Curriculum Vitae

Education:

09/2010–04/2015: PhD of Computer Science
Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA
09/2006–07/2010: Bachelor of Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Working & Research Experiences:

05/2015 - Present        Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
07/2014 - 09/2014       Research Intern, LinkedIn, Inc
07/2013 - 07/2014       Research Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
09/2009 - 11/2009        Research Intern, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
06/2008 - 09/2008       Software Engineer Intern, Intel Shanghai

Service & Review

PC Member for the following conferences

  • 2018: ICLR, AAAI, CVPR 
  • 2017: NIPS, CVPR,  SDM, IJCAI
  • 2016: NIPS, ICHI, KDD, IJCAI, CVPR, SDM
  • 2015: IJCAI, DSAA, ICHI, WSDM
  • Journal Reviewer for the following journals:1) IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering Data (TKDE); 2) ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD); 3) ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST); 4) Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU); 5) Neurocomputing; 6) IEEE Intelligent Systems; 7) IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence; 8) IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering; 9) Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation; 10) IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD); 11) IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP).

    Advising & Mentoring Experiences:

    Chun-Liang Li       Carnegie Mellon University, Research Intern, 03/2017 - now
     Duo Wang                          Tsinghua University (Co-advise with Prof. Tao Zhang)09/2015 - now
    Weining Lu       Tsinghua University (Co-advise with Prof. Tao Zhang)09/2015 - now
     Shuangjie Xu                     Huazhong University of Science & Technology (Co-advise with Prof. Pan Zhou), 01/2017 - now
     Xi Ouyang                          Huazhong University of Science & Technology (Co-advise with Prof. Pan Zhou), 01/2017 - now
     Shuangfei Zhai                 Binghamton Univeristy, SUNY, Research Intern, 05/2016 - 02/2017
     Yongxi Lu                           University of California, San Diego, Summer Intern, 06/2016 - 12/2016
     Zhengping Che                 University of Southern California, Summer Intern, 05/2016 - 08/2016
    Jing Wang       Northwestern University, Research Intern, 06/2015 - 12/2015
    Jigarkumar Doshi       Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Intern, 06/2015 - 06/2016
    Elizabeth Webster       Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Summer Intern, 06/2015 - 09/2015

    Selected Awards and Honors:

    • 10/2016: Winner of Data analytics Challenge, ICHI 2016
    • 05/2016: Invention Plateau Award - IBM Research
    • 12/2015: Manager's Chose Award - IBM Research
    • 11/2015: ICCV 2015 Young Researcher Support Grant Award
    • 09/2015: Invention 1st File Patent Award, IBM Research
    • 05/2015: Best Paper Finalist of SDM 2015
    • 03/2015: NSF Student Travel Award for SDM 2015
      • 12/2014: NSF Student Travel Award for ICDM 2014
      • 11/2014: Amazon Scholarship for Amazon's Fall 2014 Graduate Research Symposium
      • 08/2014: 1st Place, NIST TRECVID 2014 Surveillance Event Detection, Retrospective & Interactive Task
      • 07/2014: NSF Student Travel Award for ICME 2014
      • 06/2014: Amazon Student Travel Award for CVPR 2014
      • 04/2014: NSF Student Travel Award for SDM 2014
      • 10/2013: 2nd Place, NIST TRECVID 2014 Surveillance Event Detection, Retrospective & Interactive Task
      • 09/2013: Facebook Student Travel Award for CIKM 2013
      • 08/2011: Best Paper Runner Up, 13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce
      • 02/2010: Best Paper Award, 15st International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics.