Welcome to CCVCL

The City College Visual Computing Research Laboratory (CCVCL) is directed by Professor Zhigang Zhu in the Computer Science Department at CCNY. It serves as an experimental environment for both research and education in advanced visual and other media computing. The research activities in the CCVCL primarily focus on the understanding of 3D natural scenes and the events in the scenes from multiple sensor modalities, including visible cameras, thermal sensors, and acoustic sensors. Currently, there are two main research themes in the Lab. The first aspect of the research is three-dimensional scene modeling and rendering from images and videos. The second aspect of the research is human and other subject tracking and human signature extraction from multiple cameras and multimodal sensors. Potential applications of the advanced visual (and other media) computing range across assistive technology, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), virtual reality, robot/human navigation, aerial/ground surveillance, content-based video coding, surveillance, security and transportation.

News and Announcements

[May 2021 – Now]. AI4IA: Artificial Intelligence for Intelligence Analysis Colloquium Series, part of the IC CAE Center for Critical Intelligence Studies at Rutgers University. 

February 15, 2023. Nearabl on FuzeHub: After Hitting a Wall, N.Y. Company’s Innovation Finds Footing in Infrastructure.

August 03, 2022. Ms Jin Chen. A Real-Time 3D Object Detection, Recognition and Presentation System on a Mobile Device for Assistive Navigation. Master Thesis, Data Science and Engineering, The City College of New York. Congratulations!

June 01, 2022. Lab Member Hao Nan Ou, a master student in the Data Science and Engineering Program at the City College New York, joined NAVAIR as a Data Scientist. Congratulations!

May 05, 2022. Team Autism Bridge in the Capstone 2021-2022 Cohort won the Zahn Software 1st Prize. Congratulations!

April 25, 2022. Both Team Schedule & Structure and Team ASLNOW in the Capstone 2021-2022 Cohort won the CREATE third prizes. Congratulations!

April 02, 2022. Brilliant news! We’ve just heard from Scientix that the multiple translations of our Futurum article are now available on their website!

February 02, 2022. Our Futurum article on SAT-Hub has been accepted to Scientix, a European repository for STEM related resources, and has been voted one of four winners of The Scientix Translation Service Campaign 3, which took place in January. This campaign invited teachers to vote for their favorite resources in the Scientix repository, in the STEM School Label category “professionalisation of staff.” Scientix will now be translating the article into 36 languages, giving teachers all over the world the opportunity to use the materials. Click here for the resource at Scientix, and check out the news on social media [LinkedIn] [Twitter] [ FaceBook].

January 17, 2022. Lab Member Xingye (Alex) Li, a master student in the Data Science and Engineering Program at the City College New York, joined Lyft as a Software Engineer / Machine Learning Engineer. Congratulations!

January 12,2022. Our SAT-Hub work is featured in The RICC – Research and Innovation at City College, Vol II, Issue 1, January ’22.

November 09, 2021. Lab Member Steven Alsheimer, a master student in the Data Science Program at the Graduate Center, will be a Data Scientist with Canon, starting by the end of November. Congratulations!

November 1, 2021. Lab Members Arber Ruci and Jin Chen are leading a startup Nearabl, a spin-off from the NSF PFI Project SAT-Hub. Read more in a news item in Yahoo Finance.

September 14, 2021, CCNY Places 3rd In International Overhead Imagery Hackathon [CUNY Newswire] [CCNY News]

August 06, 2021. Professor Hao Tang received an NSF CISE-MSI Grant (PI: Hao Tang; Co-PIs: Zhigang Zhu, William H Seiple) [NSF Summary] [CUNY Wire]

June 03, 2021. Professor Zhigang Zhu and DSE master student Jin Chen were featured on Futurum, a magazine and online platform aimed at inspiring young people to follow a career in the sciences, research and technology.

May 13, 2021. Mr. Xingye (Alex) Li. SnapshotNet: Self-supervised Feature Learning for Point Cloud Data Segmentation Using Minimal Labeled Data. Master Thesis, Data Science and Engineering, The City College of New York. Congratulations!

May 1, 2021. AFOSR STTR Phase I (subaward via Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc.), Robust Multi-View Target Attitude Determination Using Models, Multi-Cues and Machine Learning. Duration: 05/01/2021-04/31/2022

January 13, 2021. AFOSR Grant (Award #FA9550-21-1-0082) on Dynamic data driven applications systems with multimodal sensing, collaborative perception and deep computing [CUNY Newswire] [CCNY News] [GSOE LinkedIn] [CCNY Tweet]

Previous Activities

November 18, 2020. Check this out: Guide to Research. September 2, 2020. Two students in Professor Zhu’s Computer Vision and Image Processing Class at
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