Dr. Xiang Bai, Professor Email: xbai(at)hust(dot)edu(dot)cn; xiang.bai(at)gmail(dot)com

About me

I am a professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). I received my Ph.D. in Communication and Information Engineering, HUST. My research interests focus on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Deep Learning. The developed scene text detection and recognition technology has been widely used in Huawei, Alibaba, Meituan and many other products or systems, and has achieved good economic and social benefits. I lead the Vision and Learning Representation Group and have published more than 250 papers in journals and academic conferences at home and abroad, including more than 80 JCR Q1 journals and CCF Class A papers.
Opening Positions: (1) I am currently recruiting self-motivated and dedicated Ph.D./M.S. students with solid background in mathematics, programming, or writtern English etc. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested. (2) I plan to host a selected number of PostDocs with strong research background. (3) Looking for fresh faculty members to join our group, please contact me at least half a year ahead of your arriving.


Recent News (More)

Apr., 2022: We received a letter of appreciation from the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing.
Jan., 2022: We established HUST-CalmCar Autonomous Driving Technology Center.
Oct., 2021: Zheng Zhang received ICCV 2021 Best Paper award (Marr Prize).
Sep., 2020: Dingkang Liang and Chenfeng Xu won the Vision Meets Drone Crowd Counting Challenge 2020 (VisDrone2020).
Oct., 2019: Dejia Song et al won the Visual Object Tracking Challenge 2019 (VOT2019).
Oct., 2019: We won The 5th China College Students' "Internet Plus" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Sep., 2019: I received the IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award
Jun., 2019: Baoguang Shi received the Excellent Doctorate Dissertation Award
May., 2019: We won the ICDAR 2019 Robust Reading Competition on Reading Chinese Text on Signboard
Nov., 2018: Song Bai received the Excellent Doctorate Dissertation Award
Nov., 2018: Minghui Liao received the CCF-CV Academic Emerging Award
April., 2017: The invited talk "Oriented Scene Text Detection Revisited" at VALSE 2017, Xiamen. [PPT]
Feb., 2017: Four papers accepted by CVPR 2017.
Jan., 2017: I become an editorial board member of the journal "Pattern Recognition"
Nov.,2016: Three papers accepted by AAAI 2017! Congratulations to Song, Minghui and Baoguang!
June, 2016: Baoguang got the support from CSC for visiting Cornell University. Congratulations!
March, 2016: We achieved the first place in Shrec2016 competition: Large-Scale 3D Shape Retrieval under the perturbed case.

Recent Publications (More)

Liao M, Zou Z, Wan Z, Yao C, Bai X. Real-Time Scene Text Detection with Differentiable Binarization and Adaptive Scale Fusion.IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence (TPAMI), 2022

Qi J, Gao Y, Hu Y, et al. Occluded Video Instance Segmentation: A Benchmark.Int. Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2022

Yuan Y, Liu X, Dikubab W, Liu H, Ji Z, Wu Z, Bai X. Syntax-Aware Network for Handwritten Mathematical Expression Recognition.IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

Wang H, Liao J, Cheng T, et al. Knowledge Mining with Scene Text for Fine-Grained Recognition.IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

Tang J, Zhang W, Liu H, et al. Few Could Be Better Than All: Feature Sampling and Grouping for Scene Text Detection.IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

Liu X, Bai S, Bai X. An Empirical Study of End-to-End Temporal Action Detection.IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

Song S, Wan J, Yang Z, Tang J, Cheng W, Bai X, Yao C. Vision-Language Pre-Training for Boosting Scene Text Detectors.IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022

Xu C, Liang D, Xu Y, Bai S, Zhan W, Bai X, Tomizuka M. AutoScale: Learning to Scale for Crowd Counting.Int. Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2022


Associate Editor of IEEE TPAMI, Pattern Recognition, Patten Recognition Letters, Frontier of Computer Science, Neurocomputing, etc.

Area Chair or senior program member of CVPR19/20/21, ICPR18/20, ICDAR19/21, ACCV18/20, ACM MM20/21, AAAI19/20/21, etc


Awards and Honors

IAPR Fellow 2020

IJCAI 2019 Early Career Invited Reporter

AAAI 2019 Distinguished Senior Committee Member Award

IAPR/ICDAR 2019 Young Scholar Award

Keynote speaker of ICDAR 2017

Ten Thousand Talents Program Young Top Talents 2016

Most Cited Chinese Researchers, 2014-2016

Hongshan District Outstanding Youth, 2014

Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC 2012

Outstanding Youth Fund 2012

New century excellent talent of Ministry of Education, 2012

National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation nomination, 2012

Hubei Province Outstanding Doctoral Thesis, 2011

Microsoft Fellowship 2007

Students (More)

Baoguang Shi Ph.D. student
Song Bai Ph.D. student (National PhD Fellowship 2015)
Xinwei He Ph.D. student
Xiaolong Liu Ph.D. student
Pengyuan Lv Master student
Zhichao Zhou Master student
Duoyou Zhou Master student
Mingkun Yang Master student
Minghui Liao Master student
Jieru Mei Undergraduate student