Wanchao Su 苏万超


Photograph by Taizhou

What's New

I have moved to Melbourne and started a new position.

Our IconShop was conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 (journal track)!

Our DifferSketching was accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 (journal track)!

Our DrawingInStyles was accepted by IEEE TVCG.

Our DeepFaceDrawing won a Silver Medal at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days (IGED) 2022.

My PhD thesis was selected in the SIGGRAPH PhD Thesis Fast Forward 2021 programe, see the video here.


Short Bio

I am a research fellow at Monash University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Jing Liao at City University of Hong Kong. I got my Ph.D. from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Prof. Hongbo Fu. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Information Management and Systems from Dalian University of Technology. My research interests fall in the fields of interactive computer graphics and human computer interaction, with the help of artificial intelligence techniques.

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IconShop: Text-Guided Vector Icon Synthesis with Autoregressive Transformers

Ronghuan Wu, Wanchao Su, Kede Ma and Jing Liao. ACM Transactions on Graphics. Article 230, 14 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3618364. (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2023) [Paper] [Project]

DifferSketching: How Differently Do People Sketch 3D Objects?

Chufeng Xiao*, Wanchao Su* (joint first author), Jing Liao, Zhouhui Lian, Yi-Zhe Song and Hongbo Fu. ACM Transactions on Graphics. 41, 4, 16 pages. (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2022) [Paper] [Dataset&Code] [Project]

DrawingInStyles: Portrait Image Generation and Editing with Spatially Conditioned StyleGAN

Wanchao Su, Hui Ye, Shu-Yu Chen, Lin Gao, and Hongbo Fu. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 4074-4088, 1 Oct. 2023, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2022.3178734. [Project] [Paper] [Video]

DeepFaceDrawing: Deep Generation of Face Images from Sketches

Shu-Yu Chen*, Wanchao Su* (joint first author), Lin Gao, Shihong Xia, and Hongbo Fu. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). 2020 Jul 8;39(4):72-1. (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2020) [Paper] [Video] [Code] [Project]

ARAnimator: In-situ Character Animation in Mobile AR with User-defined Motion Gestures

Hui Ye*, Kin Chung Kwan*, Wanchao Su, and Hongbo Fu. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). 2020 Jul 8;39(4):83-1 (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2020) [Paper] [Video]

Interactive Sketch-Based Normal Map Generation with Deep Neural Networks

Wanchao Su, Dong Du, Xin Yang, Shizhe Zhou, and Hongbo Fu. Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. 2018 Jul 25;1(1):1-17. (Proceedings of i3D 2018) [Paper] [Code] [Video]

Sketch2normal: Deep Networks for Normal Map Generation

Wanchao Su, Xin Yang, and Hongbo Fu. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Posters 2017 Nov 27 (pp. 1-2) [Paper]

Real-Virtual Fusion Model for Traffic Animation

Xin Yang, Wanchao Su, Jian Deng, Xiaogang Jin, Guozhen Tan, and Zhigeng Pan. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. 2017 Nov 28(6):e1740. [Paper]



Doctor of Philosophy

2016.09 - 2021.08

Creative Media

School of Creative Media

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Research Topic: Sketch-Based Image Synthesis with Deep Generative Networks

Supervisor: Prof. Hongbo Fu

Bachelor's Degree

2012.09 - 2016.06

Information Management and Systems

Faculty of Management and Economics

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Supervisor: Dr. Xuelong Chen

Professional Experience

Research Fellow

2023.09 - Now


Department of Human Centred Computing

Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Postdoctoral Researcher

2022.01 - 2023.08

Department of Computer Science

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Advisor: Dr. Jing Liao

Research Assistant

2020.10 - 2021.12

School of Creative Media

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Visiting PhD Student

2020.02 - 2020.08

Department of Computer Science and Technology

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Intern

2019.12 - 2020.01

Institute of Computing Technology

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

More News

Started my podtdoc journey at CS department.

Officially became a doctor.

Successfully defended my PhD Thesis.

Runner-up for the Open-source Software Award by CAD & CG, CCF.

Two papers have been accepted by SIGGRAPH 2020.



Room 110, Building G, Monash University, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145, Australia

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