About Me

I am currently an M.S. student at UC San Diego, advised by Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos, and I will join Virgnia Tech in August 2020, working with Prof. Jia-Bin Huang. Prior to this, I obtained my Bachelor degree from South China University of Technology (SCUT), advised by Prof. Junbo Zhang.

My research interest includes Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Currently I am working on the scene understanding for Self-Driving. I am also interested in implementing Computer Vision for beauty industry (e.g. generative networks, 3D modeling for facial make-up). My CV is available here.


  • Explainable Object-induced Action Decision for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Yiran Xu, Xiaoyin Yang, Lihang Gong, Hsuan-Chu Lin, Tz-Ying Wu, Yungsheng Li, Nuno Vasconcelos

    CVPR 2020 [paper / project page]

    A new paradigm is proposed for autonomous driving. The new paradigm lies between the end-to-end and pipelined approaches, and is inspired by how humans solve the problem. The objects that could originate hazard are denoted as action-inducing. They also define a set of explanations for these actions, which should be produced jointly with the latter. An extension of the BDD100K dataset is proposed. A new multi-task formulation of the problem, which optimizes the accuracy of both action commands and explanations, is then introduced. A CNN architecture is finally proposed to solve this problem.

    Teaching/Research Experiences

    Teaching Assistant

    Jan. 2020 - Mar. 2020

    Research Assistant

    Mar. 2019 - Jun. 2020
    SVCL, UC San Diego


    M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Sep. 2018 - Jun. 2020
    University of California San Diego

    B.E. in Electrical Engineering

    Sep. 2014 - Jul. 2018
    South China University of Technology