About Me

I am currently a research scientist in the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Singapore. I received my Bachelor's degree (B.Eng.) in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), China in 2005 and Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore in 2011. I have worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) and Google Inc. (Mountian View, CA) in year 2009 and 2010, respectively. My research interests are computer vision, machine learning and multimedia computing.
 
Email me: bingbing Dot ni At adsc Dot com Dot sg
 
 
 
 
Selected Journal Publications:
(1) B. Ni, P. Moulin, and S. Yan, Order Preserving Sparse Coding, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2014 (accepted). Code (by request)
(2) B. Ni, S. Yan, and P. Moulin, Pose Adaptive Motion Feature Pooling for Human Action Analysis, International Journal of Computer Vision, 2014.
(3) B. Ni, M. Xu, T. Nguyen, M. Wang, C. Lang, Z. Huang, and S. Yan, Touch Saliency: Characteristics and Prediction, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2014.
(4) T. Li, H. Chang, M. Wang, B. Ni, R. Hong, and S. Yan, Crowd Scene Analysis: A Survey, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2014 (accepted).
(5) M. Wang, W. Li, D. Liu, B. Ni, J. Shen, and S. Yan, Faciliating Image Search with a Scalable and Compact Semantic Mapping, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics (B), 2014 (accepted).
(6) B. Ni, P. Yong, P. Moulin, and S. Yan, Multi-Level Depth and Image Fusion for Human Activity Detection, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics (B), 2013.PDF Code (HARL) (for Dropbox downloading: Public Account: adscrgbdactivity@gmail.com; password: ADSC2013)
(7) T. Nguyen, B. Ni, H. Liu, W. Xia, J. Luo, M. Kankanhalli, and S. Yan, Image Re-Attentionalizing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2013.PDF
(8) B. Ni, S. Yan, M. Wang, Q. Tian, A. Kassim, and B. Cheng, High-order Context Modeling by Spatialized Random Forest, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2012.PDF Code (Random Forest)
(9) B. Ni, M. Xu, B. Cheng, M. Wang, Q. Tian and S. Yan, Learning to Photograph: a Compositional Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2012.PDF Dataset
(10) M. Wang, B. Ni, X.S. Hua, and T.S. Chua, Assistive Tagging: A Survey of Multimedia Tagging with Human-Computer Joint Exploration, ACM Computing Surveys, 2012.PDF
(11) T. Wang, G. Dai, B. Ni, D. Xu, and F. Siewe, A Distance Measure between Labeled Combinatorial Maps, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2012.PDF
(12) B. Ni, Z. Song, and S. Yan, Web Image and Video Mining towards Universal and Robust Age Estimator, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2011. PDF Code
(13) B. Ni, S. Yan, and A. Kassim, Learning a Propagable Graph for Semi-supervised Learning: Classification and Regression, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2011.PDF Code
(14) Y. Zhou, B. Ni, S. Yan, and T.S. Huang, Recognizing Pairwise Activities by Causality Analysis, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2011.
(15) J. Feng, B. Ni, and S. Yan, Histogram Contextualizing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2010.PDF Code
(16) B. Ni, A. Kassim, and S. Winkler, A Hybrid Framework for 3D Human Motion Tracking, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2008.PDF
 
Selected Conference Publications:
(1) B. Ni, T. Li, and P. Moulin, Beta Process Multiple Kernel LearningCVPR, 2014.
(2) B. Ni, V. Ramkrishnan, and P. Moulin, Multiple Granularity Analysis for Fine-grained Action Detection, CVPR, 2014. 
(3) Y. Zhou, B. Ni, S. Yan, P. Moulin, and Q. Tian, Pipelining Localized Semantic Features for Fine-Grained Action Recognition, ECCV, 2014. PDF Code
(4) B. Ni and P. Moulin, Manipulation Words Discovery: A Nonparametric Bayesian Approach, ICCV, 2013.
(5) B. Ni, P. Moulin, and S. Yan, Order Preserving Sparse Coding for Sequence Classification, ECCV, 2012.PDF Code (by request)
(6) B. Ni, M. Xu, and S. Yan, Touch Saliency, ACM Multimedia, 2012. PDF
(7) B. Ni, M. Xu, S. Yan, and P. Moulin, Omni-Range Spatial Context for Visual Recognition , CVPR, 2012.PDF
(8) B. Ni, C.  Nguyen, and P. Moulin, RGB-D Camera Based Get-up Event Detection for Hospital Fall Prevention, ICASSP, 2012.PDF Code and Dataset
(9) Z. Song, B. Ni, D. Guo, T. Sim, and S. Yan, Learning Universal Multi-view Age Estimator by Video Contexts, ICCV, 2011.PDF Code Dataset
(10) B. Ni, G. Wang, and P. Moulin, RGBD-HuDaAct:A Color-Depth Video Database for Human Daily Activity Recognition, ICCV Workshop, 2011.PDF Dataset Code (for Dropbox downloading: Public Account: adscrgbdactivity@gmail.com; password: ADSC2013  )
(11) J. Feng, B. Ni, and S. Yan, Geometric Lp Norm Feature Pooling for Image Classification, CVPR, 2011.PDF
(12) B. Cheng, B. Ni, S. Yan, and Q. Tian, Learning to Photograph, ACM Multimedia, 2010 (oral).PDF Dataset
(13) B. Ni, Z. Song, and S. Yan, Web Image Mining Towards Universal Age Estimator, ACM Multimedia, 2009 (oral).PDF Code
(14) B. Ni, S. Yan, and A. Kassim, Contextualizing Histogram, CVPR, 2009.PDF Code
(15) B. Ni, S. Yan, and A. Kassim, Recognizing Human Group Activities with Localized Causalities, CVPR, 2009.PDF Dataset (Trajectory) Dataset (Video)
(16) B. Ni, S. Yan, and A. Kassim, Directional Stationary Markov Features, ICASSP, 2009.
(17) B. Ni, S. Yan, A. Kassim and L. F. Cheong, Learning by PropagabilityICDM, 2008 (oral).PDF Code
(18) M. Xu, B. Ni, J. Tang and S. Yan, Image Re-emotionalizing, PCM, 2012, (Best Paper Award).PDF

 
Awards
(1) First Prize, International Competition on Human Action Recognition and Localization (HARL), 2012.
(2) PCM 2011, Best Paper Award on the paper Image Re-emotionalizing, 2011.
(3) IBM Research Center, Watson, Emerging Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing, 2010.
(4) PREMIA Singapore, Best Student Paper Award on the paper Learning by Propagability, 2008.