Jianchao Tan

Jianchao Tan (谈建超)

Office:ENGR 5325 (map)
Email: jtan8@gmu.edu
Phone: +1-703-627-3266

Currently, I am a third year Ph.D. student of Computer Science Department (CS) in George Mason University (GMU). I am advised by Dr. Yotam Gingold at Creativity and Graphics Lab (CraGL). I obtained my Bachelor degree from Electronic Engineering and Information Science Department (EEIS) in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) at July 2013. My undergraduate research advisor is Dr. Xuejin Chen.

My research interests are image & video processing, computer graphics, and computer vision. Currently, I am focusing on decomposing images or time-lapse painting videos into more editable data structures, like layers, to make image editing much easier. More generally, I am interested in the application of geometry of color spaces and image edits. I am also interested in applying neural network techniques on image analysis and editing field.

Here is my: Resume, Github and Google Scholar.


NEW!   Jan 17, 2017:   We submitted one paper to SIGGRAPH 2017!
NEW!   Oct 12, 2016:   We released our code Github:Image-Decomposing for paper "Decomposing Images into Layers via RGB-space Geometry"!
NEW!   Aug 11, 2016:   One paper is accepted by ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2016!
NEW!   Jul 24-28, 2016:   Attend SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference in Anaheim, CA!
NEW!   May 02, 2016:   We resubmitted one paper to ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 2016!
NEW!   Feb 29, 2016:   I will be a Research Intern at Adobe Creative Technologies Lab, San Fransisco, in Summer 2016. See you there!
NEW!   Jan 29, 2016:   We released our code Github:timelapse for paper "Decomposing Time-Lapse Paintings into Layers"!
NEW!   Jan 19, 2016:   We submitted one paper to SIGGRAPH 2016!


Decomposing Images into Layers via RGB-space Geometry   Jianchao Tan, Jyh-Ming Lien, Yotam Gingold

Aug 2016.   ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 36(1). Also present at SIGGRAPH 2017.

Decomposing Time-Lapse Paintings into Layers   Jianchao Tan, Marek Dvorožňák, Daniel Sýkora, Yotam Gingold

Jul 2015.   ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 34(4). Also in Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2015


  • Research Assistant in GMU Sep 2016 - Present
  • Research Intern in Adobe May 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Research Assistant in GMU Sep 2014 - May 2016
  • Teaching Assistant in GMU Sep 2013 - May 2014
  • Research Assistant in USTC Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

Academic Activities

  • Reviewer of Graphics Interface 2017

  • Attendee of SIGGRAPH 2016   Anaheim, July 24-28, 2016

  • Technical Paper Presenter at SIGGRAPH 2015   Los Angeles, August 09-13, 2015

  • Technical Report Presenter at GMU Visual Computing Seminar 2014   George Mason University, May 15, 2014

  • Attendee of Tristate Workshop on Imaging and Graphics(TRIG '14)   Princeton University, March 22-23, 2014