Cecilia Zhang 张璇儿

Ph.D. Student
Computer Science Department
University of California, Berkeley

Email: cecilia77 dot berkeley dot edu     CV:     Github:     Flickr:

I am a 3rd year Computer Science Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley. I do research in computational photography and image processing with Prof. Ren Ng. I'm generally interested in image/video enhancement, editing and synthesis.
------ Houston ---- [1,919.5 mi] ---- Berkeley ------
Before coming to the bay, I graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, advised by Prof. Ashok Veeraraghavan.

------- Beijing ---- [7,205 mi] ---- Houston -------
I was born and grew up in Beijing, a city that embraces ancientness and moderness. I've shot a pile of photographs of my hometown, take a look at my Flickr albums.


berkeley eecs logo Ph.D. Computer Science 2015 -- supposedly 2021
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering 2011 -- 2015 Rice ECE Logo
Rice University, Houston, TX

Industrial Experience

Research Intern, Visual Computing Lab Summer 2018 Intel Logo
Intel, Santa Clara, CA

Research Intern, Computational Photography Summer 2017 Facebook Logo
Facebook Research, Seattle, WA

Research Intern, Imagination Lab Summer 2016 Adobe Logo
Adobe Research, San Jose, CA


I'm interested in computational photography and videography, integrating data-driven approach and physically accurate rendering forward models.
I feel truly fortunate to have collaborated with these inspiring people from the industrial research labs (in chronical order): Vladlen Koltun (Intel), Qifeng Chen (Intel), Kevin Matzen (Facebook), Joon-Young Lee (Adobe), Kalyan Sunkavalli (Adobe) , Zhaowen Wang (Adobe) .

Single Image Reflection Removal with Perceptual Losses
Xuaner (Cecilia) Zhang, Ren Ng, Qifeng Chen
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018)  

cvpr 2018 paper figure

Photometric stabilization for fast-forward videos
Xuaner (Cecilia) Zhang, Zhaowen Wang, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Joon-Young Lee
Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG 2017)  

PG 2017 paper figure

Free Your Eyes: Retinal Image Deblurring Display with Enlarged Viewing Zone
Xuaner (Cecilia) Zhang, Jinkyu Kim, Brian Barsky, Laura Waller, Ren Ng
International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2015), Poster  

iccp16 Poster

Virtual Fitting: real-time garment simulation for online shopping
Xuaner (Cecilia) Zhang, Lam Yuk Wong
International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2014)  



CVPR2018 @ Salt Lake City Convention Center

5 days, 979+ papers and 6000+ attendees. While being a bit overwhelmed, I wrote down things I have experienced, learned and reflected.


More Projects (Pretty Images)

Here are more projects I did for classes and for fun.

Computer Graphics
Below are some projects I've done throughout this graphics course, covering a variety of cool topics such as rasterizing, texture mapping, geometry processing, ray tracing, etc. Please click on each project to view more pretty high-res images.

Computational Photography

More About Cecilia

Photography --- Photos (click me!) are my footprint and memories. I love taking photos of streetviews, nature with symmetry, static objects with granularity and people in actions.
If you find any of these images resonates with you or makes you appreciate this world a tiny weeny more, I'd be so happy .

Travel --- As I visit more places, I meet more people, experience more interesting moments and get to take more photos. My favorite places I've visited so far are Bremen, Interlaken and the summer version of Seattle.

Coffee --- I'm a coffee-addict. More precisely, I'm a coffee-shop-addict. I like to explore different cafes, especially when I travel to different cities and countries. I love to explore the different decors and atmospheres, and sometimes would spend half a day with a cup of Cappucino.

Street-wanderer --- Streetview tells a lot about a city. If you look at one of the pictures below without hovering to see its label, you could have a reasonable guess about its geo-location. Another thing I like about streetviews is that I feel a connection with the local people who built it, it seems like I see through their eyes about how this city should look like.

Contact Me

My Significant "Since ..." Moments

Since Left Rice

I miss Rice often, it's the place where I got to discover my current research interests and met many fellow friends who are now great researcheres and talented engineers. I also met my favorite professors who brought me into the field of image processing and computational photography, who guided me to see the interdisciplinary beauty of computation and cameras. Among the campuses I've visited (>20 schools), Rice is the pretties, with no doubt.
Since Left RDFZ

I spent my 6 years of middle + high school in RDFZ (aka. 人大附中), and had the best three years of my life with class 12. I met some of my most cherished people, lifelong friends and also my significant one. It would forever be a part of my unforgettable momeries. We are spreaded around the world, but would gather together for reunion almost every year even after 7 years of graduation.
Since Together

Yoo and me met in high school, we were in the same class (but we actually first met in elementary school but didn't know each other at the time). He just graduated with a MFA in filmmaking and is now a director. He owns his studio back in China and is pursuing his dream in telling great stories in the format of films to others. Take a look at his SHOWREEL 2017!