UP Lab


Xiatian Zhu, a Senior Lecturer affiliated with the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence and the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK, leads the Universal Perception (UP) Lab. Previously a research scientist at Samsung AI Centre, Cambridge, UK, Dr. Zhu holds a Ph.D. from the Queen Mary University of London.

The UP Lab is dedicated to advancing AI capabilities by modelling diverse perception data, such as images, videos, audio, text, 3D points, LiDAR, and remote sensing. Application domains span computer vision, healthcare, weather and climate, finance, cybersecurity, and social issues. Our work emphasizes the intersection of machine learning theories and real-world domain applications, aiming to develop transformative technologies for societal benefit.

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Jan 16, 2024 1 ICLR paper on high-resolution 3D object generation accepted
Dec 20, 2023 A paper on high dynamic range (HDR) video reconstruction accepted to IEEE TPAMI
Dec 11, 2023 1 AAAI paper on diffusion generation for sound event detection accepted for oral presentation
Oct 10, 2023 Welcome Wenqing Wang on board
Sep 22, 2023 1 NeurIPS paper and 2 workshop papers accepted

Selected publications

  1. ICLR
    Enhancing High-Resolution 3D Generation through Pixel-wise Gradient Clipping
    Pan, Zijie, Lu, Jiachen,  Zhu, Xiatian, and Zhang, Li
    In International Conference on Learning Representations 2024
  2. AAAI (oral)
    DiffSED: Sound Event Detection with Denoising Diffusion
    Bhosale, Swapnil, Nag, Sauradip, Kanojia, Diptesh, Deng, Jiankang, and Zhu, Xiatian
    In AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2024
  3. TPAMI
    Compressed-SDR to HDR Video Reconstruction
    Wang, Hu, Ye, Mao,  Zhu, Xiatian, Li, Shuai, Li, Xue, and Zhu, Ce
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 2024