I work at Netease Fuxi AI Lab as an AI researcher. My research interests include computer vision, multimodal and their applications in video games and remote sensing. I received my B.S. and M.S. degree from Image Processing Center of Beihang University, in 2019 and 2022 supervised by Prof. Zhenwei Shi, also working closely with Prof. Zhengxia Zou.


  • 2023.03: First-authored paper accepted to CVPR 2023!
  • 2022.08: First-authored paper selected as ESI Highly Cited Paper.
  • 2022.04: Joined the Netease Fuxi AI Lab as an AI researcher.
  • 2022.01: Graduated from LEVIR Group of Beihang Univeristy.
  • 2022.01: Awarded the Outstanding Graduates of Beijing (Top 1%).
  • 2021.09: Awarded the National Scholarship.

Selected Publications

Check out full publication list at my Google Scholar profile: .

CVPR 2023

Zero-Shot Text-to-Parameter Translation for Game Character Auto-Creation
The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2023
Rui Zhao, Wei Li, Zhipeng Hu, Lincheng Li, Zhengxia Zou, Zhenwei Shi, and Changjie Fan

TGRS 2021

High-resolution remote sensing image captioning based on structured attention
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2021
Rui Zhao, Zhenwei Shi, and Zhengxia Zou

🏆️ ESI Highly Cited Paper*
* received enough citations to place in the top 1% of the academic field of Geosciences based on publication year. [Clarivate]

TIP 2022

Castle in the Sky: Dynamic Sky Replacement and Harmonization in Videos
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2022
Zhengxia Zou, Rui Zhao, Tianyang Shi, Shuang Qiu, and Zhenwei Shi
[PDF][Page] [Github ]

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TGRS 2022

Remote Sensing Image Change Captioning With Dual-Branch Transformers: A New Method and a Large Scale Dataset
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2022
Chenyang Liu, Rui Zhao, Hao Chen, Zhengxia Zou, and Zhenwei Shi
[PDF] [Dataset] [Code]

GRSL 2022

Text to Remote Sensing Image Generation With Structured Generative Adversarial Networks
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2022
Rui Zhao, Zhenwei Shi

RS 2019

Ensemble-based cascaded constrained energy minimization for hyperspectral target detection
Remote Sensing, 2019
Rui Zhao, Zhenwei Shi, Zhengxia Zou, and Zhou Zhang

Selected Honors

  • 2022 The Outstanding Graduates of Beijing (Top 1%)
  • 2021 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China (Top 1%)
  • 2019 The Outstanding Graduates of Beijing (Top 1%)



Beihang University, Beijing, China.
M.S., Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System, Sep 2019 - Jan 2022.
Supervisor: Prof. Zhenwei Shi


Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Exchanged undergraduate, Sep 2017 - Feb 2018.


Beihang University, Beijing, China.
B.S., Image Processing, Sep 2015 - Jul 2019.



Netease Fuxi AI Lab, Hangzhou, China.
AI Researcher, Apr 2022 - Now.

Academic Service

  • Conference Reviewer: ICCV
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing; IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing; Remote Sensing.

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