Prof. Dr. Siyu Tang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, CNB G 104
+41 44 633 38 94

Basic Information

I’m a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich. I lead the Computer Vision and Learning Group (VLG) at the Institute of Visual Computing. Before joining ETH, I received an early career research grant to start my research group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in November 2017. I was a postdoctoral researcher in the same institute, advised by Dr. Michael Black. I obtained my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in 2017, under the supervision of Professor Bernt Schiele. Before that, I received my Master’s degree in Media Informatics at RWTH Aachen University and my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Zhejiang University, China. 

My research focuses on computer vision and machine learning, specializing in perceiving and modeling humans. In my group, we study computational models that enable machines to perceive and analyze human pose, motion, and activities from visual input. We leverage machine learning and optimization techniques to build statistical models of humans and their behaviors. Our goal is to advance algorithmic foundations of scalable and reliable human digitalization, enabling a broad class of real-world applications.


Professional Activities

  • Program Chairs: 3DV 2024. CVPR 2025

  • Technical Papers Committee: SIGGRAPH 2022

  • Area Chairs: CVPR 2020, 2021, 2022, 2024. ECCV 2022. ICCV 2021, 2023

  • Tutorial Chairs: CVPR 2023. ACCV 2020

  • Workshop Organization: ECCV 2022 EgoBody Benchmark


Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Finalist for Physical Human-Robot Interaction, ICRA 2023

  • Best Paper Award Finalist, CVPR 2022

  • Best Paper Award Finalist, CVPR 2021

  • Best Paper Award, 3DV 2020

  • ELLIS Ph.D. Award 2019

  • DAGM MVTec Dissertation Award 2018

  • Best Paper Award, BMVC 2012


Keynote Talks

  • BMVC 2022  

    Inhabiting the Virtual.

  • CVMP 2021  

    Learning to capture and synthesize 3D humans in 3D scenes.

  • Amazon’s Computer Vision Conference 2021

    Animatable Neural Bodies and Hands



  • Installation “Flight Assembled Architecture Revisited-Inhabiting the Virtual" at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

    In collaboration with Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich. 08.04.2022 - 18.09.2022.


For publications, please refer to the Publication Page.