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UNC CS Department Guest Speaker: Ruigang Yang

November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sim to Real: Using Simulation for 3D Perception and Navigation

Abstract:The importance for simulations, in both robotics and more recently autonomous driving, has been more and more recognized. In this talk, I will talk the fairly extensive line of simulation research at Baidu’s Robotics and Autonomous Driving Lab (RAL), from low-level sensor simulation, such as LIDAR,  to high-level behavior simulation, such as drivers/pedestrians.  These different simulations tools are designed to either produce an abundant amount of annotated data to train deep neural network, or directly provide an end-to-end environment to test all aspects of robots/autonomous vehicles movement capabilities. The work was done at Baidu Research.

Bio: Ruigang Yang is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky (UKy). In the last three years, he was on leave from UKy to establish and led the Robotics and Autonomous Driving Lab (RAL) at Baidu Research. He obtained his PhD degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MS degree from Columbia University. His research interests span over computer graphics and computer vision, in particular in 3D reconstruction and 3D data analysis. He has published over 100 papers, which, according to Google Scholar, has received over 10000 citations with an h-index of 50 (as of 2018). He has received a number of awards, including US NSF Career award in 2004, best demonstration award in CVPR 2006, and University of Kentucky’s Dean’s Research Award in 2013. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE TPAMI and a senior member of IEEE.


November 21, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Brooks Computer Science Building, S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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