Image Embedding into Generative Adversarial Networks

  • Rameen Abdal

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


We propose an e cient algorithm to embed a given image into the latent space of StyleGAN. This embedding enables semantic image editing operations that can be applied to existing photographs. Taking the StyleGAN trained on the FFHQ dataset as an example, we show results for image morphing, style transfer, and expression transfer. Studying the results of the embedding algorithm provides valuable insights into the structure of the StyleGAN latent space. We propose a set of experiments to test what class of images can be embedded, how they are embedded, what latent space is suitable for embedding, and if the embedding is semantically meaningful.
Date of AwardApr 14 2020
Original languageEnglish (US)
Awarding Institution
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
SupervisorPeter Wonka (Supervisor)


  • Generative modeling
  • GANs
  • Image Embedding
  • Image editing
  • StyleGAN
  • Deep Learning

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