Zhen ZHAO (赵振) is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney (USYD). He is advised by Prof. Luping Zhou and Prof. Wanli Ouyang from the USYD and Prof. Lei Wang from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He also works closely with Prof. Changyan Yi from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics on stochastic optimization and game theory with applications on wireless networks. His current research focuses on semi/self-supervised learning in Computer Vision and their applications in Medical Image Analysis.


  • Seven papers submitted to CVPR 2023, Nov. 2022 –>
  • One paper submitted to NeurIPS 2022, May 2022 –> accepted (Spotlight), Nov. 2022
  • One paper submitted to CVPR 2022, Nov. 2021 –> accepted, Mar. 2022
  • One paper submitted to AAAI 2022, Aug. 2021 –> accepted (Oral), Dec. 2021
  • One Paper submitted to NeurIPS-2021, May 2021. –> no good
  • Registered as a Ph.D. Student after a 2-year break, January 2021.

Selected Awards

  • Faculty of Engineering Research Scholarship @ USYD, 2020
  • University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS), 2019
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS), 2014 - 2015 @ University of Manitoba.
  • First class scholarship of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Scholarship, 2013.
  • The National Scholarship, 2012
  • National First Prize in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, China, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Z. Zhao, L. Zhou, L. Wang, Y. Shi, Y. Gao, “LaSSL: Label-Guided Self-training for Semi-supervised Learning”, AAAI (oral), 2022
  • Z. Zhao, S. Huang, J. Cai, “(Invited Paper) Energy efficient packet transmission strategies for wireless body area networks with rechargeable sensors,” IEEE VTC 2017-Fall, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 2017.
  • Z. Zhao, T. An, B. Lao, “VLBI network simulator: an integrated simulation tool for radio astronomers”, Journal of The Korean Astronomical Society, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 207-216, 2019.

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