About me

I am an ETH Postdoc Fellow in the Advanced Interactive Technologies lab at ETH Zurich. I completed my PhD in the Computer Graphics group at TU Berlin, advised by Marc Alexa. In 2020, I visited MIT working in the Computational Perception & Cognition Group led by Aude Oliva. Later that year I interned at Adobe Research working with Zoya Bylinskii and Aaron Hertzmann.

My research interests fall at the intersection of human perception, computer vision & graphics, and human-computer interaction. My goal is to bring human common sense and behavior patterns into machine learning. During my Ph.D., I have studied how humans perceive 3D shapes and what we can tell about people's mental imagery through observations of their eye movements. My current research interests are vision-language multimodal learning, with a focus on understanding how humans' intent drives their actions and their interactions with the surroundings. I am excited about learning from human perception and using what we learned in computational models and applications.

RA position

I am looking for research assistances to help develop research projects in direction of intent modeling (e.g. https://sirop.org/app/f4d1fc84-0ddd-4c6d-9120-70a082628e81?_k=kziXUmj5seAjN2bJ) and interaction reconstruction (e.g. https://sirop.org/app/3518cd3d-22ab-4956-8fba-0b9a325a0a1d?_k=MfDB3aaWyD2IAS5J). Interested students should have a background in computer vision and deep learning, and have a working knowledge of available learning frameworks. The projects are highly research-oriented, and we encourage motivated students who are interested in gaining more research experience and publications to directly contact me via email. Excellent outcomes can easily result in a publication in top-tire venues.



Alessandro Ruzzi1*, Xiangwei Shi*, Xi Wang, Gengyan Li, Shalini De Mello, Hyung Jin Chang, Xucong Zhang, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2023


Xi Wang*, Gen Li*, Yen-Ling Kuo, Muhammed Kocabas, Emre Aksan, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2022


Adrian Spurr*, Aneesh Dahiya*, Xi Wang, Xucong Zhang, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021
Accepted as Oral Presentation