Tianhang Cheng


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My name is Tianhang Cheng (程天航), currently a second-year master student in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), supervised by Prof. Shenlong Wang and Prof. Kaiyu Guan. I worked as a research assistant in Prof. Xiaowei Zhou’s Lab from May 2021 ~ May 2022, and Prof. MingHsuan Yang’s Lab in Summer, 2021. My research interest lies in 3D reconstruction and 3D generation with neural representations (like NeRF, mesh, SDF, 3DGS, etc.). I am also interested in the intersection between optics and computer vision, and AI for science.

Previously, I graduated from Zhejiang University in 2022 with a B.Eng. degree from the Department of Optical Science and Engineering and CHU KOCHEN Honors College, ranking in the top 5% (GPA:89.3). I won a National Scholarship (top 0.2%) in 2018.

I’m actively applying for a Ph.D. position in 2024 Fall!


Oct 15, 2023 One paper got accepted by 3DV 2024.
Sep 22, 2023 One paper got accepted by NeurIPS 2023 as first author.
Aug 15, 2022 Enrolled in MSCS program in UIUC.
Jul 1, 2022 Graduated from Zhejiang University with a bachelor’s degree.

selected publications


  1. 3DV
    Objects with Lighting: A Real-World Dataset for Evaluating Reconstruction and Rendering for Object Relighting
    Benjamin Ummenhofer, Sanskar Agrawal, Rene Sepulveda, and 6 more authors
    In International Conference on 3D Vision, 2024


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    Structure from Duplicates: Neural Inverse Graphics from a Pile of Objects
    Tianhang Cheng, Wei-Chiu Ma, Kaiyu Guan, and 2 more authors
    In Thirty-seventh Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 2023


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    Designing conformal cloaks by manipulating structures directly in the physical space
    Zhanyi Wang, Yichao Liu, Tianhang Cheng, and 2 more authors
    Optics Express, 2020