Assistant Research Professor in the Robotics Institute, Computer Vision Group at
Carnegie Mellon University

Cooperative Research Fellow in the Institute of Industrial Science at the
University of Tokyo

Research Interests: computer vision, human activity forecasting, first-person vision, inverse reinforcement learning, deep learning, assistive technologies for the blind
June 2017: Looking for Two Postdocs in Robotics + Vision + HCI to work with Chieko Asakawa and me. Project focus is on assisting the blind using a robotic system and computer vision. Looking for experience with ROS, control, point clouds, deep learning and user studies. Must have mechanical engineering and robotics programming experience.
Aug 2017: Looking for PhD student in Robotics (Computer Vision) to work on large-scale human activity understanding from video (both first person and surveillance).
Aug 2017: Looking for MS student in Robotics (Computer Vision and Computer Graphics) to work on training deep learning models with computer graphics generated data.

Short Bio
Assistant Research Professor at CMU (current)
Systems Scientist at CMU (2013-2016)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CMU with Martial Hebert and Drew Bagnell (2011-2013)
Jyokyo (Research Associate / Assistant Professor) at UEC Tokyo (2008-2011)
Visiting scholar at UCSD with Serge Belongie (2010)
University of Tokyo (MS 2005, PhD 2008)
Engineer at KLA-Tencor (2000-2003)
University of Southern California (BS, Electrical Engineering 2000)


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Research Projects

Current Students
Nicholas Rhinehart (PhD RI)
Cole Gleason (PhD HCII with Jeff Bigham)
Xiaofang Wang (PhD RI)
Yan Xu (PhD ECE)
Mohit Sharma (MSRI'18)
Arjun Sharma (MSRI'18)
Tanmay Shankar (MSRI'18 with Katharina Muelling)
Xinshuo Weng (MSCV'17)
Shangxuan Wu (MSCV'17)
Anubhav Ashok (MSCV'17)
Yifan (Jim) Xing (MSCV'17)
Pengju (Jimmy) Jin (MSCS'17))


Current Research Staff
Dragan Ahmetovic (RI Postdoc with Chieko Asakawa)
Joao Guerreiro (RI Postdoc with Chieko Asakawa)
Uran Oh (RI Postdoc with Chieko Asakawa)
Dong-hyun Yoo (RI Postdoc)
Eshed Ohn-Bar (RI Postdoc)
Tatsuya Ishihara (RI Engineer)
Xiang Xu (RI Intern / CMU SCS)
Heng Yu (RI Intern / Tsinghua)
Xinyuan Yu (RI Intern / ETH)


External Research Collaborators
Vishnu Boddeti (Michigan State University)
Joachim Groeger (CMU/Amazon)
Fares Beainy (Volvo Construction)
Hironobu Takagi (IBM Research)
Yoichi Sato (University of Tokyo)
Hideki Koike (Tokyo Tech)


Lab Alumni
Rajat Singh (RI Intern'17 - Siemens USA)
Ryo Yonetani (RI Visiting Professor'17 / Univ Tokyo)
Xinlei Pan (RI Intern'17 / UC Berkeley)
Hernisa Kacorri (HCII Postdoc 16-17 - UMD Assistant Prof.)
Vincent Liu (ECE:BS'17 - CMU ECE MS)
Timothy Brooks (PHIL:BA'17 Google Comp Photo)
Wataru Yamazaki (RI:Intern'16 - NAIST PhD)
Yubo 'Claire' Zhang (MS-CIV'16 - CMU MSRI'19)
Noranart Vesdapunt (MSCV'16 - Microsoft Research)
Jonathan Shen (MSCV'16 - Google Brain)
Yu Fang (Judy) Chang (MSCV'16 - Google)
Syed Zahir Bokhari (MSCV'16 - Facebook)
Yu Zhang (MSCV'16 - Google X)
Haoqi Fan (MSCV'16 - Facebook)
Wei-Chiu Ma (MSRI'16 - MIT Phd)
Rohit Girdhar (MSRI'16 - CMU PhD)
Namhoon Lee (MSCS'15 - Oxford PhD)
Minghuang Ma (MSRI'15 - Apple)
De-An Huang (MSRI'14 - Stanford PhD)
Akanksha Saran (MSRI'14 - UT Austin PhD)
Cheng Li (RISS'13 - SenseTime Lead Researcher)