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Ziyu Zhang | 张子雨

Senior Machine Learning Engineer @ Apple Inc.
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In 2016, I graduated with an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto where my research was mainly about instance segmentation. Then I spent a year in Chicago to work on generative modeling with Alex while being a student at Northwestern University. Since December 2020, I have been working for Apple Inc. as Senior Machine Learning Engineer.


Apple Inc. 2020 - present

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

DawnLight Technologies Inc. 2019 - 2020

Research Engineer

Snap Research 2017 - 2019

Research Engineer II


Northwestern University 2016 - 2017

Degree: M.Sc. in Computer Science
Research Area: Generative Modeling, Computer Vision, Language Modeling
Advisor: Prof. Alexander Schwing

Univeristy of Toronto 2014 - 2016

Degree: M.Sc. in Computer Science
Research Areas: Instance Segmentation, Object Detection
Thesis: Instance-level Segmentation with CNNs and Densely Connected MRFs
Advisors: Prof. Raquel Urtasun and Prof. Sanja Fidler

Tsinghua University 2009 - 2013

Degree: B.Eng. in Electronic Information Science and Technology
Minor: Economics
Thesis: A Study on Optimal Design of Freeform Optical Surfaces
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hongtao Li


Generative Modeling using the Sliced Wasserstein Distance

Ishan Deshpande, Ziyu Zhang and Alexander Schwing
CVPR 2018

Creativity: Generating Diverse Questions Using Variational Autoencoders

Unnat Jain*, Ziyu Zhang*, Alexander Schwing (* indicates equal contributions)
CVPR 2017 (Spotlight)

Instance-level Segmentation for Autonomous Driving with Deep Densely Connected MRFs

Ziyu Zhang, Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun
CVPR 2016

Monocular 3D Object Detection for Autonomous Driving

Xiaozhi Chen, Kaustav Kundu, Ziyu Zhang, Huimin Ma, Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun
CVPR 2016

Monocular Object Instance Segmentation and Depth Ordering with CNNs

Ziyu Zhang*, Alexander Schwing*, Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun (* indicates equal contributions)
ICCV 2015

Invited Talks

Tesla Autopilot AIMarch 2020

ByteDance AI LabFebruary 2019

DawnLight Technologies Inc.January 2019

Baidu Institute of Deep LearningOctober 2016

Apple Special Projects GroupMarch 2016

Professional Services

Reviewer for ICCV 2019, CVPR 2019, ACCV 2018, ECCV 2018, IJCAI 2018, CVPR 2018

Academic Honors & Awards

Departmental Entrance Scholarship 2014

University of Toronto

Full Financial Support 2014 - 2016

University of Toronto

Excellent Academic Performance Award2012

Tsinghua University

Freshman Scholarship 2009

Tsinghua University

Shuping Scholarship 2007, 2009

Shuping Scholarship Foundation


Machine Learning and Data Mining Fall 2014

University of Toronto