Ronald Yu



Hi! My name is Ronald Yu. I graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science from USC while working in the USC Graphics and Vision group with Professor Hao Li from 2015-2017. Previously I also worked in the USC Spatial Sciences Group with Professor Yao-yi Chiang from 2015-2016. My research interests over the last few years have been in computer vision and machine learning. This upcoming school year I will be visiting Professor Hao Su's group at Stanford in the Fall of 2017 and UCSD in the Winter and Spring of 2018.

You can see a list of my publications here and my Google Scholar here.

You can see my CV here.

You can reach me at ronaldiscool AT gmail DOT com



Pinscreen: 3D Avatar from a Single Image
Siggraph Asia E-tech Demo 2016  [Bibtex]
Shunsuke Saito, Lingyu Wei, Jens Fursund, Liwen Hu, Chao Yang, Ronald Yu, Kyle Olszewski, Stephen Chen, Isabella Benavente, Yen-Chun Chen, Hao Li



Learning Dense Facial Correspondences in Unconstrained Images
ICCV 2017  [Supp.]  [Video]  [Bibtex]
Ronald Yu, Shunsuke Saito, Haoxiang Li, Duygu Ceylan, Hao Li


Realistic Dynamic Facial Textures from a Single Image using GANs
ICCV 2017  [Supp.]  [Video]   [Bibtex Available Soon!]
Kyle Olszewski*, Zimo Li*, Chao Yang*, Yi Zhou, Ronald Yu, Zeng Huang, Sitao Xiang, Shunsuke Saito, Pushmeet Kohli, Hao Li


Production-Level Facial Performance Capture Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
SCA 2017  [Video]  [Bibtex]
Samuli Laine, Tero Karras, Timo Aila, Antti Herva, Shunsuke Saito, Ronald Yu, Hao Li, Jaakko Lehtinen


Recognizing Text in Historical Maps Using Maps From Multiple Time Periods
ICPR 2016  [Bibtex]
Ronald Yu, Zexuan Luo, Yao-Yi Chiang


Open-Source Based Mobile Application for Helping Handicapped Students Play Chess and Educational Video Games on Computers
ICWN WORLDCOMP 2016  [Bibtex]  [Video]
Tong Lai Yu and Ronald Yu


An Open-Source Based Speech Recognition Android Application for Helping Handicapped Students Writing Programs
ICWN WORLDCOMP 2015  [Bibtex]  [Video]
Tong Lai Yu, Santhrushna Gande, Ronald Yu


Ultra High Video Data Compression for Android Devices Using OpenCV and Other Open-Source Tools
ICWN WORLDCOMP 2014  [Bibtex]
Ronald Yu and Tong Lai Yu


Animating TTS Messages in Android using OpenSource Tools
ICGVR WORLDCOMP 2013  [Bibtex]
Ronald Yu, Tong Lai Yu, Ihab Zbib


When I have free time I play competitive table tennis. Below is a random game I played in 2016. Unfortunately, I lost. I guess that's why it's called the misceLLaneous section.

Sadly, I took too many L's because I wasn't good enough at table tennis, so I did what any researcher in my position would do: I became a CEO and politician! I was president of the USC Ping Pong Club in 2016-2017 and in 2017 did live commentary of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships. Here is some of my commentary, which was streamed on the official Youtube channel of the International Table Tennis Federation: