(1.)Basic Information

Dr. Sunny, Yun Zhang

BEng, MEng , PhD (NWPU,Xi’an)

XJTU Eye Tracking Lab 

The Institute of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (IIPPR)

XJTU Electronic Information and Engineering School 

Co-Supervisor Prof. Xuanqin Mou


Dr. Sunny, Yun Zhang is the first group of people who doing Eye tracking techniques and related research in China. Graduated from Northwestern Polytechnical University, worked in Hong Kong Polytechnic University for two years of eye tracking related research, she is a member of Xi’an Jiaotong University , Electronic Information and Engineering School, and as Chief expert consultants Tobii Electronic Technology Co.(China) www.tobii.cn.


Dr. Sunny, Yun Zhang firstly presented the conception of ‘Computational Eye Movement Model’, and published a seriesed paper on the international first class journals and conference proceedings which is indexed by EI and SCI. Since 2012, Dr. Zhang has been served as the vice-chairman of Tobii Innovation China ProjectFund Committee, carrying on the educationcommunication and promotion of eye tracking techniques for the interested university , research institutions and corporations in and around China. Research interests including eye tracking applications in human-computer interaction , psychology and ergonomics, eye tracking in image quality assessment ,in image retrieval and maps, and all the other eye tracker-related hardware and software development and OEM products. At the same time, Dr.Zhang is also active in the eye tracking techniques related social activities, such as the joint research project from Lenovo Shanghai Research Institute, Lenovo Hong Kong Research Institute, P & G Beijing R & D Center ,  L'Oreal R & D center in Guangzhou , China Telecom, China Unicom, Huawei Beijing Research Institute, Haier TV ,and etc.


Dr. Zhang  now hosts three eye movements related  national research funds and  social research funds , meanwhile, act as a major participant   in a number of  national and provincial fund projects ,published more than 7 international journals papers which are indexed by SCI and EI , dozens of important papers on national wide journals and conference proceedings .Dr. Zhang has been continuously honored as the Best Workshop Presenter of  2012 ~ 2014 UXPA (User Friendly Association) , and also be honored as the member of the Chinese Society of Ergonomics Management Professional Committee and other professional social duties.



East Building No.2 # ,Room 348. Xi'an Jiaotong University. No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049, P.R. China






XJTU Electronic Information and Engineering School 

  •  XJTU Eye Tracking Lab







Institute of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition


Co-Supuervisor Xuanqin Mou


Major research:Eye tracking techniques and the application, Image quality assessment
Main Project lists:

Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (program of cognitive computing to Visual or auditory information): the study of human visual perception model on image quality, Project financial Support: 500,000 RMB, Project ID: 90920003, January 2010 to January 2012. Project Major Participant.
  • National Natural Science Foundation: CT reconstruction under incomplete projection data based on dictionary learning method , Project financial Support: 630,000 RMB, Project ID: 61172163, January 2012 to January 2015  Project Major Participant.
  • National Natural Science Foundation: visual perception-inspired object discovery, Project financial Support: 560,000 RMB, Project ID: 61171156, January 2012 to December 2015  Project Major Participant. Responsible for visual perception model based on eye-tracking study of data acquisition and modeling.
  • National Natural Science Foundation: research on three dimensional eye tracking technology for space objects, Project financial Support: 300,000 RMB, Project ID: 60872144, January 2009 to December 2011 Project Major Participant.
  • China Doctoral Research Fund: CT reconstruction based on dictionaries and sparse representation, support amounts: Project financial Support: 120,000 RMB, Project ID: 20110201110011, January 2012 to December 2014 Project Major Participant
  • Social research project: Qing Shan Linan city smart grid information integration and advance research in the early show. Project financial Support: 180,000 RMB, January 2012 to March 2013 Project Major Participant in charge of line inspection system based on eye movement efficiency assessment.
  • Social research project: a study on transmission line intelligent judgments. Project financial Support:580,000 RMB, October 2011 to December 2012 Project Major Participant in charge of image detection algorithm.
  • Social research project: a study on transmission line intelligent image information and early-warning. Project financial Support:280,000 RMB, October 2011 to March 2012 Project Major Participant



 Tobii Electronic Technology Co.(China) Chief expert consultants 



Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking based on the company’s total market share, leading technology and a comprehensive eye tracking patent portfolio. Since 2012, Tobii China research center launched ” Tobii Innovation China Project”, which is aim to develop the most effective communication among Chinese company , Universities, and research institutes. Dr. Zhang Dr. Zhang has been served as the vice-chairman of ‘Tobii Innovation China Project Fund Committee, promoting the eye tracking technology in China, the following is some of the working projects

  • 2012 - first Tobii innovation China Fund Committee executive vice president, organize the whole fund release, review and defense work.
  • 2012 - the sixth session of the International Conference on mobile Internet -- the user experiences forum invited speaker: "eye movement technology in the application of the user experience on"
  • In 2012 June the Fifth China International Eye conference invited speakers
  • 2012, 2013 User friendly China "Eye Tracking Technology" workshops best speech scholars
  • In 2012, 2013 China human factors society thirteenth, fourteen management ergonomics conference guest speaker
  • 2012, 2013 China National Symposium on psychology workshops, -- the eye movement technology workshop invited lecturer 




 Hong Kong Polytechnical University, Hong Kong


Working in Department of Electronic an Information Engineering associated the

Co-Supervisor Prof. Zheru Chi

  •  “Eye Tracking based  Image Interpretation, Annotation and Retrieval” (Project No:B-Q07C)
  • Information Technology Application in Oncology”(Project No:1-BBZ9)
  • “Eye movement based New Biometrics research”