Xianhang Li

Hi! I’m a Ph.D student in computer science at University of California, Santa Cruz. My adviser is Prof. Cihang Xie. My research interest is on computer vision and deep learning, with particular interests in action recognition, video classification and video synthesis.

My resume can be downloaded through this link CV.


  • [2023/9] CLIPA is accepted by NeurIPS 2023. In addition, we release our best model, CLIPA-G/14, which attains 83.0% zero-shot ImageNet top-1 accuracy.

  • [2022/10/24] One paper was accepted in NeruaIPS ML Safty Workshop 2022.

  • [2022/7/8] One paper was accepted in ECCV 2022.

  • [2022/6/13] Started my summer intern at ByteDance with Dr. Peng Wang.

  • [2022/1/28] One paper was accepted in ICLR 2022.

  • [2021/10/4] One paper was accepted in WACV 2022.

  • [2021/06/13] I will join UCSC as a Ph.D. student!

  • [2021/01/13] One paper was accepted in ICLR 2021.

  • [2020/02/24] One paper was accepted in CVPR 2020.

Publications [Full List]


An Inverse Scaling Law for CLIP Training
Xianhang Li*, Zeyu Wang* and Cihang Xie
NeurIPS 2023.
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In Defense of Image Pre-Training for Spatiotemporal Recognition
Xianhang Li, Huiyu Wang, Chen Wei, Jieru Mei, Alan Yuille, Yuyin Zhou and Cihang Xie
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV'22), 2022.
[PDF] [Code]


Pose-guided Generative Adversarial Net for Novel View Action Synthesis
Xianhang Li, Junhao Zhang, Kunchang Li, Shruti Vyas, Yogesh S Rawat
Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Visions (WACV'22), 2022.


CT-Net: Channel Tensorization Network for Video Classification
Kunchang Li*, Xianhang Li*, Yali Wang*, Jun Wang, Yu Qiao
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR'21), 2021.
[PDF] [Code]


SmallBigNet: Integrating Core and Contextual Views for Video Classification
Xianhang Li*, Yali Wang*, Zhipeng Zhou*, Yu Qiao
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'20), 2020.
[PDF] [Code]



  • ByteDance Intelligent Creation Lab

    Research Intern      Moutain view, USA, 2022.06 - Present

    Efficient Video Training     One paper was submitted to CVPR2023

  • Center for Research in Computer Vision(CRCV) in UCF

    Research Assistant      Orlando, USA, 2020.05 - 2020.08

    Cross-View Video Synthesis     One paper was accepted to WACV2022

  • Multimedia Research Center(MMLAB) in SIAT

    Research Assistant      Shenzhen, China, 2018.10 - 2020.10

    Video Classification      One paper was submitted to ICLR2021; the other was published on CVPR2020

  • Queen Mary University of London

    Research Assistant      London , UK, 2018.06 - 2018.10



  • 2021.09 - Present Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, USA advised by Prof. Cihang Xie

  • 2019.08 - 2021.05
    M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, USA
    GPA: 3.89/4.0
    advised by Prof. Yogesh Singh Rawat in Center for Research in Computer Vision, supported by Prof. Jun Wang.

  • 2014.09 - 2018.07
    B.E. in Telecommunications Engineering and Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications(BUPT), Beijing, China



My girlfriend and I adopted a cute cat. His name is Turing! He is also one of the mentors in my family.