Brando ZHANG
🧑🏻‍💻 Effect RD@ByteDance | 🍹 Gapping

I’m now an M.S. Computer Science student in the University of Southern California. Previously, I received my B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I researched on Single-View Reconstruction, 3D Modeling, and Deep Learning there and was advised by Prof. Xiaoguang HAN.

Research Interests

My research interests are in Modeling, Animation and Human-Computer Interaction. I am committed to promoting the development of AR/VR related technologies and visual effects to reshape the way we interactive with the world.

Selected Coursework/Illustration

Cloud-based Restaurant Recommender System


This is a screenshot of our project demo in Cloud Computing (lectured by Prof. Kai HWANG). We utilized PySpark to implement Alternating Least Square (ALS) method to train and test a restaurant recommender system on 6 million Yelp reviews on AWS EMR and S3.



This is one of my favorite illustrations, which is designed for an activity calling for students to get up early for a breakfast. The word “早点来吧” is a pun for “Get up early” and “Let’s have a breakfast”. The home baker pays tribute to the idea of “Memory Bread“ in Doraemon.


This is the logo designed for Sailboat Test Arena (STAr) project. The Big Dipper implies the our object is to guide SailBots while echos to “star”, the abbreviation of this project.