Ruigang Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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


07/2009 – current: 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

Major Publications

  • Q. Yang, Ruigang Yang, J. Davis and D. Nister, “Spatial-Depth Super Resolution for Range Images” IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2007
  • P. Merrell, A. Akbarzadeh, L. Wang, P. Mordohai, J-M. Frahm, R. Yang, D. Nister and M. Pollefeys, “Real-Time Visibility-Based Fusion of Depth Maps,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007)
  • M. Pollefeys, D. Nister, J.-M. Frahm, A. Akbarzadeh, P. Mordohai, B. Clipp, C. Engels, D. Gallup, S.-J. Kim, P. Merrell, C. Salmi, S. Sinha, B. Talton, L. Wang , Q. Yang, H. Stewenius, R. Yang, G. Welch, H. Towles, Detailed Real-Time Urban 3D Reconstruction From Video, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol. 78, Issue 2, Pages: 143 – 167, July 2008
  • Jiejie Zhu, Liang Wang , Ruigang Yang and James Davis, Fusion of Time-of-Flight Depth and Stereo for High Accuracy Depth Maps, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008 (Oral Presentation)
  • Liang Wang , Hailin Jin, Ruigang Yang and Minglun Gong, Stereoscopic Inpainting: Joint Color and Depth Completion from Stereo Images, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008
  • Huamin Wang, Mingxuan Sun, and Ruigang Yang, Space-time Light Field Rendering, in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 13(4), 697-710, 2007
    Liang Wang, Ruigang Yang, James E. Davis, BRDF Invariant Stereo using Light Transport Constancy, in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) 29(9): 1616-1626, 2007
  • Ruigang Yang, Xinyu Huang, Sifang Li, Christopher Jaynes, Toward the Light Field Display: Autostereoscopic Rendering via a Cluster of Projectors, in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 14(1), 84-96, 2008
  • Qìngxióng Yáng, Liang Wang, Ruigang Yang, Henrik Stewénius, and David Nistér, Stereo Matching with Color-Weighted Correlation, Hierarchical Belief Propagation and Occlusion Handling, in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2008
  • Huamin Wang, Miao Liao, Qing Zhang, Ruigang Yang, and Greg Turk. Physically guided liquid surface modeling from videos. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 papers, pages 1-11, 2009

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

Collaborators and Other Affiliations

(a) Collaborators: Michael Brown (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Henry Fuchs(UNC-CH), Jan-Michael Frahm (UNC-CH), Brent Seales (Univ. of Kentucky), Herman Towles (UNC-CH), Greg Welch (UNC-CH), James Davis (UC-Santa Cruz), Zhengyou Zhang (MS Research), Minglun Gong (Memorial University, Canada)

(b) Graduate advisor: Greg Welch (UNC-CH)

(c)Student advisees: Xinyu Huang, Liang Wang, Miao Liao, Xianwang Wang, Jizhou Gao (Univ. of Kentucky)