I am currently a second-year Masters student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am advised by Professor Alexei (Alyosha) Efros. In the meantime, I also work closely with Dr. Leonid Sigal from Disney Research, where I spent the summer of 2012 as a research intern. Previously, I also had the fortune to collaborate with great researchers such as Professor Antonio Torralba, Professor Guillermo Sapiro, and Professor Arindam Banerjee. In the year 2011, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with the highest honor from University of Minnesota.
I am interested in general computer vision and machine learning problems where large quantities of data (a.k.a. Big Data) are available. More specifically, my current research focuses on object detection and scene understanding using data-driven techniques, with the ultimate goal of enabling computers to achieve (approximately) the same level of intelligence as humans in perceiving and understanding the visual world.
Undoing the Damage of Dataset Bias [PDF][Project Page]
Alexei A. Efros,
Accepted for Poster in European Conference in Computer Vision (ECCV), 2012
Kernelized Probabilistic Matrix Factorization: Exploiting Graphs and Side Information [PDF][Code]
Accepted for Oral Presentation in SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), 2012