Qianru Sun (Post-Doc)

Dr. Qianru Sun

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
E1 4 - Room 613
+49 681 9325 2113
+49 681 9325 2099
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Personal Information

Research Interests

  • Conditional Image Generation
  • Social Relation Recognition
  • Human Action Classification
  • Anomalous Event Detection



  • Mar 2016   Lise Meitner Award, by Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Sep 2014   Universiade International Scholarship, by Shenzhen Universiade Scholarship Foundation
  • Oct 2013   China Reconstruct Scholarship, by PKU
  • Aug 2011   Volunteer Forerunner Individual, by Universiade Organizing Committee
  • Oct 2011   Social Work Award, by PKU
  • Oct 2010 - Jun 2015   Doctoral Second-class Scholarship, by PKU
  • Oct 2008, Oct 2009   Tong Ding Second-class Scholarship, by NUPT
  • Oct 2007, Oct 2008, Oct 2009   Pivot of Merit Student, by NUPT
  • Oct 2007, Oct 2008, Oct 2009   School First-class Scholarship, by NUPT
  • Oct 2007   National Scholarship, by National Ministry of Education & NUPT

External Activities

  • 2017 Dec, invited talk in DVMM, Columbia University, USA [slides]
  • 2017 Jul, invited talk in the ODAR Workshop, CVPR'17, USA
  • 2017 Jul, invited speaker in the Joint Lecture Series (MPI & Saarland University, 2017) [slides]
  • SPLINE 2016, Technical Committee
  • CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, Editorial Board Member
  • Reviewer: ICCV, ICRA, ISWC, TMM, IJCV, NeuroComputing, TCSVT
  • Lise Meitner Award Fellowship for Excellent Women in Computer Science 2018, Organization Committee

Qianru's CV


Disentangled Person Image Generation

Liqian Ma*, Qianru Sun*, Stamatios Georgoulis, Luc Van Gool, Bernt Schiele and Mario Fritz




Natural and Effective Obfuscation by Head Inpainting

Qianru Sun*, Liqian Ma*, Seong Joon Oh, Luc Van Gool, Bernt Schiele and Mario Fritz




Pose Guided Person Image Generation

Liqian Ma, Qianru Sun*, Xu Jia*, Bernt Schiele, Tinne Tuytelaars and Luc Van Gool

The 31st Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing, NIPS 2017.

[paper] [poster] [slides] [code]


A Domain Based Approach to Social Relation Recognition

Qianru Sun, Bernt Schiele and Mario Fritz

2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017.

[paper] [code&model]


Online Growing Neural Gas for Anomaly Detection in Changing Surveillance Scenes

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu and Tatsuya Harada

Pattern Recognition. April 2017, Volume 64, Pages 187-201.



Before MPI

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu, Liqian Ma and Tianwei Zhang. A Novel Hierarchical Bag-of-Words Model for Compact Action Representation. NeuroComputing, Volume 174 Part B, 22 January 2016, Pages 722–732. [Paper]

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu, Mengyuan Liu and Tianwei Zhang. Activity Prediction by Mapping Key Grouplets to Recurrent Self-Organizing Map. NeuroComputing, Volume 177, 12 February 2016, Pages 427–440. [Paper]

Mengyuan Liu, Hong Liu, Qianru Sun, Tianwei Zhang and Runwei Ding. Salient Pairwise Spatio-temporal Interest Points for Real-time Activity Recognition. CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 14–29. [Paper]

Liqian Ma, Hong Liu, Liang Hu, Can Wang, and Qianru Sun. Orientation Driven Bag of Appearances for Person Re-identification. arXiv preprint arXiv:1605.02464. [Paper]

Hong Liu, Mengyuan Liu and Qianru Sun. Learning Directional Co-occurrence for Human Action Classification. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), May 4-9, 2014, Florence, Italy. [Paper(PDF)]

Mengyuan Liu, Hong Liu and Qianru Sun. Action Classification by Exploring Directional Co-occurrence of Weighted STIPS. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2014), Paris, France. [Paper(PDF)]

Yuke Sun, Hong Liu and Qianru Sun. Online Learning on Incremental Distance Metric for Person Re-identification. International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), December 5-10, 2014, Bali, Indonesia. [Paper(PDF)]

Hong Liu, Qiaoduo Zhang and Qianru Sun. Human Action Classification Based on Sequential Bag-of-Words Model. International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), December 5-10, 2014, Bali, Indonesia. [Paper(PDF)]

Hong Liu, Zilin Liang and Qianru Sun. Robust Tracking with Discriminative Ranking Middle-level Patches. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2014, 11:68. doi: 10.5772/ 58430. [Paper(PDF)]

Qianru Sun, Wenmin Wang and Hong Liu. A study of human actions representation in video sequences. CAAI Transactions on Intelligent Systems, 8(3): 189-198, June 2013.

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu. Inferring Ongoing Human Activities Based on Recurrent Self-Organizing Map Trajectory. The 24th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2013), Pages 11.1-11.10, September 9-13, 2013, Bristol, U.K.. [Paper(PDF)]

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu. Learning Spatio-Temporal Co-occurrence Correlograms for Efficient Human Action classification. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2013), Pages 3220-3224, September 15-18, 2013, Melbourne, Australia. [Paper(PDF)]

Qianru Sun, Hong Liu. Action Disambiguation Analysis Using Normalized Google-Like Distance Correlogram. The 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2012 oral), Pages 425-437, November 5-9, 2012, Daejeon, Korea. (Acceptance Rate 3.6%) [Paper(PDF)]