About Me

I'm Ke (Richard) Xu. I am a first-year Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Ram Nevatia. I am affiliated with the IRIS Computer Vision Lab. My broad research interest lies in computer vision and machine learning. My current focus is adversarial learning and video understanding.

Before coming to USC, I graduated with M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Katie Driggs-Campbell and Prof. Volodymyr Kindratenko. During my time at UIUC, I had research experience with deep learning, autonomous driving, distributed training, and remote sensing.


  • I will be a Perception Intern at NVIDIA Autonomous Vehicles Team the summer of 2020. I will be working on obstacle perception algorithm development (detection, tracking, association...).

Autonomous Driving

Vehicle Decision Making

Distributed Deep Learning

Deep Learning & Remote Sensing