Bernie Hao Zhu

I am a staff researcher at UC San Diego, working with Hao Su, Angel X. Chang and Xiaolong Wang.

Before coming to UCSD, I received my bachelor degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, with High Honors and minor in Electronic Engineering.

I was a research assistant at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Cewu Lu. Before that, I did a research internship at University of Alberta, hosted by Russell Greiner.

Research Interests: Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning

Scene / Object Understanding Human Activity Understanding Human-Robot-Environment Interaction


I am still applying for Ph.D. in North America. Please feel free to contact me. [July 12, 2020] I have a good time at RobRetro Workshop. Thanks to all the organizers and speakers! [June 24, 2020] One paper accepted at RSS RobRetro Workshop 2020. [Feb 23, 2020] One paper accepted at CVPR 2020. [Oct 30, 2019] I am attending CoRL 2019 to give a presentation. Huge thanks to organizers for providing wheelchair for me! [Sep 07, 2019] One paper accepted at Conference on Robotics Learning (CoRL) 2019. [Jun 16, 2019] I am attending CVPR 2019. [Mar 02, 2019] One paper accepted at CVPR 2019.


SAPIEN: A SimulAted Part-based Interactive ENvironment
Fanbo Xiang, Yuzhe Qin, Kaichun Mo, Yikuan Xia, Hao Zhu, Fangchen Liu, Minghua Liu, Hanxiao Jiang, Yifu Yuan, He Wang, Li Yi, Angel X.Chang, Leonidas J. Guibas, Hao Su
CVPR 2020, Oral Presentation
[Paper] [Project] [Video]

We build SAPIEN simulator: an interaction-rich and physics-realistic simulation environment integrating PhysX engine and ROS control interface. I lead the team of building SAPIEN dataset: more than 2K 3D articulated models with 14K movable parts. The dataset is richly annotated with kinematic part motions and dynamic interactive attributes to support robot interaction.



I am famous for a strong memory, which always enables me to get a high score in a very short period of time :-D I lost my hearing for a long time in 20s, fortunately, I got recovered when I had learnt how to read lips. My avatar is from Zombie Dance, a vocaloid song made by ilem.


Cooking I cook in western way but with Chinese seasonings. Games I am good at strategy games, board games, poker games, etc. Music I enjoy classical music and electronic music, especially trance. My faves: Daft Punk Approaching Nirvana