Yi Yang

I am a professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). I am also taking the role of Deputy Head of School (Research) of the School of Software at UTS.  I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University in 2010. I was a postdoc researcher at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University before I came to Australia.

At the early years when  I was working within the DCD group directed by Prof Yunhe Pan and Prof Yueting Zhuang at Zhejiang University, I designed and developed a few intelligent multimedia analysis algorithms and tools. Part of the outputs was recognized by the national outstanding PhD thesis, which was given by the Ministry of Education of China. From 2011, together with my colleagues at the Informedia group directed by Alex Hauptmann, I have spent most of my time on combing multiple signals (visual, acoustic, textual) for automated analysis of Internet quality videos. The systems that we have developed have achieved top performance in various international competitions, such as the TRECVID MED and the TRECVID SED. Our system of multi-camera person tracking and identification was elected as one of the 13 incredible Tech innovations by the Huffington post. 

While continuously working on intelligent video analysis and multi-sensor signal processing, I expanded my research interests after I joined UTS in January 2015.  Our current research interests and projects span almost every aspect of multimodal signal processing, computer vision, text processing, and pattern recognition. I have been very fortunate to work with younger talents on various research topics in these fields. Here is a bit information about my research team and collaborators. Here is a link to my publications. In addition to the  research papers, the system our group has developed achieved the best performance in a few competitions, including TRECVID LOC, the Thumos Action Recognition challenge, the MSR-Bing Image retrieval grand challenge, etc. I was recently awarded by the Google Faculty Research Award in recognition of my proposal to efficient video analysis. 

I am always looking for self-motivated young researchers and students. If you would like to work with me and my group, please check the current opening positions

Contact:
yi_dot_yang {at} uts_dot_edu_dot_au