Zhun Zhong



Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham


About Me

Experience: I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham (UoN). I was an Assistant Professor (2022-2023) and a Postdoc at University of Trento (UNITN, 2020-2022) working with Prof. Nicu Sebe. I received my Ph.D. degree in 2019 from the Cognitive Science Department at Xiamen University under the supervision of Prof. Shaozi Li. I was also a joint Ph.D. student in 2017-2019 at University of Technology Sydney under the co-supervision of Prof. Yi Yang and Dr. Liang Zheng. I received the M.S. Degree in Computer Science and Technology in 2015 from China University Of Petroleum, Qingdao, China. I received the B.S. degree from the Information Engineering Department, from East China University of Technology in 2012.

Research Interests: I commit to designing robust and scalable visual recognition systems for real-world applications. To achieve this goal, I mainly focus on the areas of data augmentation, unsupervised/semi- supervised learning, domain generalization, domain adaptation and novel class discovery, and investigate their advantages in visual tasks, such as object retrieval, image classification, semantic segmentation, etc.

Join Us: I am looking for highly-motivated Ph.D. students starting from September 2024; I also welcome visiting students/research assistant.

I am also a guest researcher at UNITN (MHUG led by Prof. Nicu Sebe), in which we are hiring highly-motivated Postdoc/Ph.D. students/visiting students/research assistant.

Drop me an email if you are interested in the above positions. Please use the subject format [Name_Position_AppliedUniversity]. For example, [Jack_PhD_UoN], [Mike_Postdoc_UNITN]. [English Version] [Chinese Version]


Sep 15, 2023 One paper about domain generalization is accepted by IJCV. Congrats to Yuyang.
Sep 13, 2023 I am invited to serve as an Area Chair (AC) for ICLR 2024.
Aug 13, 2023 I am invited to serve as an Area Chair (AC) for CVPR 2024.
Jul 18, 2023 I am invited to serve as an Area Chair (AC) for AVSS 2023.
Jul 14, 2023 Our paper about lifelong person reID is accepted by TPAMI. Project Page .
Apr 8, 2023 We are organizing an IJCV Special Issue: Open-World Visual Recognition. Call for Papers is available at Page 1 or Page 2
Apr 5, 2023 Our paper about distracted driver classification (DDC) is accepted by TITS. We release a large DDC dataset and introduce several challenging settings Project Page .

Selected Publications

  1. Random Erasing Data Augmentation
    Zhun Zhong, Liang Zheng, Guoliang Kang, Shaozi Li, and Yi Yang
    In AAAI 2020

    PaperDigest Most Influential AAAI Papers (1st-Place)!

    Citation 2000+!

  2. TPAMI
    Learning to Adapt Invariance in Memory for Person Re-identification
    Zhun Zhong, Liang Zheng, Zhiming Luo, Shaozi Li, and Yi Yang
    TPAMI 2021 + CVPR 2019

    600+ Citations!

  3. TIP
    CamStyle: A Novel Data Augmentation Method for Person Re-identification
    Zhun Zhong, Liang Zheng, Zhedong Zheng, Shaozi Li, and Yi Yang
    TIP 2019 + CVPR 2018

    700+ Citations!

  4. Re-ranking person re-identification with k-reciprocal encoding
    Zhun Zhong, Liang Zheng, Donglin Cao, and Shaozi Li
    In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017 IEEE Conference on 2017

    Citation 1000+!