Junbin ZHANG (Thomas)

I am a PhD candidate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. I am working for UBC Digital Multimedia Lab (DML), adviced by a nice supervisor Dr. Panos Nasiopoulos.

I received my M.A.Sc degree also from UBC, under the supervision of Dr. Julia Rubin. Before coming to UBC, I received two B.Eng. degrees (as a "2 + 2" program) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Sun Yet-sen University.

Research Interests:

  • My PhD is focused on detection of manipulated images and videos (e.g., detection of deepfakes and AI-synthesized images).
  • I am also working on projects related to multimedia technology (e.g., high dynamic range, tone mapping, virtual reality).
  • I worked on mobile security and privacy (e.g., static taint analysis) for my master's degree.

For more details,

please check my Google Scholar profile!

Junbin Zhang, Hamidreza Tohidypour, Yixiao Wang, Panos Nasiopoulos. Shallow-and Deep-fake Image Manipulation Localization Using Deep Learning. International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2023.

Junbin Zhang, Yixiao Wang, Hamidreza Tohidypour, Mahsa T Pourazad, Panos Nasiopoulos. A Generative Adversarial Network Based Tone Mapping Operator for 4K HDR Images. International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2023.

Junbin Zhang, Yingying Wang, Lina Qiu, Julia Rubin. Analyzing Android Taint Analysis Tools: FlowDroid, Amandroid, and DroidSafe. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2021.

Vijayaraghavan Thirumalai, Javier Ribera, Jie Xiang, Junbin Zhang, Maryam Azimi, Jalil Kamali, Panos Nasiopoulos. A Subjective Method for Evaluating Foveated Image Quality in HMDs. SID's Digest of Technical Papers, 2020.

2020 to now: The University of British Columbia

Degree: PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Panos Nasiopoulos

2014 - 2017: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Degree: B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering with First Class Honors

Final Year Project: Super-resolution using Random Forests

Supervisor: Dr. Wan-Chi Siu

2012 - 2017: Sun Yet-sen University

Degree: Bechalor in Engineering

For more details,

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2015-2016: HSBC

Position: HTS Industrial Placement Trainee of Global Banking and Markets, HSS IT

Responsibilities: worked for two teams which developed BPM of HSBC and a product called HSBCnet. Involved in data analysis, server management and maintenance, products and programs development and testing.

2017 to now: Teaching Assistant at UBC

- 2022W1, 2021W2 and 2020W2: Capstone Design Project (CPEN/ELEC 491/494)

- 2021W1 and 2017W2: Introduction to Computer Security (CPEN 442)

- 2020W1: Building Modern Web Applications (CPEN 400A)

- 2018S and 2017W1: Introduction to Computation in Engineering Design (APSC 160)

- 2018W1: Software Testing and Analysis (CPEN 422)

2017: SPLASH

Student Volunteer

2016: HUAWEI Code Craft

The Shenzhen Area Site Silver Medal

2014: Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Honorable Mention

2013: Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Meritorious Winner

Students from the courses I am TAing can find my availability from the below calendar. Please send an invitation to zjbthomas@gmail.com to arrange an meeting.