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Biography

Xiuming Zhang is currently a Research Scientist on Prof. Marc Levoy's computational photography team at Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Xiuming earned his Ph.D. (CS) in computer vision and computer graphics with Prof. William T. Freeman at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His dissertation Shape, Reflectance, and Illumination From Appearance concerns inverse rendering and its applications such as free-viewpoint relighting. Xiuming received his S.M. (CS) from MIT in 2018 and B.Eng. (EE) from National University of Singapore (NUS), with Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, in 2015. At NUS, his bachelor's thesis was advised by Prof. B. T. Thomas Yeo on Bayesian modeling of brain disorder heterogeneity. Besides Adobe, MIT, and NUS, Xiuming has also spent time in the research labs of Institue for Infocomm Research, University of Waterloo, and Google. Recognized by a Snap Research Fellowship in 2019, his research was placed on exhibition in the MIT Museum and covered by various popular press outlets, including BBC, Forbes, Yahoo!, and Popular Mechanics.