Assistant Professor (UO Presidential Initiative for Computer Vision), CS, University of Oregon
Adjunct Assistant Professor & Graduate Faculty Member, ECE, UIUC
Other Academic Affiliations:
Faculty Affiliate, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, University of Oregon
Faculty Member, NSF Center for Big Learning
Theme Leader, C3SR (IBM-UIUC Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research)
Prospective Students & Collaborators: Contact me.
I am interested in basic research motivated by important applications. In particular I have recently worked in:
Computer Vision: classification, object detection, segmentation, activity recognition, super-resolution, etc.
Machine Learning: deep learning, weakly-supervised learning, transfer learning, efficient learning, generative models, etc.
AI Systems & Applications for Art, Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Finance, Science, Transportation, etc.
PhD & MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2014 - 2017
BE, Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, 2005 - 2009
Assistant Professor, CIS, UO, 2019.12 - Present
Graduate Faculty Member, UIUC, 2018.08 - Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor, ECE, UIUC, 2020.08 - Present
Courtesy Assistant Professor, CIS, UO, 2019.06 - 2019.12
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, ECE, UIUC, 2017.12 - 2020.08
Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 2017.11 - 2019.12
Algorithmic Trader Intern & Consultant, Jump Trading, 2016.05 - 2017.11
Visiting Scholar, LV Group, NUS, 2015.05 - 2015.07
Selected Honors & Awards
National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering (2019)
Outstanding Poster Award, MIT-IBM AI Horizons Colloquium (2019)
IEEE/ACM DAC System Design Contest 1st Place (2019)
IBM Research Accomplishment Award (2018)
IBM Invention Achievement Award (2018)
IBM Equity Award (2018)
NIST/IARPA TRECVID Activity Recognition Challenge 1st Place (2018)
Nvidia AI City Challenge 1st Place (2017)
ImageNet Video Object Detection and Tracking Challenge 2nd Place (2017)
ImageNet Video Object Detection Challenge 3rd Place (2015)