Hi, I am currently a master student at ETH Zürich, working closely with Autonomous Systems Lab. I am passionate about 3D scene reconstruction and understanding.

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[2024-01-01] “Panoptic Vision-Language Feature Fields” is accepted by IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.


  • Master in Robotics, Systems and Control, ETH Zürich, 2021-2024 (expected)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2017-2021
    • GPA: 3.95/4.00 (rank: 1st); National Scholarship (2020)


    Panoptic Vision-Language Feature Fields

    Haoran Chen, Kenneth Blomqvist, Francesco Milano and Roland Siegwart. "Panoptic Vision-Language Feature Fields." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2024

    In this paper, we proposed a open-vocabulary panoptic system based on neural fields for scene understanding. Our method implicitly reconstructs the scene geometry from 2D images and simultaneously gains panoptic informaiton from 2D proposals computed by off-the-shelf 2D networks.

Course Projects

$^*$ denotes equal contribution.

    Learning Temporally Consistent 3D Robot Mapping

    Weining Ren$^*$, Haoran Chen$^*$. Supervised by Dr. Lukas Schmid and Prof. Jen Jen Chung.

    In this project, we developed a 3D GRU fusion layer based on NeuralBlox and proposed an observation memory function with free space encoding to capture temporal changes when mapping in a dynamic environment.

    Large Scale 3D Reconstruction with GPS data

    Haoran Chen. Supervised by Silvan Weder and Dr. Mihai Dusmanu.

    In this project, we focused on recovering metric when using structure-from-motion, and proposed a GPS-based localization method to improve the retrieval efficiency and optimize large scale scene reconstruction.

    System Design and Implementation of a Mecanum Wheel Robot

    Haoran Chen. Supervised by Prof. Yujiang Zeng.

    In this project, we designed and implemented a platform for a Mecanum wheeled mobile robot, including signal control of hardware units and logical control of ROS nodes with remote display. The system includes SLAM algorithms (gmapping and cartographer). We evaluated the mapping quality for indoor scenes.



$^*$ denotes equal contribution.

    2019 OpenPOWER+OpenCAPI Heterogeneous Computing Design Contest

    Zongyang Tong$^*$, Haoran Chen$^*$ and Jinhao Kuang$^*$. Supervised by Prof. Donghong Zuo.

    Team won the Second Prize of National Finals. We designed the software and the convolution unit on hardware for computation acceleration, implemented the Meta-Pruning algorithm on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), and achieved an overall 23.5% speed increase of model inferring by using an FPGA+CPU hybrid operation mode.

    2020 COMAP MCM/ICM Contest

    Shuang Huang$^*$, Yue Pan$^*$ and Haoran Chen$^*$. Supervised by Prof. Jianbin Li.

    Team was designated Finalist. We analyzed systematically the football matches from provided data for teaming strategies, and extracted the key factors that contributed to positive results of football matches and visualized our findings.