Fuwen TAN

Graduate Student

Department of Computer Science

University of Virginia

85 Engineer's Way, Box 400740

Charlottesville, VA 22904


About me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department of U.Va, working with Dr. Vicente Ordóñez Román. My research interests are in computer vision, natural language processing and graphics. More recently, I am especially interested in learning interpretable representations of human knowledge from visual data and language. I'm also interested in building intelligent systems for visual content retrieval and generation.

Before joining the Ph.D. program in U.Va., I was a Research Associate at the BeingThere center of Nanyang Technological University, working on Computer Graphics and 3D Telepresence. I graduated from Sun-Yat sen University with a B.S. degree in Mathematics. Here is my CV.


Text2Scene: Generating Abstract Scenes from Textual Descriptions

Fuwen Tan, Song Feng, Vicente Ordonez
Arxiv preprint, 2018

In this paper, we propose an end-to-end model that learns to interpret natural language describing a scene in order to generate an abstract pictorial representation. The pictorial representations generated by our model comprise the spatial distribution and attributes of the objects in the described scene. ...

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Where and Who? Automatic Semantic-Aware Person Composition

Fuwen Tan, Crispin Bernier, Benjamin Cohen, Vicente Ordonez, Connelly Barnes
IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2018

Image compositing is a popular and successful method used to generate realistic yet fake imagery. Much previous work in compositing has focused on improving the appearance compatibility between a given object segment and a background image. However, most previous work does not investigate the topic of automatically selecting semantically compatible segments and predicting their locations and sizes given a background image. ...

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FaceCollage: A Rapidly Deployable System for Real-time Head Reconstruction for On-The-Go 3D Telepresence

Fuwen Tan, Chi-Wing Fu, Teng Deng, Jianfei Cai, Tat Jen Cham
ACM Multimedia (ACM MM, full paper), 2017

This paper presents FaceCollage, a robust and real-time system for head reconstruction that can be used to create easy-to-deploy telepresence systems, using a pair of consumer-grade RGBD cameras that provide a wide range of views of the reconstructed user. A key feature is that the system is very simple to rapidly deploy, with autonomous calibration and requiring minimal intervention from the user, other than casually placing the cameras. ...

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High-Quality Kinect Depth Filtering For Real-time 3D Telepresence

Mengyao Zhao, Fuwen Tan, Chi-Wing Fu, Chi-Keung Tang, Jianfei Cai, Tat Jen Cham
IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2013

3D telepresence is a next-generation multimedia application, offering remote users an immersive and natural video­ conferencing environment with real-time 3D graphics. Kinect sensor, a conswner-grade range camera, facilitates the implementation of some recent 3D telepresence systems. However, conventional data filtering methods are insufficient to handle Kinect depth error because such error is quantized rather than just randomly-distributed ...

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Tele-Registration: A Field-Guided Registration for Feature-Conforming Shape Composition

Hui Huang, Minglun Gong, Daniel Cohen-Or, Yaobin Ouyang, Fuwen Tan, Hao Zhang
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 2012

We present an automatic shape composition method to fuse two shape parts which may not overlap and possibly contain sharp features, a scenario often encountered when modeling man-made objects. At the core of our method is a novel field-guided approach to automatically align two input parts in a feature-conforming manner. The key to our field-guided shape registration is a natural continuation of one part into the ambient field ...

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