additional Peer-reviewed Papers

    G. Towne, D. H. Theriault, Z. Wu, N. Fuller, T. H. Kunz, and M. Betke. "Error Analysis and Design Considerations for Stereo Vision Systems Used to Analyze Animal Behavior.'' In Proceeding of IEEE Workshop on Visual Observation and Analysis of Animal and Insect Behavior (VAIB), in conjunction with the 21th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, November, 2012 [PDF] [Bibtex]

    J. Magee, Z. Wu, H. Chennamaneni, S. Epstein, D. H. Theriault, and M. Betke. "Towards a multi-camera mouse-replacement interface." In Proceeding of the 10th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Information Systems (PRIS) 2010. In conjunction with ICEIS 2010, Madeira, Portugal, June 2010 [PDF] [Bibtex] [Project Website]

    T.H. Kunz, J. C. Chau, Z. Wu, L. Hong, J. D. Reichard, M. Betke, and T.D.C. Little. "A Novel, Remote-Controlled BatCam for Censusing Small Colonies of Bats", 38th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR 2008), Scranton, PA, October, 2008

    D. Wang, C. Cui, Z. Wu, "Matching 3D models with global geometric feature map", In Proceeding of IEEE 12th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, Beijing, January, 2006 [PDF] [Bibtex]

    Z. Wu, H. Qian, M. Zhu. "Geo-registration of Aerial Images by Robust Feature Matching", In Proceeding of SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing 2006, San Jose, California USA, January, 2006

    D. Wang, M. Zhu, Z. Wu, "Real-time blocking system for MMS", In Proceeding of SPIE Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications, Vol. 5283, p. 67-71, China, November, 2003