Brief Bio

Currently I am a fifth-year Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). In 2010, I earned my bachelor's degree in EE from Tsinghua University, where I spent the first year in the department of Mathematics and the next three years in the department of Automation. Then I came to the States, working with Prof. Qiang Ji in his Intelligent Systems Lab. My research interests include Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Computer Vision and Brain Computer Interface.


  1. 2010 - Present
  2. 2008 - 2010
  3. 2006 - 2008
  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  2. Tsinghua University
  3. Tsinghua University
  1. Department of ECSE
  2. Department of Automation
  3. Department of Mathematics


Yue Wu, Ziheng Wang, and Qiang Ji

A Hierarchical Probabilistic Model for Facial Feature Detection

CVPR, 2014

Ziheng Wang, Yongqiang Li, Shangfei Wang, and Qiang Ji

Capturing Global Semantic Relationships for Facial Action Unit Recognition

ICCV, 2013    Paper  ·  Poster  ·  Spotlight  ·  Code

Ziheng Wang, Shangfei Wang, and Qiang Ji

Capturing Complex Spatio-Temporal Relations among Facial Muscles for Facial Expression Recognition

CVPR, 2013    Paper  ·  Poster  ·  Spotlight

Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, E. Swears, N. Larios, Z. Wang, and Q. Ji

Modeling Temporal Interactions with Interval Temporal Bayesian Networks for Complex Activity Recognition

Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on (PAMI), 2013    Paper

Ziheng Wang, Ryan M. Hope, Qiang Ji, and Wayne D. Gray

Cross-Subject Workload Classification with a Hierarchical Bayes Model

NeuroImage, 2012.    Paper

Ziheng Wang, Ryan M. Hope, Zuoguan Wang, Qiang Ji, and Wayne D. Gray

An EEG Workload Classifier for Multiple Subjects

Annual International Conference of IEEE in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2011    Paper  ·  Slides

Ryan M. Hope, Ziheng Wang, Zuoguan Wang, Qiang Ji, and Wayne D. Gray

Workload Classification Across Subjects Using EEG

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual meeting, 2011   Paper

Ziheng Wang and Xudong Xie

An efficient face recognition algorithm based on robust principal component analysis