I am a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. I am a member of the Visual Machines Group, advised by Prof. Achuta Kadambi. Before joining UCLA, I received my undergraduate degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, advised by Prof. Wan-Chi Siu.

Research Interest

Despite the remarkable performance of deep learning, the models usually suffer from generalization issues when their training sets are not sufficiently large or diverse. Human intelligence, on the other hand, is capable of learning with a few samples, and one of the potential reasons for this is that we use other prior knowledge to generalize to unseen data and new environments. I am interested in enabling machines with such capability. More specifically, I am working on bridging deep learning with some physical priors and inductive biases for various applications in computer vision, computational imaging, and healthcare.


  • July 2022: Two papers accepted to ECCV 2022.
  • July 2022: One paper accepted to ICCP 2022.
  • March 2022: One paper accepted to CVPR 2022.


(* Indicates equal contribution)

Not Just Streaks: Towards Ground Truth for Single Image Deraining
ECCV, 2022
Yunhao Ba*, Howard Zhang*, Ethan Yang, Akira Suzuki, Arnold Pfahnl, Chethan Chinder Chandrappa, Celso de Melo, Suya You, Stefano Soatto, Alex Wong, Achuta Kadambi
MIME: Minority Inclusion for Majority Group Enhancement of AI Performance
ECCV, 2022
Pradyumna Chari, Yunhao Ba, Shreeram Athreya, Achuta Kadambi
Style Transfer with Bio-realistic Appearance Manipulation for Skin-tone Inclusive rPPG
ICCP, 2022
Yunhao Ba*, Zhen Wang*, Kerim Doruk Karinca, Oyku Deniz Bozkurt, Achuta Kadambi
Synthetic Generation of Face Videos with Plethysmograph Physiology
CVPR, 2022
Zhen Wang*, Yunhao Ba*, Pradyumna Chari, Oyku Deniz Bozkurt, Gianna Brown, Parth Patwa, Niranjan Vaddi, Laleh Jalilian, Achuta Kadambi
Deep Shape from Polarization
ECCV, 2020
Yunhao Ba, Alex Gilbert*, Franklin Wang*, Jinfa Yang, Rui Chen, Yiqin Wang, Lei Yan, Boxin Shi, Achuta Kadambi
Blending Diverse Physical Priors with Neural Networks
arXiv, 2019
Yunhao Ba*, Guangyuan Zhao*, Achuta Kadambi
Visual Physics: Discovering Physical Laws from Videos
arXiv, 2019
Pradyumna Chari*, Chinmay Talegaonkar*, Yunhao Ba*, Achuta Kadambi