I will be joining Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in Fall of 2021. I am now a Postdoc Researcher at Caltech and a Visiting Researcher at NVIDIA working with Prof. Anima Anandkumar. Prior to this, I obtained my Ph.D. from UMass Amherst, advised by Prof. Erik Learned-Miller. I regularly publish at top computer vision conferences including CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV. My paper, SuperSloMo, was recognized as one of ten coolest paper from CVPR 2018. I received Adobe Fellowship and NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship in 2019. See my homepage to learn more about me and my research.
In addition to providing financial support and resources to study, conduct research, and attend academic events, as an advisor, I will also provide my students with first-hand research guidance and experiences. All my students are encouraged to do internships in industry during their Ph.D. study to expand their research area, meet new people, and see what doing research in industry looks like. My connections to industry from my previous experiences and being in Boston make the industrial collaboration very easy.
Dynamic scene understanding and synthesis. We live in a 3D visual world, which is constantly in motion. How to build a holistic 3D scene understanding model unifying appearance, geometry, motion, and semantics, to allow a machine to understand and re-create visual scenes more effectively?
Compositional and multimodal visual reasoning. We humans learn concepts in a compositional manner: an event consists of different actions, an action is composed of different objects, and an object can be decomposed into different parts. How can we teach machines to perform compositional reasoning, to allow learning from a few examples and better dealing with out-of-distribution test data? Visual reasoning is also multimodal. Kids, for instance, learn new concepts and knowledge from reading books with pictures and text. How can we teach machines to develop visual intelligence using natural language as a scaffold?
Enhancing photography experiences in the mobile era. Taking photos has never been so easy with smartphones. The latest smartphones are usually equipped with powerful computational resources, cameras, and sensors, such as LiDar and Dual Pixel, which provide us with great opportunities to improve users’ photography experiences of recording and sharing their daily lives in the mobile era.
For prospective graduate students, please follow the college's graduate admissions process. You may indicate your interest in working with me in your statement. The deadline is December 15 and GRE is not required. At the same time, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Please include your CV, GitHub link (if any), and the most representative publication (if any) in your email.
For current Northeastern master's and undergraduate students, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your CV, transcript, and a potential research direction that you are interested in.
For visiting students and research interns, there are openings in my lab for long-term visits (six months or longer) starting from Fall of 2021. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com. In your email, please include your CV, GitHub link (if any), the most representative publication (if any), and a potential research direction that you'd like to investigate during your visit.
Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern is rising at an unprecedented pace. In 2019, the college received a $50 million endowment from Mr. and Mrs. Khoury. All of this money will be spent on you, the students, to improve your learning experiences and help build your career at Khoury. The high ranking of Northeastern University in the famous csrankings.org clearly reveals the strategic past and on-going investment of the university and the college. Check out this video to see greetings from the Dean of Khoury College. Apply today to join us!
Northeastern University's flagship Boston campus is located in the heart of the historical, progressive, and beautiful Boston city. You can easily find museums, art studios, theaters, trails, shopping malls, and many other places to hang around. If you happen to be a sport fan, there are The New England Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, and so on. All of these may make your living and study in Northeastern colorful and memorable. Northeastern University is surrounded by other renowned universities. Attending seminars, workshops, and conferences are very convenient, where you may meet new friends, collaborators, internship mentors, future colleagues, and so on. There are also offices of leading tech companies, including Google, Facebook, NVIDIA, Adobe, Amazon, iRobot, and etc, in the Boston area. Building collaboration with the industry is thus very easy. Check out this video to learn more about Boston and this one about the campus of Northeastern University.