Ruigang Yang, Ph.D.


Research Areas: Computer Graphics, Computer vision, Image-Processing, multimedia

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
317 DMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0633
Phone: 859-257-3886
Fax: 859-257-1505

Professional Preparation

Columbia University, New York, NY Computer Science M.S. 1998

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Computer Science Ph.D. 2003


07/2014 – current: Professor University of Kentucky

07/2009 – 06/2014: Associate Professor University of Kentucky

07/2003 – 06/2009: Assistant Professor University of Kentucky

01/1998 – 05/2003: Research Assistant UNC-CH

05/1997 – 12/1997: Software Engineer, NYC. 01/1997 – 12/1997: Research Assistant Columbia University

Synergistic Activities


Flexible Pixel Router, patent pending (filed in June 2007).

Video-Teleconferencing System with Eye-gaze Correction, with Zhengyou Zhang (Microsoft Research), US patent 6771303.


NVIDIA Professor Partnership Award, 2006

NSF CAREER Award, 2005

Link Foundation Fellowship, 2002

Motorola Scholarship, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1994

Excellent Student Scholarship, First Prize, Tsinghua University, 1993, 1995

Chair for

(Session) International Symposium on Computational and Information Sciences (CIS’04) 2004,

(Session) 3DPVT, 2006, North Carolina

(Area) CVPR 2011, ACCV 2012

(Program) 3DIMPVT 2011

Panelist for IEEE VR 2005 International Workshop on Emerging Display Technologies (in conjunction with VR 2005)

Program committee member of

ACM SIGMM Workshop on Experiential Telepresence (2003, 2004),
CVPR (2005-2012), ICCV (2005, 2007, 2009), ECCV 2006, ACCV (2006, 2008), 3DPVT 2006 Computer Graphics and Interfaces, 2006

Reviewer for

International Journal of Computer Vision

PAMI, CVPR, ACCV, ICCV, Transactions on Multimedia, Visualization, Robotics and Automation

International Workshop on Immersive Telepresence (with ACM Multimedia)

ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, I3D