About Me

I'm a third year PhD student in Computer Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Kostas Daniilidis. I'm also a proud member of GRASP Lab. My research interests are computer vision, robotics and machine learning. Prior to Penn, I spent my undergraduate years on the beautiful campus of Fudan University, in Shanghai, China, where I obtained my bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Contact: menglong AT cis.upenn.edu
[Resume]

Publications

Active Deformable Part Models,
M. Zhu, N. Atanasov, G. Pappas, and K. Daniilidis
Technical Report, arXiv:1404.0334 [cs.CV]
[PDF] [code]
Semantic Localization Via the Matrix Permanent,
N. Atanasov, M. Zhu, G. Pappas, and K. Daniilidis, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2014
Single Image 3D Object Detection and Pose Estimation for Grasping,
M. Zhu, K. Derpanis, Y. Yang, S. Brahmbhatt, M. Zhang, C. Phillips, M. Lecce and K. Daniilidis, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.
[PDF] [video] [project]
From Actemes to Action: A Strongly-supervised Representation for Detailed Action Understanding,
W. Zhang, M. Zhu and K. Derpanis, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013.
[PDF] [video] [code] [dataset]
Monocular Visual Odometry and Dense 3D Reconstruction for On-Road Vehicles,
M. Zhu, S. Ramalingam, Y. Taguchi and T. Garass, European Conference on Computer Vision,
workshop on Computer Vision in Vichecle Technology (ECCV), 2012.
[PDF] [video]
Literate PR2: Text detection and recognition for indoor environment,
M. Zhu, K. Derpanis, K. Daniilidis, Robotics Operating System (ROS), 2011.
[ROS wiki] [video]

Patents

Method and System for Determining Poses of Vehicle-Mounted Cameras for In-Road Obstacle Detection, US 20140037136 A1,
M. Zhu, S. Ramalingam, Y. Taguchi and T. Garass, US patent, 2 applications in China and Japan. [Link]

Softwares

vatic-action, Interactive video annotation tool for human joints
literate_pr2, Open source ROS package for text detection and recognition
Quadtree 2D, A* planning algorithm in 2D, quadtree decomposition of space
p2pchat, A simple distributed group chatting framework

Invited Talks

April 09, 2014, VASC Seminar at CMU