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Feng Xu

Associate Researcher
Internet Graphics Group
Microsoft Research Asia
Email: fengxu -at-


Research interests:

  • Face modeling and animation
  • Performance capture


  • 2007 - 2012     Ph. D. in Automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (supervised by Prof. Qionghai Dai)
  • 2003 - 2007     Bachelor in Physics at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


  • Feng Xu, Jinxiang Chai, Yilong Liu, Xin Tong, “Controllable high-fidelity facial performance transfer", ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2014), Volume 33, Number 4, July, 2014.
  • Feng Xu, Yebin Liu, Carsten Stoll, James Tompkin, Gaurav Bharaj, Qionghai Dai, Hans-Peter Seidel, Jan Kautz and Christian Theobalt, "Video-based Characters - Creating New Human Performances from a Multi-view Video Database", ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2011), Volume 30, Number 4, August, 2011.
  • Feng Xu and Qionghai Dai, "Occlusion-Aware Motion Layer Extraction under Large inter-Frame Motions", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 20, Issue 9, September, 2011.
  • Feng Xu, Kin-Man Lam and Qionghai Dai, "Video-object segmentation and 3D-trajectory estimation for monocular video sequences", Image and Vision Computing, Volume 29, Issue 2-3, February, 2011.
  • Feng Xu, Guihua Er, Xudong Xie and Qionghai Dai, "2D-to-3D Conversion Based on Motion and Color Mergence ", 3DTV Conference: The True Vision Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 2008 (Oral).
  • Xin Yu, Feng Xu, Shunli Zhang, Li Zhang, “Efficient Patch-Wise Non-Uniform Deblurring for a Single Image”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia(, Volume 16, Issue 6, October, 2014.
  • Kai Li, Qionghai Dai, Ruiping Wang, Yebin Liu, Feng Xu, Jue Wang, “A Data-Driven Approach for Facial Expression Retargeting in Video”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume 16, Issue 2, February, 2014.
  • Yangang Wang, Jianyuan Min, Jianjie Zhang, Yebin Liu, Feng Xu, Qionghai Dai and Jinxiang Chai, "Video-based Hand Manipulation Capture Through Composite Motion Control", ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2013), Volume 32, Number 4, July, 2013.
  • Kai Li, Feng Xu, Jue Wang, Qionghai Dai, Yebin Liu, "A Data-driven Approach for Facial Expression Synthesis in Video", accepted at: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012.
  • Mian Ma, Feng Xu, Qionghai Dai, Yebin Liu, "Animation of 3D characters from single depth camera", International Conference on 3D Imaging, 2011(Oral).
  • Youwei Yan, Feng Xu, Qionghai Dai, Xiaodong Liu, "A novel method for automatic 2D-to-3D video conversion", 3DTV Conference: The True Vision Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video, 2010.
  • Xudong Xie, Jie Gong, Qionghai Dai, Feng Xu, "Rotation and scaling invariant texture classification based on Gabor wavelets ",5th International Conference on Visual Information Engineering, 2008.