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Jia-Bin Huang


PhD Candidate
 PhD!
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor (Fall 2016 - )
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech


Curriculum Vitae (my CV of Failure)

I am looking for highly-motivated students to joint my lab. Please send me an e-mail if you are interested.

Note to prospective students and interns/visiting students

Email: jbhuang_AT_vt.edu
https://github.com/jbhuang0604https://twitter.com/jbhuang0604https://www.facebook.com/jiabin.huanghttps://twitter.com/jbhuang0604http://jbhuang0604.blogspot.com/http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pp848fYAAAAJ&hl=en


About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC working with Prof. Narendra AhujaMy main research interests are in the area of computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. I am particularly interested in exploiting physically grounded constraints for visual synthesis and analysis. Over the summers, I am lucky to have the opportunities to work with Rich Caruana (Microsoft Research),  Leonid Sigal (Disney Research)Sung Ju Hwang (Disney Research), Zhengyou Zhang (Microsoft Research)Zicheng Liu (Microsoft Research)Qin Cai (Microsoft Research), Johannes Kopf (Microsoft Researchand Sing Bing Kang (Microsoft Research), and Ming-Husan Yang (UC Merced). I am lucky to work with these wonderful people.


For more updated information, please see my new website at https://filebox.ece.vt.edu/~jbhuang/


News and Updates

  • CVPR 2016 Single Image Blind Deblurring The source code, data, and results are available on our project page.
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:58 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • CVPR 2016 Weakly Supervised Object Localization The source code for reproducing our results is now available on the Github page.
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:58 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • Virginia Tech I am excited to join the ECE department at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2016.
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 10:57 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • CVPR 2016 Doctoral Consortium I have been admitted to the CVPR 2016 Doctoral Consortium! My mentor is Prof. William T. Freeman (MIT)
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • Best Talk Award at CSL Student Conference I received the Best Talk Award at the CSL student conference.
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • Computer Vision Crash Course The slides of my lecture on computer vision crash course are online. Download the slides here.
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • Invited talk at CSL student conference I will be giving a talk on the CSL student conference. Check it out here: http://studentconference.csl.illinois.edu/speakers/illinois-students/
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
  • Computer Vision Taiwanese Group Our facebook page Computer Vision Taiwanese Group has more than 2,300 members! Very exciting!
    Posted May 5, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jia-Bin Huang
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Students

  • Current PhD Students

  • Former Undergraduate Students
    • Le Wang, ECEUIUC, 2014, now master student at Stanford University
      Third Place, The Image of Research Competition, Scholarly Commons of the University Library
    • Liming WangECE UIUC, Fall 2015
    • Michael Qiu, CE, UIUC, Fall 2014
      PURE Best Research Project Award
    • Zelun LuoECEUIUC, Spring 2013, now master student at Stanford University 
      PURE Best Research Project Award [Project poster]
    • Anarghya Mitra, CE, UIUC, Spring 2013, now software engineer at Google
      PURE Best Research Project Award  [Project poster]
    • JunYoung GwakCSUIUC, Fall 2012, now master student at Stanford University
      Jeffrey P. Blahut Memorial Scholarship [Project poster]
    • Linjia ChangECEUIUC, Fall 2012, now master student at UIUC [Poster]
    • Sakshi SrivastavaECEUIUC, Fall 2012, now master student at UIUC
      PURE Best Research Project Award [Project poster]
    • Kevin Han, CS, UIUC, Spring 2012, now PhD student at UC Berkeley [Project poster] [Demo] [Code]
    • Danyang (Mike) WangECE, UIUC, Spring 2012, now master student at UIUC
      Highest Honors [Project poster]


Teaching

  • Courses

  • Tutorials
Jan 2016 Computer Vision Crash Course [Slides], Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
Nov 2015 Convolutional Neural Networks [Slides], CS 543/ECE 549 Computer Vision, UIUC
May 2015 Writing Fast MATLAB Code [Slides], CS 543/ECE 549 Computer Vision, UIUC


Publications

https://sites.google.com/site/jbhuang0604/publications/bird_detection

Jia-Bin Huang, Rich Caruana, Andrew Farnsworth, Steve Kelling, and Narendra Ahuja
Detecting Migrating Birds at Night
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016
Paper | Webpage

Vision-based approach for bird migration monitoring.

Wei-Sheng Lai, Jia-Bin Huang, Zhe Hu, Narendra Ahuja, and Ming-Hsuan Yang
A Comparative Study for Single Image Blind Deblurring
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016
Paper | Webpage | Supp 

Spotlight Oral

Perceptual evaluation of single image blind deblurring algorithms.


Dong Li, Jia-Bin HuangYali LiShengjin Wang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Weakly Supervised Object Localization with Progressive Domain Adaptation
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016
Paper | Webpage | 
Supp

Weakly supervised learning of object detectors. State-of-the-art results on the PASCAL 2007, 2010, 2012 and ImageNet
. 
https://sites.google.com/site/jbhuang0604/publications/cf2
 

Chao MaJia-Bin Huang, Xiaokang Yang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Hierarchical Convolutional Features for Visual Tracking
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 
(ICCV), 2015
Paper | Webpage | Supp

Transferring rich feature hierarchy for visual tracking. 
https://sites.google.com/site/jbhuang0604/publications/struct_sr  

Jia-Bin HuangAbhishek Singh, and Narendra Ahuja
Single Image Super-Resolution from Transformed Self-Exemplars
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015
Paper | Webpage | Supp

Oral Presentation

The state-of-the-art result on image super-resolution without using any external training data, feature extraction and complicated learning algorithms. 
https://sites.google.com/site/jbhuang0604/publications/struct_completion


Jia-Bin HuangSing Bing KangNarendra Ahuja, and Johannes Kopf
Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 33, Number 4 (SIGGRAPH), 2014

Oral Presentation

Show how to use geometric constraints to guide low-level patch synthesis. 

 https://sites.google.com/site/jbhuang0604/publications/eyetracking_etra_2014  

Jia-Bin HuangQin CaiZicheng LiuNarendra Ahuja, and Zhengyou Zhang
Towards Accurate and Robust Cross-Ratio based Gaze Trackers Through Learning From Simulation
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA), 2014
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation

 Best Long Paper and Best Student Paper Award [Certificate]
Improve both accuracy and robustness of cross-ratio trackers from the physically simulated gaze tracking data. 

[Patent] Eye Gaze Tracking based upon Adaptive Homography Mapping

   

Jia-Bin Huang
Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: a Unified Perspective
M.S. Thesis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Feb 2013
 Transformation Guided Image Completion  


Jia-Bin HuangJohannes KopfNarendra Ahuja, and Sing Bing Kang
Transformation Guided Image Completion
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), 2013
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation

Propose an interactive system for a user to specify mid-level constraints such as symmetry and use them for synthesis.

 Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A Unified Perspective  

Jia-Bin Huang and Narendra Ahuja
Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A Unified Perspective
Proceedings of International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2012
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation

 Best Student Paper Award (Computer and Robotic Vision Track) [Certificate]

A unifying view of saliency detection algorithms with information theoretic measures.

Exploiting Self-Similarities for Single Frame Super-Resolution  

Chih-Yuan YangJia-Bin Huang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Exploiting Self-Similarities for Single Frame Super-Resolution
Proceedings of Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2010.
Paper | Webpage

The first work to combine the power of self-similarity and sparse modeling for image super-resolution.


https://eng.ucmerced.edu/people/zhu/AdaptDict.html  

Zhe HuJia-Bin Huang, and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Single Image Deblurring with Adaptive Dictionary Learning
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2010.
Paper | Webpage

Blind deconvolution using adaptive dictionary training. 

   

Jia-Bin Huang and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Fast Sparse Representation with Prototypes
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010.
Paper | Webpage

Exploit prototype constraints for speeding up sparse coding algorithms.

 Estimating Human Pose from Occluded Images  
Jia-Bin Huang and Ming-Hsuan Yang
Estimating Human Pose from Occluded Images
Proceedings of Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2009. 
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation

Occlusion-robust pose estimation from single images. 

 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2810224/Homepage/publications/2009/CastShadow_CVPR_2009/CastShadow_CVPR_2009.jpg  

Jia-Bin Huang and Chu-Song Chen
Moving Cast Shadow Detection Using Physics-based Features
Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2009.
Paper | Webpage

Physics-based features for shadow detection. Selected as a representative algorithm in a recent survey paper on cast shadow detection. 
   

A Physical Approach to Moving Cast Shadow Detection
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (ICASSP), 2009. 
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation
 Image Recolorization For The Colorblind  

Jia-Bin HuangChu-Song Chen Tzu-Cheng Jen, and Sheng-Jyh Wang
Image Recolorization For The Colorblind
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, (ICASSP), 2009.
Paper | Webpage
 Learning Moving Cast Shadows for Foreground Detection  

Jia-Bin Huang and Chu-Song Chen
Learning Moving Cast Shadows for Foreground Detection
Eighth International Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS)ECCV Workshop 2008.
Paper | Webpage
 Enhancing Color Representation for the Color Vision Impaired  

Jia-Bin Huang, Sih-Ying Wu and Chu-Song Chen
Enhancing Color Representation for the Color Vision Impaired
Workshop on Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired (CVAVI), ECCV Workshop 2008. 
Paper | Webpage

Oral Presentation

 CVGIP 2008 Best Paper Honorable Mention

 Information Preserving Color Transformation for Protanopia and Deuteranopia  
Jia-Bin Huang, Yu-Cheng-Tseng, Se-In Wu, and Sheng-Jyh Wang
Information Preserving Color Transformation for Protanopia and Deuteranopia
IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. No.10, October 2007
Paper | Webpage

Optimization-based color transformation for preserving information in the original color image.

 CVGIP 2006 Best Paper Honorable Mention




All my talk slides were made publicly available through slideshare.net. My talk slides have been viewed over 100,000 times.

  • Conference Presentations
    • Single Image Super-Resolution from Transformed Self-Exemplars (CVPR 2015) [Slides]
    • Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance (SIGGRAPH 2014) [Slides]
    • Toward Accurate and Robust Cross-Ratio based Gaze Trackers Through Learning From Simulation (ETRA 2014) [Slides
    • Transformation Guided Image Completion (ICCP 2013) [Slides
    • Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A Unified Perspective (ICPR 2012) [Slides
    • Estimating Human Pose from Occluded Images (ACCV 2009) [Slides
    • A Physical Approach to Moving Cast Shadow Detection (ICASSP 2009) [Slides
    • Enhancing Color Representation for the Color Vision Impaired (ECCV Workshop on CVAVI 2008) [Slides]
  • Teaching
    • Computer Vision Crash Course, Academia Sinica [Link] [Slides]
    • Convolutional Neural Networks, CS 790 Introduction to Machine Learning, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee [Slides]
    • CS 445 Computational Photography - Linear Algebra and MATLAB Tutorial [Slides]
    • Image Features and Categorization, CS 543 Computer Vision, UIUC [Slides
    • Convolutional Neural Networks, CS 543 Computer Vision, UIUC [Slides
    • Writing fast MATLAB code, CS 543 Computer Vision, UIUC [Slides]
  • Invited Talks
    • Visual Analysis and Synthesis with Physically Grounded Constraints, Spring 2016
      • Clemson University, Arizona State University, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, University of Buffalo, North Carolina State University, University of Minnesota
    • Single Image Super-Resolution from Transformed Self-Exemplars
      • Coordinate Science Laboratory Student Conference, UIUC, Feb 2016 (Best Talk Award)
    • Visual Learning and Inference without Much Supervision, Jan 2015
      • Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
      • Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
      • Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
      • Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Introduction to Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering
      • ENG 198 IEFX Research, guest lecture, July 2015
    • Introduction to Computational Photography
      • Women in ECE, Undergraduate Technical Talk Series, May 2015
    • Image Completion using Planar Structure Guidance [Slides]
      • CS 591 Graphics Seminar, UIUC, Sept 2014
      • Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, May 2014
      • Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 2014
      • Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 2014
    • Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A Unified Perspective [Slides
      • Beckman Institute graduate student seminar, Sept 2012
    • How to Read Academic Papers [Slides]
      • Department of Electronics Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Jan 2011
      • Department of Computer Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Jan 2011 
    • What Makes a Creative Photograph? [Slides
      • CS 498 Computational Photography, guest lecture, UIUC, Oct 2010
    • How to Come Up with Research Ideas in Computer Vision [Slides
      • Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory, UIUC, Oct 2010
      • Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, June 2010
      • Department of Computer Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2010
      • Department of Electronics Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 2010


Honors and Awards
  • Spring 2016: Best Talk Award, Coordinate Science Laboratory Student Conference [Certificate]
    • in recognition of high-quality research, professional slides, and elegant eloquence.
  • Spring 2015Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UIUC Graduate College [Link]
    • A university-wide fellowship. Full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a one-year stipend.
  • Spring 2015: Cognitive Science / Artificial Intelligence Award, Beckman Institute, UIUC [Link]
    • USD 2,000 unrestricted fund for supporting and encouraging research directions in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Spring 2015: Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research, Beckman Institute, UIUC [Link] [Photo] [News@UIUC-ECE]
    • Research award for supporting graduate students in Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction (HCII)
  • Spring 2015: First Place, Team Space Design Competition, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory [Certificate] [News@UIUC-CS]
    • A university-wide competition host by NASA JPL. Designing algorithms for identifying safe landing positions from depth images. 
  • Spring 2014: Sundaram Seshu International Student Fellowship, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC [Link] [Certificate]
    • UIUC ECE departmental fellowship for recognizing students with high scholastic achievement.
  • Spring 2014: Best Paper Award, ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) 2014 [Certificate] [News]
    • For our work "Towards Accurate and Robust Cross-Ratio based Gaze Trackers Through Learning From Simulation."
  • Spring 2014: MOE Technologies Incubation Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan [Certificate]
    • USD 42,000 scholarship annually for three years. Ranked first place in all applicants in the Intelligent field in Taiwan.
  • Fall 2012:     Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2012 [Link]
    • For our work "Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A unified perspective."
  • Fall 2012:     Best Research Mentor AwardPromoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering, UIUC [Link]
  • 2012 - 2014: Best PURE Research Project Award x3,  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering, UIUC [Link]


Press Coverage


Teaching
  • CS 543/ECE 549 Computer Vision - Spring 2015 (Teaching Assistant) [Course website]
    • Feedback from Prof. Derek Hoiem
      "Jia-Bin exceeded my high standards for timeliness and effort, always putting in extra effort and thought to improve every aspect of the course. His lectures were dynamic and engaging, his Piazza answers were detailed and helpful, he was generous in time with office hours, he graded quickly, and he designed homework problems to further student learning. All of his improvements were made on his own initiative. Throughout the course, he was always looking for ways to improve and acting on them."
  • Computer Vision Crash Course, Academia Sinica (Instructor) [Link] [Slides]


    Professional Activities

    • Journal reviewer
      • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)
      • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
      • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
      • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
      • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT)
      • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
      • IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI)
      • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
      • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)
      • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) - Special Issue on Visual Tracking
      • The Visual Computer (TVC)
      • Computers and Graphics (C&G)
      • Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP) 
      • Image and Vision Computing Journal (IVC) 
      • IET Transactions on Image Processing (IETIP)
      • Journal of Electronic Imaging 
    • Conference reviewer
      • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia (SigAsia 2014, 2015)
      • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2015)
      • IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015, 2016)
      • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2016)
      • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2015, 2016)
      • IEEE Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2015)
      • Eurographics (EG 2014, 2015)
      • Asian Conference on Computer Vision  (ACCV 2014)
      • Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2014, 2015, 2016)
      • Pacific Graphics (PG 2014. 2015)
      • International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2015, 2016)
      • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014, 2015, 2016)
      • Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA 2014, 2016)
      • AMC Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI 2014, 2015, 2016)
      • Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
    • Area Chair
      • IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA 2016)
    • Webmaster
    • Professional Societies
      • Student member of IEEE
      • Student member of ACM
      • Student member of ACM SIGGRAPH

    Job Application Materials


    Resources

    A collection of resources I developed over the years, ranging from preparing for graduate school application to travel map in Europe.

    • My course resources page at UIUC [Link]
      • include lecture notes, resources, and course projects I did at UIUC
    • Career A Guide for Applying Graduate School in USA [Link
      • Viewed more than 35,000 times
    • GPA calculation assistant [Xls file]
      • Excel spreadsheet help convert your scores in 100 format to 4.0 format.
    • TEX files for modern CV [TEX file]
      • Need a beautiful CV? Try it out!
    • Annotated travel map in Europe [Link]
      • How to travel around Europe in three months?


    Pet Projects

    I enjoy applying computer vision techniques to our daily life and writing for a general audience. Below are several samples of the pet projects I did. 

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