Yuanhao Gong (龚元浩) was a PhD student with the MOSAIC Group from January 2011 until March 2015. He is a Chinese citizen and was born in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China, in 1984. After graduating from the MOSAIC Group, Yuanhao became a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Brain Imaging group of Prof. Thomas Yeo at the SINAPSE Institute of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Since June 2016, Yuanhao is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Guoyan Zheng at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
From August 2003 until July 2007, Yuanhao studied Mathematics at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). He further served as Vice President of the Science and Technology Union of Tsinghua University from 2005 to 2006. He spent six months (February 2007 to July 2007) in the well-known software company GVITECH, doing research on a reverse triangulation algorithm for a modeling software. Yuanhao earned his Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics in July 2007.
From September 2007 to June 2010, Yuanhao studied Computer Science at Xiamen University (Fujian, China). He was supervised by Prof. Chenhui Yang and worked on a project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In his Master project, Yuanhao developed several methods to process digital microscopy images of Marine Phytoplankton, including symmetry detection, image decomposition in reverse multiscale space, and robust feature point detection under illumination variance. Yuanhao earned his Master degree in Computer Science in June 2010.
Yuanhao Gong won numerous awards, among them the Gold Medal in the National Mathematics Olympics in 1999 and the second prize in 2002, as well as the second prize in the National Physics and Chemistry Olympics in 2002. He won a National Support Scholarship in 2006 and the Award for Academic Research from Xiamen University in both 2008 and 2010.
After his Master thesis, Yuanhao spent four months as an intern at in the MOSAIC Group, investigating the integration of shape priors in biomedical image segmentation using Active Contour models.
In our group, Yuanhao Gong developed image-processing theory and algorithms, notably for image restoration, invented the process of image naturalization, and pioneered filter-based solvers of variational models in image processing.
Y. Gong. Spectrally Regularized Surface. PhD thesis, Diss. ETH No. 22616, MOSAIC Group, ETH Zurich, 2015. (PDF)