Ying CAO

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Email: caoying59@gmail.com

About me

I received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), under supervision of Rynson Lau and Antoni Chan. I obtained the B.Eng. and M.Sc. in Software Engineering from Northeastern University (China). I was a full-time intern at Microsoft Research Aisa (MSRA) in Beijing from Nov. 2007 to Mar. 2008. I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the CityU in 2015.


My primary research interest is Data-driven Graphic Design. My research aims to answer a challenging question: how computer can learn to design from data ? I am particularly interested in developing machine/deep learning models and algorithms to infer and describe the structure, style, semantics and functionality of graphic designs, and build AI systems to augment human intelligence on graphic design tasks (e.g., graphic design generation, editing, exploration and consumption).


Mining Probabilistic Color Palettes for Summarizing Color Use in Artwork Collections
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Symposium on Visualization
Directing User Attention via Visual Flow on Web Designs
Xufang Pang*, Ying Cao*, Rynson W.H. Lau, Antoni B. Chan (*Joint first authors)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia 2016)
DynamicManga: Animating Still Manga via Camera Movement
Ying Cao, Xufang Pang, Antoni B. Chan, Rynson W.H. Lau
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2016
A Robust Panel Extraction Method for Manga
Xufang Pang, Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau, Antoni B. Chan
ACM Multimedia 2014
Look Over Here: Attention-Directing Composition of Manga Elements
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2014)
Automatic Stylistic Manga Layout
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia 2012)
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