I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester and an affiliated faculty member of the Goergen Institute for Data Science. My research originates in computer vision and tackles interdisciplinary topics, including video understanding, audio-visual learning, vision and language, and methods for trustworthy AI. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2016.
Prospective Students:I'm also looking for high-motivated students. If you are interested in working with me, please apply URCS PhD program (no application fee) and mention my name in your personal statement.
09/2023 - 1 paper accepted at NeurIPS'23.
09/2023 - Received a $600k NIH grant and a $100k Sony grant.
08/2023 - To serve as an Area Chair for CVPR'24.
08/2023 - Received a $60k grant from the Center of Excellence in Data Science as PI.
07/2023 - 1 paper accepted at ICCV'23, and 1 paper accepted at UIST'23.
06/2023 - Graduated #4 Ph.D. Dr. Zhiheng Li, who joined Amazon AWS Bedrock as a research scientist.
05/2023 - Zhiheng Li to present in CVPR'23 Doctoral Consortium.
04/2023 - To serve as an Area Chair for ACM Multimedia'23.
02/2023 - 2 papers accepted at CVPR'23.
12/2022 - To serve as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.
10/2022 - Received a $60k grant from Sony.
09/2022 - Graduated #3 Ph.D. Dr. Jing Shi, who joined Adobe Research as a research scientist.
07/2022 - 1 paper accepted at ACM Multimedia'22, and 1 paper accepted at ECCV'22.
06/2022 - Graduated #2 Ph.D. Dr. Yapeng Tian, who joined UT Dallas as a t-t assistant professor.
05/2022 - Graduated #1 Ph.D. Dr. Lele Chen, who joined Oppo US Research as a staff research scientist.
05/2022 - Received a $574k DOE NNSA grant as Co-PI.
04/2022 - Yapeng Tian to present in CVPR'22 Doctoral Consortium.
04/2022 - Received a $375k NSF CDS&E grant as Co-PI.
02/2022 - 4 papers accepted at CVPR'22.
01/2022 - Team won a $5.9 million DARPA PTG award.
12/2021 - Received a $7k gift from Adobe.
11/2021 - Received a $70k gift from Corning.
11/2021 - Received a $20k seed grant from GIDS as Co-PI.
11/2021 - Received a $400k grant from Facebook (now Meta) as PI.
09/2021 - Received a $10k gift from Adobe.
09/2021 - Received a $60k grant from the Center of Excellence in Data Science as PI.
07/2021 - 5 papers accepted at ICCV'21.
06/2021 - Received the James P. Wilmot Distinguished Professorship.
06/2021 - Received a $70k University Research Award as Co-PI.