2022 Google PhD Fellowship
Congratulations to Mr JIANG Yuming (left), Mr REN Jiawei (centre) and Mr WANG Tan (right), for winning the 2022 Google PhD Fellowship!
The Google PhD Fellowship recognises and supports PhD students doing exceptional and innovative research work in computer science and related fields. This year is the second year that the fellowship is opened to graduate students in Southeast Asia. All three winners from NTU this year are from the School of Computer Science and Engineering. The other awardees include graduate students from top universities, including Harvard, Oxford, and more (https://research.google/outreach/phd-fellowship/recipients/).
Mr JIANG Yuming is supervised by Asst Prof LIU Ziwei and Assoc Prof LOY Chen Change at MMLab@NTU and is currently in his second year of PhD study. Yuming’s PhD project is on visual generation, manipulation and restoration. He has published his PhD work in top conferences and journals, including CVPR 2021, ICCV 2021, ECCV 2022 and SIGGRAPH 2022, in the field of computer vision and computer graphics. Yuming’s open-source projects (Text2Human and StyleGAN-Human) are widely used in both academia and industry with 1.5K stars on GitHub. He is also a recipient of the “Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision” area of the Google Fellowship 2022 Award.
Also from MMLab@NTU, Mr REN Jiawei is a second-year PhD student, supervised by Asst Prof LIU Ziwei. Jiawei’s PhD project on robust learning for 3D perception and generation was awarded under the AISG PhD Fellowship Programme*.
Jiawei has already published top-tier papers in NeurIPS 2020, AAAI 2021, CVPR 2022 and ICML 2022. Notably, Jiawei won the championship in ICCV 2019 COCO Panoptic Segmentation Challenge (COCO 2019), one of the most important international competitions in computer vision. He is also a recipient of the “Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision” area of the Google Fellowship 2022 Award.
* This research/ project is supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore under its AI Singapore Programme - AISG PhD Fellowship Programme (AISG Award No: AISG2-PhD-2021-08-018).
Mr WANG Tan is supervised by Asst Prof ZHANG Hanwang and is currently in his second year of PhD study. Tan’s PhD project is on visual causality, feature disentanglement, and group theory application. He has published his PhD work in several top conferences, including CVPR’20, CVPR’21, ICCV’21, NeurIPS’21, ECCV’22, in the field of computer vision and machine learning. He is a recipient of the “Machine Learning” area of the Google Fellowship 2022 Award.