Speaker: Dr. Haofei Wang
         Pengcheng Laboratory
         Shenzhen, China.

Title   "Gaze estimation technique and its applications"

Date:   Monday, 25 September 2025

Time:   4:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue:  Lecture Theater F
        (Leung Yat Sing Lecture Theater)
        near lift 25/26, HKUST


For a better human-robot interaction, accurate measurement of
human intention is one of the keys. Human intention can be estimated by
various channels, such as language, gesture, emotion, etc. This talk will
focus on the eye gaze, which reveals human visual attention during
interaction with the environment. We discover the rotation-consistency
property in gaze estimation and introduce the 'sub-label' for unsupervised
domain adaptation, and propose the rotation-enhanced unsupervised domain
adaptation for gaze estimation. We also propose a new domain
generalization method based on gaze-consistent features. Our idea is to
consider the gaze-irrelevant factors as unfavorable interference and
disturb the training data against them, so that the model cannot fit to
these gaze-irrelevant factors, instead, only fits to the gaze-consistent
features. Our framework has the potential to be used in various computer
vision tasks with physical constraints.


Dr. Haofei Wang received the B.S. degree with distinction from Zhejiang
University, and Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from
the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is now an assistant
professor and PhD advisor with the Pengcheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, China.
He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in top conferences and
journals. His research interests include human-robot interaction, computer
vision, and augmented reality.