Zixun Zhang

PhD student

Liaoning, China

zhangchlr1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

Research interest

Model compression: neural network pruning, NAS, knowledge distillation

Others: evolutionary algorithm, hyper-parameter optimization, adversarial attack, etc.


Chinese, mother tongue

English, second language

Japanese, JLPT N2

Last update: 2022.10.05

My name is Zixun Zhang. I am now a PhD student with DeepBitLab, FNii at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen).

I got my Academic master's degree and Bachelor's degree at Dalian University of Technology (DLUT) advised by Prof. Na Lei and Prof. Lin Lin. During my master's study, I was a visiting student and research assistant at Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD), CUHK-Shenzhen mentored by Dr. Zhen Li.

My research interest includes - but not limited to - neural network pruning, neural architecture search and knowledge distillation, and their application on various CV domains.

Latest News

  • New! 2022.09 - One paper is accapted by ACCV 2022.
  • 2022.06 - One paper is accapted by ICDCS 2022, EAI Workshop.
  • 2020.01 - One paper is accapted by ECAI 2020.
  • 2019.06 - I am visiting Dr. Zhen Li's group in SRIBD, CUHK-Shenzhen.
Experience & Education

PhD student at Computer and Information Engineering, CUHK-Shenzhen Sept 2021 - Present
Visiting student and Research assistant, SRIBD, CUHK-Shenzhen Jun 2019 - Aug 2020
M.Eng. student at Software Engineering, DLUT Sept 2017 - Jun 2020
B.Eng. student at Software Engineering (Intensive Japanese), DLUT Sept 2013 - Jun 2017

  1. MetaSelection: Metaheuristic Sub-Structure Selection for Neural Network Pruning Using Evolutionary Algorithm
    ECAI 2020 (Oral Presentation!) [PDF] [2020.01]
    Zixun Zhang, Zhen Li, Lin Lin, Na Lei, Guanbin Li and Shuguang Cui
  2. Temperature Annealing Knowledge Distillation from Averaged Teacher
    ICDCS 2022 EAI Workshop [2022.06]
    Xiaozhe Gu, Zixun Zhang, Tao Luo
  3. APAUNet: Axis Projection Attention UNet for Small Target in 3D Medical Segmentation
    ACCV 2022 [PDF] [2022.09]
    Yuncheng Jiang, Zixun Zhang, Shixi Qin, Yao Guo, Zhen Li, Shuguang Cui

  1. Reviewer: ACCV 2022, ISGIE 2022.
  2. Subreviewer: ECIR 2021, SIGIR 2022.