Zhangyang (Atlas) Wang

Joining Department Fall 2017

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Computer vision
  • image processing
  • Optimization

Awards & Honors

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2016
  • Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2016
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Graduates Aboard, 2016
  • Baidu Research Fellowship, 2015
  • Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2015


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Expected: 2016
  • B.E., Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, June 2012

Selected Publications

Z. Wang, S. Chang, Y. Yang, D. Liu and T. Huang, "Studying Very Low Resolution Recognition Using Deep Networks", In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.

Z. Wang, D. Liu, S. Chang, Q. Ling, Y. Yang and T. Huang, "D3: Deep Dual-Domain Based Fast Restoration of JPEG-Compressed Images", In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.​

​Z. Wang, S. Chang, J. Zhou, M. Wang and T. Huang, “Learning A Task-Specific Deep Architecture for Clustering”, In Proceedings of SIAM Conference on Data Mining (SDM), 2016.

Z. Wang, Q. Ling, and T. Huang, "Learning Deep ℓ0 Encoders", In Proceedings of the 30-th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2016.

Z. Wang, Y. Yang, Z. Wang, S. Chang, J. Yang, and T. Huang, “Learning Super-Resolution Jointly from External and Internal Examples”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 4359-4371, Nov. 2015.

Z. Wang, N. Nasrabadi, and T. Huang, “Semi-supervised Hyperspectral Classification using Task-driven Dictionary Learning with Regularization”, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing (TGRS), vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 1161-1173. Mar. 2015.

Z. Wang, H. Li, Q. Ling, and W. Li, “Robust Temporal-Spatial Decomposition and Its Applications in Video Processing”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 387-400, Mar. 2013.