Zhi Tu is a 1st year Ph.D. student at Purdue University.

His research interests are in Computer Vision and Machine Learning.


Ph.D. Student

2022 - present
Purdue University

Master of Science in Computer Science

2020 - 2022
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology

2016 - 2020
ShanghaiTech University


  • Pretty and Shiny! Visual Saliency-guided Curiosity for Self-Supervised RL.
  • Sumedh Sontakk∗, Zhi Tu∗, Laurent Itti
    Under review
  • Speech Drives Templates: Co-Speech Gesture Synthesis With Learned Templates
  • Shenhan Qian∗, Zhi Tu∗, Yihao Zhi∗, Wen Liu and Shenghua Gao
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2021
  • SUNet: A Lesion Regularized Model for Simultaneous Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema Grading
  • Zhi Tu, Shenghua Gao and Kang Zhou et al.
    IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2020
  • Liquid Warping GAN with Attention: A Unified Framework for Human Image Synthesis
  • Wen Liu, Zhixin Piao, Zhi Tu, Wenhan Luo, Lin Ma, and Shenghua Gao
  • Pattern-learning-based Noise Elimination Algorithm in Photoacoustic Sensing and Imaging
  • Zhi Tu, Boshi Wang, Tingyang Duan and Fei Gao
    IEEE Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018


    Motion Planning for a 6-DOF robot - Course Project for CSCI 545 Robotics at USC
    House Price Prediction - Course Project for CSCI 567 Machine Learning at USC
    First-Order Logic Resolution - Course Project for CSCI 561 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence at USC
    Light Field Renderer - Course Project for CS276 Computational Photography (Master Level Course) at ShanghaiTech
    Construct 3D Model of a Human Face from 2D Images - Course Project for CS172 Computer Vision at ShanghaiTech


    Teaching Assistant

    Sep. 2021 - Jun. 2022
    University of Southern California

    Research Assistant

    Sep. 2020 - Jun. 2021
    ShanghaiTech University

    Teaching Assistant

    Sep. 2019 - Jan. 2020
    ShanghaiTech University

    Skills & Proficiency

    Python & pyTorch






    Linux Shell