Cheng Zhang

I am a research scientist at Meta (formally known as Facebook) Reality Labs. I received my Ph.D. degree from University of California Irvine in 2022, advised by Prof. Shuang Zhao. During my Ph.D. studies, I was awarded the 2021 Facebook Fellowship. Before that, I obtained my B.E. in Electrical Engineering from BJUT (2011-2015) and my M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (2015-2017).

My research focuses on physics-based rendering and its inverse problems (i.e., analysis by synthesis) centered around the inference of geometric and material properties from physical measurements (e.g., photographs, depth data). To develop a general solution to various inverse rendering problems, I have been working actively on the topic of physics-based differentiable rendering.

Find my CV here. (Updated on 07/06/2022)
Email: zhangchengee [at] gmail [dot] com

News


  • 07/2022    I joined Meta Reality Labs (Redmond, WA) after completing my Ph.D. at UC Irvine


Publications



Antithetic Sampling for Monte Carlo Differentiable Rendering

Cheng Zhang, Zhao Dong, Michael Doggett, Shuang Zhao
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021), 40(4), August 2021
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Path-Space Differentiable Rendering of Participating Media

Cheng Zhang*, Zihan Yu*, Shuang Zhao (*equal contribution)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021), 40(4), August 2021
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Path-Space Differentiable Rendering

Cheng Zhang, Bailey Miller, Kai Yan, Ioannis Gkioulekas, Shuang Zhao
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2020), 39(4), July 2020
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Multi-Scale Appearance Modeling of Granular Materials with Continuously Varying Grain Properties

Cheng Zhang, Shuang Zhao
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR), 2020
Paper | Paper (reduced resol.) | Project

A Differential Theory of Radiative Transfer

Cheng Zhang, Lifan Wu, Changxi Zheng, Ioannis Gkioulekas, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Shuang Zhao
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019), 38(6)
Paper | Code | Project

FontCode: Embedding Information in Text Documents using Glyph Perturbation

Chang Xiao, Cheng Zhang, Changxi Zheng
ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented at SIGGRAPH 2018), 37(2)
Paper | Project | Video