I am a senior research scientist at Tencent ARC Lab, working on computer vision and machine learning. I was with Blackmagic Design in 2016-2019, developing on cool features in Emmy™ award winning tool DaVinci Resolve. During 2015 to 2016, I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC). I got my PhD degree from National University of Singapore, advised by Prof. Michael S. Brown. I was awarded Singapore IDA medal of year 2016.

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  • ◊ Tencent Rhino-Bird Elite Training Program 2020 (腾讯犀牛鸟精英人才培养计划) is open for application. I will lead § 8.11 Video Understanding. Applications welcome. [link]
  • ◊ We are hiring full time researchers/interns at Tencent. Contact me if you are interested in working on computer vision problems.
  • ◊ We are organizing the 2nd ICCV Workshop on Physics Based Vision meets Deep Learning (PBDL) 2019, submissions welcome.

Selected Publications: [Google Scholar Page]

Yunfei Liu, Yu Li, Shaodi You, Feng Lu
Unsupervised Learning for Intrinsic Image Decomposition from a Single Image
CVPR 2020

Zhixiang Hao, Yu Li, Shaodi You, Feng Lu
Detail Preserving Depth Estimation from a Single Image Using Attention Guided Networks
3DV 2018

Xiaojie Guo, Yu Li, Jiayi Ma, Haibin Ling
Mutually Guided Image Filtering
ACM MM 2017 & T-PAMI 2018

Yu Li, Shaodi You, Michael S. Brown, Robby T. Tan
Haze Visibility Enhancement: A Survey and Quantitative Benchmarking
CVIU 2017

Xiaojie Guo, Yu Li, Haibin Ling
LIME: Low-light Image Enhancement via Illumination Map Estimation
T-IP 2016

Jiangbo Lu, Yu Li, Hongsheng Yang, Dongbo Min, Weiyong Eng, Minh N. Do
PatchMatch Filter: Edge-Aware Filtering Meets Randomized Search for Correspondence Field Estimation
T-PAMI 2016

Yu Li, Dongbo Min, Minh N. Do, Jiangbo Lu
Fast Guided Global Interpolation for Depth and Motion
ECCV 2016 (spotlight)
[project page]

Yu Li, Robby. T. Tan, Xiaojie Guo, Jiangbo Lu, Michael S. Brown
Rain Streak Removal Using Layer Priors
CVPR 2016
[pdf] [data] [code]

Yu Li, Dongbo Min, Michael S. Brown, Minh N. Do, Jiangbo Lu
SPM-BP: Sped-up PatchMatch Belief Propagation for Continuous MRFs
ICCV 2015 (oral)
[project page]

Yu Li, Robby T. Tan, Michael S. Brown
Nighttime Haze Removal with Glow and Multiple Light Colors
ICCV 2015
[pdf] [code]

Yu Li, Fangfang Guo, Robby T. Tan, Michael S. Brown
A Contrast Enhancement Framework with JPEG Artifacts Suppression
ECCV 2014
[pdf] [code]

Yu Li, Michael S. Brown
Single Image Layer Separation using Relative Smoothness
CVPR 2014 (oral)
[pdf] [code]

Yu Li, Michael S. Brown
Exploiting Reflection Change for Automatic Reflection Removal
ICCV 2013
[pdf] [code&data]

Junhong Gao, Yu Li, Tat-Jun Chin, Michael S. Brown
Seam-Driven Image Stitching
Eurographics (EG) 2013