I am a Technical VP and AI Distingiushed  Scientist II at Huawei Research America. I am also the Chief Scientist overseeing and leading the R&D in Smart Cities at Huawei EI Product Department.  Prior to joining the Huawei,  I was a faculty member and the director of MAPLE (MAchine Perception and LEarning) lab at Computer Science in the University of Central Florida. Before that, 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.  I received my Bachelor and Doctor of Engineering degrees, both from Department of Automation in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

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, NIPS, IEEE T. PAMI, IEEE T. KDE, Proceedings of IEEE. 

I have served or will serve as Area Chair (Senior Program Committee Member) for  ICCV, ACM Multimedia, KDD, CIKM and ICME, as well as Program Committee Member for CVPR, ICCV, NIPS and ICIP.  I am also a Program Committee Chair for ACM MM 2020 and  MMM 2016, as well as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.  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 am also regularly reviewing for IEEE. T. PAMI, IEEE T. Image Processing, Journal of Machine Learning Rsearch and many other academic journals.  I also served as a panelist for NSF,  DoE and Sigapore AI program.

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