CHAO MA Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Email: chaoma99(at)gmail.com, chaoma(at)sjtu.edu.cn

BIOGRAPHY

I am a tenure-track assistant professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior to that, I was a postdoc researcher with Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at The University of Adelaide and working with Prof. Chunhua Shen and Prof. Ian Reid. I completed my Ph.D. study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University under the supervision of Prof. Xiaokang Yang in 2016. During the fall of 2013 to the fall of 2015, I was supported by China Scholarship Council and working with Prof. Ming-Husan Yang as a joint-training Ph.D. student at University of California, Merced. I received B. E. and M. E. from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

I am interested in computer vision and machine learning problems. Typically, I am working on (1) Visual question answering; (2) Visual object tracking; (3)Single-image super-resolution; and (4) Sketch image retrieval (recognition).

NEWS

  • 02/2019, four papers are accepted to CVPR 2019
  • 01/2019, I serve as a guest editor of Pattern Recognition Special Issue about Deep Video Analysis [call for paper]
  • 11/2018, I receive an honer from CSIG for excellent doctoral degree dissertation [link]
  • 10/2018, I will join Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a tenure-track assistant professor in January, 2019
  • 09/2018, our paper "Deep Attentive Tracking via Reciprocative Learning" is accepted to NIPS 2018
  • 07/2018, our paper "Deep Regression Tracking with Shrinkage Loss" is accepted to ECCV 2018
  • 05/2018, the journal version of our HCF tracker (ICCV'15) is accepted to TPAMI
  • 04/2018, I receive the acknowledgments from CVPR 2018 as both outstanding reviewer and emergency reviewer [link]
  • 02/2018, two papers for VQA and visual tracking are accepted to CVPR 2018
  • 02/2018, the journal version of our LCT tracker (CVPR'15) is accepted to IJCV
  • 02/2018, I gave a tutorial report on region-based detection and tracking in RVSS 2018, Kiola, Australia
  • 12/2017, I gave a talk at Sichuan University "Online visual tracking via deep regression networks" [slide]
  • 07/2017, our paper "CREST: Convolutional RESidula Learning for Visual Tracking" is accepted to ICCV 2017
  • 06/2017, I serve as a guest editor of IEEE Access special issue on sequential data modeling and its emerging applications [CFP]
  • 04/2017, I receive an award for my presentation in the VALSE webinar [presentation] [award]
  • 03/2017, our paper "Video Segmentation via Multiple Granularity Analysis" is accepted to CVPR 2017
  • 12/2016, our paper "Learning a no-reference quality metric for single-image super-resolution" is accepted to CVIU

PUBLICATIONS

Google Scholar

Xin Li, Chao Ma, Baoyuan Wu, Zhenyu He, and Ming-Hsuan Yang , "Target-Aware Deep Tracking ", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019

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Ning Wang, Yibing Song, Chao Ma, Wengang Zhou , Wei Liu, and Houqiang Li, "Unsupervised Deep Tracking ", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019

[project] [paper] [code]

Wenbo Bao, Wei-Sheng Lai, Chao Ma, Xiaoyun Zhang, Zhiyong Gao, and Ming-Hsuan Yang , "Depth-Aware Video Frame Interpolation ", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019

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Xiankai Lu, Wenguan Wang, Chao Ma, Jianbin Shen, Ling Shao, and Fatih Porikli, "See More, Know More: Unsupervised Video Object Segmentation with Co-Attention Siamese Networks", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019

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Shi Pu, Yibing Song, Chao Ma, Honggang Zhang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Deep Attentive Tracking via Reciprocative Learning", in The Thirty-second Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2018

[project] [paper] [code]

Xiankai Lu*, Chao Ma*, Bingbing Ni, Xiaokang Yang, Ian Reid, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Deep Regression Tracking with Shrinkage Loss", in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018 (* equal contribution)

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Chao Ma, Jia-Bin Huang, Xiaokang Yang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Robust Visual Tracking via Hierarchical Convolutional Features", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2018.

[project] [paper] [code]

Chao Ma, Jia-Bin Huang, Xiaokang Yang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Adaptive Correlation Filters with Long-Term and Short-Term Memory for Object Tracking," Internation Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2018.

[project] [paper] [code]

Chao Ma, Chunhua Shen, Anthony Dick, Qi Wu, Peng Wang, Anton van den Hengel, and Ian Reid, "Visual Question Answering with Memory Augmented Networks," in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.

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Yibing Song, Chao Ma, Xiaohe Wu, Lijun Gong, Linchao Bao, Wangmeng Zuo, Chunhua Shen, Rynson Lau, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "VITAL: VIsual Tracking via Adversarial Learning", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018. (Spotlight)

[project] [paper] [code]

Yibing Song, Chao Ma, Lijun Gong, Jiawei Zhang, Rynson Lau, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "CREST: Convolutional RESidula Learning for Visual Tracking," in IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.

[project] [paper] [code]

Rui Yang, Bingbing Ni, Chao Ma, Yi Xu, and Xiaokang Yang, "Video Segmentation via Multiple Granularity Analysis", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.

[paper] [supplement]

Chao Ma, Chih-Yuan Yang, Xiaokang Yang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Learning a No-reference Quality Metric for Single-Image Super-Resolution", Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2017.

[project] [code] [paper]

Yichao Yan, Bingbing Ni, Zhichao Song, Chao Ma, Yan Yan, and Xiaokang Yang, "Person Re-Identification via Recurrent Feature Aggregation", in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016.

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Chao Ma, Yi Xu, Bingbing Ni, and Xiaokang Yang, "When Correlation Filters Meet Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Tracking", IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL), 2016.

[paper] [supplement]

Chao Ma, Xiaokang Yang, Chongyang Zhang, Xiang Ruan, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Sketch Retrieval via Local Dense Stroke Features," Image and Vision Computing (IVC), 2016.

[paper] [conference version]

Chao Ma, Jia-Bin Huang, Xiaokang Yang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Hierarchical Convolutional Features for Visual Tracking," in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.

[project] [code] [paper] [slide]

Chao Ma, Xiaokang Yang, Chongyang Zhang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Long-term Correlation Tracking," in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015.

[project] [code] [paper]

Chao Ma, Xiaokang Yang, Chongyang Zhang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Learning A Temporally Invariant Representation for Visual Tracking," in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015.

[code] [paper] (Top 10% Paper)

Chih-Yuan Yang, Chao Ma, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Single Image Super-Resolution: A Benchmark," in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014.

[project] [code] [paper]

Chao Ma, Xiaokang Yang, Chongyang Zhang, Xiang Ruan, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Sketch Retrieval via Dense Stroke Features," in British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2013.

[paper] [abstract] [supplement] [poster]

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guest Editor

  • Pattern Recognition Special Issue about Deep Video Analysis
  • IEEE Access Special Issue on Sequential Data Modeling and Its Emerging Application

Conference Reviewer / Program Committee

  • IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, 2019
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016, 2018
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2019
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018
  • British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2018, 2019
  • Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2014, 2016, 2018
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013-2015

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
  • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)
  • Image and Vision Computing (IVC)
  • Pattern Recognition (PR)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multi-Media (TMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TCYB)
  • Neurocomputing
  • Singal Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
  • Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP)
  • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCIR)
  • Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letter (SPL)
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST)
  • Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science)
  • IEEE Access
  • The Visual Computer
  • IET Computer Vision
  • IET Transactions on Media Technology and Applications