I am interested in researching in new technology and building new applications. I am also enthusiastic to be a teacher and help students.

I live in Amherst, MA with my wife and family, but I travel very often to NYC and Bay Area in a regular basis.

I worked in Yahoo, IBM, Microsoft, Kodak labs and NEC Labs, as a full time employee or an intern. I also co-found one company named HelloVera AI. When startup life introduced pressure, I relaxed myself by teaching at Columbia University. I am very grateful to know the many great colleagues who I have worked with.

I received my Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Prof. Thomas S. Huang), M.Phil. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Advisor: Prof. Xiaoou Tang and Prof. Jianzhuang Liu), and Bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China.

I am a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Community Service

I have been a reviewer for many conferences and journals including CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACM Multimedia, ICMR, AAAI, IJCV, TPAMI, TKDE, TMM, and etc. I occasionally serve as a panelist/reviewer for NSF.