I am an assistant professor of Computer Science in the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining UCF, I was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY). I was fortunate to work with Professor Thomas Huang in the Image Formation and Processing Group at the Beckman Institute in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering  in December 2013. 

My main research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, data mining,  and multimedia computing. In particular, I am interested in information and knowledge discovery, analysis and aggregation, from multiple data sources of diverse modalities (e.g., images, audios, sensors and text).  My research also aims at effectively leveraging and aggregating data shared in an open connected environment (e.g., social, sensor and mobile networks), as well as developing computational models and theory for general-purpose knowledge and information systems. My research results have been published in several venues, including CVPR, ICCV, ACM Multimedia, KDD, ICML, IEEE T. PAMI, IEEE T. KDE, Proceedings of IEEE. 

I have served or will serve as Area Chair (Senior Program Committee Member) for  ACM Multimedia, KDD, CIKM and ICME, as well as Program Committee Member for CVPR, ICCV, and ICIP.  I also was a Program Committee Chair for MMM 2016.  In addition, I have co-edited two special issues of "Deep Learning for Multimedia Computing" and "Big Media Data: Understanding, Search and Mining" for IEEE T. Multimedia and IEEE T. Big Data respecitvely. I regularly review for IEEE. T. PAMI, IEEE T. Image Processing, IEEE T. CSVT etc.

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Last updated 12/17/14