Sheng-Yu Wang

Student Researcher
UC Berkeley

sheng-yu_wang at
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I will be serving a mandatory military service for 4 months during Spring 2020. It will likely start in April.

I am a student researcher at BAIR. Recently, I received my BA degree from UC Berkeley where I spent one wonderful year at BAIR, working with Oliver Wang, Richard Zhang, Andrew Owens and Alexei (Alyosha) Efros. Prior to joining BAIR, I worked with Fisher Yu at Berkeley DeepDrive and Michael Crommie on condensed matter physics research.


Currently I work on computer vision, graphics, and machine learning. I started from understanding the structures and properties of materials to those of perception. Perceptual data contains diverse and intricate concepts, ranging from low-level features to high-level semantics, all of which fascinates me a lot.

My main research interests are, but not limited to:
  • Building controllable models that synthesize beautiful pictures/music: I am interested in constructing models that are able to provide better controls in generation (e.g., shape, pose, style, composition). I would love to have them as tools for people to express themselves artistically more freely.

  • Capturing realism: What is the set of perceptual perturbations in the real image/audio manifold? In other words, can we find a family of transformations that serves as "small" changes for humans? Can we use it to understand the boundaries of the real manifold (i.e. apply perturbations until perceive as unreal)?


CNN-generated images are surprisingly easy to spot...for now
Sheng-Yu Wang, Oliver Wang, Richard Zhang, Andrew Owens, Alexei A. Efros.
In ArXiv, 2019.
[Paper] [Webpage] [GitHub] [Bibtex]
Detecting Photoshopped Faces by Scripting Photoshop
Sheng-Yu Wang, Oliver Wang, Andrew Owens, Richard Zhang, Alexei A. Efros.
In ICCV, 2019.
[Paper] [Webpage] [GitHub] [Poster] [Adobe Max] [Bibtex]
Reversible writing of high mobility and high carrier density doping patterns in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures
Wu Shi, Salman Khan, Lili Jiang, Sheng-Yu Wang, Hsin-Zon Tsai, Dillon Wong, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Fen Wang, Michael Crommie, Alex Zettl.
Nature Electronics.

Many thanks to Richard Zhang for sharing his website template!