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]


Feb 1, 2024 I am invited to serve as an Area Chair (AC) for ICML 2024.
Jan 23, 2024 One paper about Vocabulary-free Fine-grained Visual Recognition is accepted to ICLR 2024. Congrats to Mingxuan.
Oct 30, 2023 I am invited to serve as an Area Chair (AC) for ECCV 2024.
Oct 15, 2023 One paper about open-world semi-supervised learning (or novel class discovery) is accepted by NeurIPS 2023. Congrats to Yu.
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.

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+!