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 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), virtual reality, robot/human navigation, aerial/ground surveillance, content-based video coding and transportation.
August 27, 2012
PhD students Ms Farnaz Abtahi, Mr. Feng Hu and Mr. Martin Goldberg joined the City College Visual Computing Lab. Welcome!
August 7, 2012
Prof. Zhigang Zhu named the
Herbert G. Kayser Chair Professor of Computer Science
in the Grove School of Engineering, the City College of New York. This is a recognition of the academic achievement of the entire CcvcL team.
August 1, 2012
Prof. Guihua Liu from Southwest University of Science and Technology (China) joined the Lab as a visiting research scholar. Welcome!
June 4, 2012
program on Multimodal Alternative Perception for Visually Impaired People (MAP-4-VIP) at CCNY started.
Zhigang Zhu, Tony Ro and YingLi Tian.
PhD Student Coordinators:
Wai L. Khoo, Edgardo Molina, Hao Tang.
PhD Student Mentors:
Lei Ai, Psy, Wai L. Khoo, CS, Edgardo Molina, CS, Hao Tang, CS, Tao Wang, CS, Kelly Webster, Psy, Xiaodong Yang, EE, Chucai Yi, EE
Alpha Diallo, CS, Martin Goldberg, CS, Joey Knapp, CS, Carol Mazuera, EE, Frank Palmer, CpE and Math, Jessica Vargas, CS and Psy, Margaret A. Vincent, Psy.
Christine Bharosi, Kalah Dolmen, Jim Waters (NYISE), Ben Humphreys (CCNY), Joey Pan (Bronx Science).
This is a truly mulch-disciplinary team work with a pipeline training model.
May 3, 2102
Our 2011-2012 Capstone Team V.I.S.T.A. Won the
$50000 Kaylie Prize
(See also The City College
Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship
). The team, "VISTA Wearable," includes four senior computer engineering majors – Daniel Zuleta, Frank Palmer, Cindy Rodriguez, and Javier Montesino – and doctoral student in psychology, Lei Ai. Professor of Computer Science Zhigang Zhu and Professor of Psychology Tony Ro advised the team.
We are looking for highly motivated PhD student as a research assistant working on multimodal sensor design and machine learning. For more information, please visit
of the NSF EFRI Research Award, and
a news post
about the project. And contact
Dr. Zhigang Zhu.
Professor Zhigang Zhu as PI, along with Co-PI's Tony Ro (Psychology, CCNY), Ying Li Tian (EE, CCNY), Kok-Meng Lee (Georgia Tech) and Boris Prilutsky (Georgia Tech) have been awarded a 4 year NSF EFRI award under the topic Man, Machine and Motor Control (M3C) for their proposal: Mobility Skill Acquisition and Learning through Alternative and Multimodal Perception for Visually Impaired People.
Professor Zhigang Zhu with Professor Jizhong Xiao have received a NCIAA grant for a senior design course on: Wearable Multimodal Wayfinding Techniques for Blind and Visually Impaired People.
Professor Zhigang Zhu has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the 2011 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP). He will bring two PhD students (Mr. Edgardo Molina and Mr. Tao Wang) to work with him at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Two Master students, Mr. Jian-Hong Li, Mr. Martin Goldberg and one undergraduate student Mr. Frank Palmer joined the Visual Computing Laboratory. Welcome!
PhD student Mr. Hao Tang just returned from an internship at SRI International Sarnoff. Welcome back!
PhD student Wai L. Khoo is teaching CS212: Data Structures during the Summer 2011 semester.
Mr. Jiang-Hong Li has been selected as a summer intern in 2011 at IBM Research China. Congratulations!
PhD students Tao Wang and Hao Tang successfully passed their second exams (literature reviews). Congratulations!