About Me

I am a 5th-year Ph.D. Candidate in autonomous systems in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. I work on robotics, computer vision and machine learning with Prof. Sertac Karaman. My current research focuses on depth image prediction and reconstruction. I obtained my master's degree in 2015 from MIT, and my bachelor's degree in computer engineering in 2013 from HKUST.

Recent Updates

  • [May 12, 2018] Our work on Self-Supervised Depth Completion with LiDAR and Monocular Camera is currently the 1st on the KITTI Depth Completion Competition. Paper, codes and video will be released soon.
  • [March 26, 2018] Gave a talk on our work Sparse-to-Dense: Depth Prediction from Sparse Depth Samples and a Single Image at Nvidia GTC 2018.

Research Projects

Self-Supervised Depth Completion with LiDAR and Monocular Camera
Fangchang Ma, Guilherme Venturelli Cavalheiro, Sertac Karaman.
(under review)
Ranked 1st on the KITTI Depth Completion Competition.
Invertibility of Convolutional Generative Networks from Partial Measurements
Fangchang Ma, Ulas Ayaz, Sertac Karaman.
(under review)
Sparse-to-Dense: Depth Prediction from Sparse Depth Samples and a Single Image
Fangchang Ma, Sertac Karaman.
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018
[pdf] [bibtex] [code] [video]
Sparse Depth Sensing for Resource-Constrained Robots
Fangchang Ma, Luca Carlone, Ulas Ayaz, Sertac Karaman.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016
arXiv:1703.01398, 2017
[pdf] [extended version] [bibtex] [code] [video]
On Sensing, Agility, and Computation Requirements for a Data-gathering Agile Robotic Vehicle
Fangchang Ma, Sertac Karaman.
International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2014
arXiv:1704.02075, 2017
[pdf] [extended version] [bibtex]
Velocity estimator via fusing inertial measurements and multiple feature correspondences from a single camera
Guyue Zhou, Fangchang Ma, Zexiang Li, Tao Wang .
International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2013
[pdf] [bibtex]

Professional Activities