People

SHI Lab @ UO

The name SHI stands for Synergetic & Holistic Intelligence in my initial thoughts. It can also be interpreted as Surpass Human Intelligence as pointed out by one of my early mentors: it is indeed a pragmatic goal for many research problems in AI, especially in Computer Vision.

PhD Students:

  • Ali Hassani, CIS, UO, 2020.06 - Present

  • Kai Wang, CIS, UO, 2020.06 - Present

  • Najmul Hassan, CIS, UO, 2020.06 - Present (UO Promising Scholar Award)

  • Gong Zhang, CIS, UO, 2019.11 - Present (Provisional, Co-advise with Prof. Dejing Dou)

  • Shravan Kale, CIS, UO, 2019.09 - 2020.06 (Provisional)

MS Students:

  • Trevor Bergstrom, CIS, UO, 2019.10 - 2020.09

Visiting Students:

Prospective students, learn more ...

IFP Group @ UIUC

The IFP Group was founded by Professor Thomas S. Huang (1936 - 2020) in the late 80s, started as Image Formation and Processing Group at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Over the years, the IFP Group has pursued research and innovation beyond images, including Image and Video Coding, Multimodal Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia Annotation and Search, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Big Data, Deep Learning and High Performance Computing.

I have been fortunate to be part of this legendary group for my PhD studies, and later to co-lead the group and continue to learn from Prof. Huang in the last few years. I continue to advise some of the current PhD students after the passing of Prof. Huang in April, 2020. I am forever grateful to Prof. Huang for his mentoring, support and friendship.

I am also always thankful for the great support from many colleagues, friends and collaborators on IFP matters over the recent years. The thank you list includes but not limited to Prof. Bruce Hajek, Prof. Wen-mei Hwu, Prof. Zhi-Pei Liang, Prof. Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Prof. T. Kesavadas, Prof. Robert Brunner, Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore, Prof. Michael L. Oezle, Dr. Jinjun Xiong, Dr. Jeff Ludwig, Dr. Tod Courtney, Ken Terao, Prof. Heng Ji, Prof. Naira Hovakimyan, Dr. Patty Jones, Catherine Somers, Dawn Goeddel, Paritosh Garg, Christine Walls, Marsha Dunlap, Sandy Helregel etc. Thank you!

Remembering Tom and Margaret [Website, Video(Youtube), Video(Bilibili), New CVPR Thomas S. Huang Memorial Prize]

PhD Students:

MS Students:

    • Haoming Lu, ECE, UIUC, 2018.08 - 2020.05 (After: Scientist, Amazon AWS Shanghai AI Lab)

    • Mang Tik Chiu, CS, UIUC, 2018.08 - 2019.12 (After: PhD Program, ECE, UIUC)

    • Zhonghao Wang, ECE, UIUC, 2018.02 - 2019.05 (After: PhD Program, ECE, UIUC)

    • Siwei Tang, Mechanical Engineering, UIUC, 2018.10 - 2019.05 (After: Researcher, SenseTime)

    • Tianxi Zhao, ECE, UIUC, 2017.04 - 2019.05 (After: Software Engineer at Microsoft)

Visiting Students:

    • Yiqun Mei, Undergrad, CS, UIUC, 2019.10 - 2020.08 (After: PhD Program, SmileLab, Northeastern)

    • Zilong Huang, Visiting PhD Student, CS, HUST, 2018.10 - 2019.12 (After: Researcher, Alibaba Damo Academy)

    • Hao Li, Visiting Undergrad Intern, EE, Tsinghua University, 2019.07 - 2019.09 (After: PhD Program, MMLab, CUHK)

    • Zhiqiang Shen, Visiting PhD Student, CS, Fudan University, 2017.08 - 2019.03 (After: Postdoc, CMU)

    • Jiachen Li, Visiting Undergrad Intern, EE, SJTU, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (After: PhD Program, ECE, UIUC)

    • Rui Qian, Visiting Undergrad Intern, CS, PKU, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (After: PhD Program, SE3 Vision Lab, Cornell)

    • Jianbo Jiao, Visiting PhD Student, CS, CityU Hong Kong, 2017.08 - 2018.07 (After: Postdoc, VGG, Oxford)

    • Zhichao Liu, Visiting Undergrad Intern, CS, PKU, 2017.06 - 2017.09 (After: MS Program, CS, UMD)

The Postdoc and Friend:

    • Yunchao Wei, BJTU & NUS, 2017.08 - 2019.09 (After: DECRA Fellow/Lecturer, UTS. Co-supervised with Prof. Thomas S. Huang)

Note: only students that I officially advise or supervise at UIUC are listed here.

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center @ Yorktown Heights, NY

As a researcher, engineer, and team lead, I worked closely with many great IBMers from both IBM T. J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights, NY, and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in Cambridge, MA. Together we have won some prestigious and tough competitions, published fun research in top conferences, and built efficient and useful tools and systems. I also work closely with IBM AI Horizon Networks.

Summer Interns:

    • Yunhui Guo, CS, UCSD, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (with Rogerio Feris, Abhishek Kumar)

    • Yandong Li, CS, UCF, 2018.05 - 2018.08 (with Rogerio Feris)