Huaijin (George) Chen

陳懷瑾 | Computational Imaging Lead, Vayu Robotics


I currently lead the Computational Imaging team at Vayu Robotics, focusing on enhancing autonomous vehicle perception through innovative imaging techniques. Vayu is supported by notable VCs and industry leaders, including Khosla Ventures and Lockheed Martin, and advised by globally renowned AI scientist Geoffrey Hinton.

From 2019 to 2022, I was with SenseBrain Technology, where I contributed to computational photography on smartphones. My team made strides in areas like novel image sensor, under-display camera tech, 3D ToF imaging, and neural image compression.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University in 2019, where I explored physics-aware deep learning in computational imaging, and obtained my B.S. from RIT in Imaging Science in 2013.


Jan 5, 2024 I’ll be demoing our Vayu Sense 3D sensing kit at CES 2024.
Dec 1, 2023 I’m serving as a guest editor for the ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems, please consider submitting or reviewing for our special issues on UAVs.
Nov 1, 2023 Job Opening for Camera Embedded System Engineer at Vayu
Aug 6, 2023 I co-hosted the SIGGRAPH 2023 Course on Polarization-based Visual Computing.
Apr 2, 2023 I will co-host the CVPR 2023 Tutorial on Polarization-based Computer Vision.