Ying-Cong Chen is an Assistant Professor at AI Thrust, Information Hub of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou Campus). He is also an Affiliated Assistant Professor of the department of Computer Science & Engineering (Clear Water Bay Campus). He is a faculty member of the Deep Vision Lab. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Dina Katabi. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, working with Prof. Jiaya Jia.
His research lies in the broad area of computer vision and machine learning, aiming for empowering machine with the capacity to perceive and understand the world, so as to develop and reshape our society. His works contribute to a wide range of applications, including semantic face editing, image synthesis, intelligent video surveillance, etc.