Long Zhao
Research Scientist @ Google

Brief Bio. I am a Research Scientist at Google Research. Before joining Google, I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 2022, advised by Distinguished Professor Dimitris N. Metaxas.

My current research interests lie primarily in (1) unsupervised/self-supervised representation learning, (2) human-centric multimodal learning with vision-language models, and (3) image/video generation by generative adversarial networks, with their applications to modeling human actions/activities.

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Email: longzh [at] google [dot] com
[Curriculum Vitae]



Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2022
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick. Piscataway, NJ
Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Supervised by Prof. Dimitris N. Metaxas
  • Ph.D. Thesis: "Towards Efficient and Reliable Skeleton-Based Human Pose Modeling"
  • GPA: 4.0/4.0
Sept. 2012 - Jun. 2015
Tongji University. Shanghai, China
M.S. in Software Engineering
Sept. 2008 - Jul. 2012
Tongji University. Shanghai, China
B.Eng. in Software Engineering
  • GPA: 4.56/5.0, which is equivalent to 90.6 on 100 basis


Nov. 2021 - Present
Perception Team, Google Research. Los Angeles, CA, USA
Research Scientist.
  • View-Invariant Pose Embedding
  • Human-Centric Multimodal Learning with Vision-Language Models
Dec. 2020 - May 2021
Brain Team, Google Research. Mountain View, CA, USA
Student Researcher. Host: Dr. Han Zhang
  • Boosting Transformers for High-Resolution Image Generation [NeurIPS'21]
  • Improving Efficiency and Interpretability for Vision Transformers [AAAI'22]
May 2020 - Dec. 2020
Mobile Vision Team, Google Research. Los Angeles, CA, USA
Research Intern & Student Researcher. Host: Dr. Ting Liu
  • View-Disentangled Human Pose Representation Learning [CVPR'21 (Oral)]
  • View-Invariant, Occlusion-Robust Probabilistic Pose Embedding [IJCV'21]
Sept. 2016 - Present
Computer Science Department, Rutgers University. Piscataway, NJ, USA
Research Assistant. Supervised by Prof. Dimitris N. Metaxas
Sept. 2016 - Jun. 2018
Computer Science Department, Rutgers University. Piscataway, NJ, USA
Teaching Assistant.
  • Principles of Information and Data Management (198:336) - Fall 2016
  • Principles of Programming Languages (198:314) - Spring 2017
  • Distributed Systems (198:417) - Fall 2017
  • Internet Technology (198:352) - Spring 2018
Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2014
Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). Beijing, China
Research Intern. Mentor: Dr. Yichen Wei
  • Generic Object Proposal Generation [CVPR'15]
  • Salient Object Detection [ACCV'14]
  • Won the award of excellence in "MSRA Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program"
Sept. 2012 - Jun. 2015
School of Software Engineering, Tongji University. Shanghai, China
Research Assistant. Supervised by Prof. Jinyuan Jia and Prof. Shuang Liang
  • Sketch-based Image & 3D Model Retrieval [PCM'14]
  • Best View Selection of 3D Models from Sketches [CGI'15]
Jul. 2011 - Aug. 2012
Performance Team, SAP SuccessFactors. Shanghai, China
Java Developer Intern.
  • Worked on developing internal tools using Hadoop & HBase

Selected Publications

(* indicates equal contributions)