Kaidi Cao

I am a senior undergraduate at Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University.

During my internship at Sensetime Group Ltd. since Jul. 2016, I conducted research on the frontier of computer vision and deployed industrial applications with Cheng Li (Sensetime) and Prof. Chen Change Loy (CUHK). In Summer 2017, I spent 3 months at Stanford Concurrent VLSI Architecture Group as a Undergraduate Visiting Research Intern under the supervision of Prof. Bill Dally. Since Sept. 2017, I worked as a remote research assistant in Prof.Horowitz's VLSI Research Group. Currently I am a research intern at Visual Computing Group of Microsoft Research Lab - Asia, advised by Dr. Jing Liao and Dr. Lu Yuan.

My research interests lie primarily in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. To be specific, I'm pariticularly intersted in Generative Adeversarial Networks and its applications right now.

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Aug. 2014 - Jul. 2018 (Expected), Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University ,

Balchlor of Engineering, Electronic Information.


Sept. 2018 - Jul. 2020 (Expected), Department of Computer Science, Stanford University ,

Master of Science, Computer Science.


Pose-Robust Face Recognition via Deep Residual Equivariant Mapping
Kaidi Cao*, Yu Rong*, Cheng Li, Xiaoou Tang, Chen Change Loy
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018
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We presented a Deep Residual EquivAriant Mapping (DREAM) block to improve the performance of face recognition on profile faces.


Merge or Not? Learning to Group Faces via Imitation Learning
Yue He*, Kaidi Cao*, Cheng Li, Chen Change Loy
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI, Spotlight), 2018

We proposed a novel face grouping framework that makes sequential merging decision based on short- and long-term rewards via inverse reinforcement learning.

  • Reviewer for IJCV 2018

Honors and Awards
  • Academic Excellent Scholarship, Tsinghua, Univ, 2017

  • Academic Excellent Scholarship, Tsinghua, Univ, 2016

This guy designs a nice homepage.