Xiuming Zhang 张修明

I am a PhD student advised by Prof William Freeman in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My current research interests include computational photography, computer vision, and machine learning. Prior to MIT, I graduated with BEng (ECE) from National University of Singapore (NUS), where I completed my senior thesis on Bayesian modeling of brain disorder heterogeneity with Prof Thomas Yeo.


  • Oct 2016 -- Our paper on Bayesian modeling of Alzheimer's disease heterogeneity is out in PNAS and receives media coverage by NUS, MGH/HMS, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, UPI, etc.
  • Sep 2016 -- Started graduate school at MIT
  • May 2016 -- Awarded the ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Award for the abstract submitted and gave an oral presentation in the ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
  • Jun 2015 -- Graduated from NUS with the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, IES Gold Medal, and Texas Instruments Book Prize on DSP & Systems


Side Work

Non-refereed notes and toy projects

A tutorial on restricted maximum likelihood estimation in linear regression and linear mixed-effects model


A MATLAB implementation excluding border matting and user editing
code & demo

Basic Photometric Stereo

A MATLAB implementation of the basic photometric stereo algorithm
code & demo

Bandgap of 2D Photonic Crystal

Replicating a classic plot in the textbook with COMSOL MATLAB scripting
code & demo