Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

publish also as Wang Yifan

Computational Imaging Lab, Stanford

I’m a postdoc at the Computational Imaging Lab in Stanford University working with Professor Gordon Wetzstein. My area of research lies in applying machine learning techniques, especially deep learning, to challenging image and geometry processing problems.

I obtained my PhD from the Interactive Geometry Lab at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Olga Sorkine-Hornung. During my PhD study, I have had the honour to work at the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Visual Entertainment (AICFVE) in Beijing Film Academy, the Imaging and Video group at Disney Research Zurich, the Creative Intelligence Lab at Adobe Research in Seattle, and the vision group at DeepMind.

I am a Apple AI/ML fellow and a recipient of the Swiss Postdoc.Mobility fellowship and ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis.


11/2022: I was rewarded an ETH Medal for my dissertation.

09/2022: Our paper Generative Neural Articulated Radiance Fields (GNARF) was accepted to NeurIPS 2022.

06/2022: I received the Swiss Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation.

01/2022: I defended my Ph.D. thesis and will start a new journey as a post-doc researcher in Prof. Gordon Wetzstein’s lab at Stanford. My thesis can be downloaded here from ETH Library

01/2022: After being rejected at NeurIPS 2021, Implicit Displacement Fields (IDF) is accepted to ICLR 2022. We thank all the reviewers, including both at NeurIPS and ICLR, for their time, hardwork and valuable advice. Overall, I had a great experience with Open Review."

Teaching and Mentorship



  • I co-supervised the following master theses and semester projects:
    • Sep 2020: Lukas Rahmann (Master thesis)
    • May 2020: Viviane Yang (Semester project)
    • Jan 2020: Lixin Xue (Semeter project)
    • Feb 2019: Lea auf der Maur (Master thesis)
    • Mar 2019: Felice Seren (Semester Project)