News and Updates
Paper titled "SoftSkip: Empowering Multi-Modal Dynamic Pruning for Single-Stage Referring Comprehension", accepted at ACM Multimedia'22. Congrats Dulanga & Tuan!
Paper titled "COSM2IC: Optimizing Real-time Multi-Modal Instruction Comprehension", accepted at IROS'22 and IEEE RAL journal. Congrats Dulanga & Tuan!
Paper titled "RhythmEdge: Enabling Contactless Heart Rate Estimation on the Edge", co-authored with UMBC researchers, presented at IEEE SmartComp'22 and wins Best Paper Award! Congrats to Zahid and the UMBC team!
Paper titled "MRIM: Enabling Mixed-Resolution Imaging for Low-Power Pervasive Vision Tasks", presented as a full paper at IEEE Percom'22. Congrats Jiyan, Vithurson & Tuan!
Honored to be recognized in 2021 as an ACM Distinguished Member for "Outstanding Engineering Contributions to Computing".
Paper titled "ComAI: Enabling Lightweight, Collaborative Intelligence by Retrofitting Vision DNNs", accepted at IEEE Infocom'22. Congrats Kasthuri & Dhanuja!
Paper titled "STranGAN: Adversarially-Learnt Spatial Transformer for ScalableHuman Activity Recognition", co-authored with UMBC researchers, presented at IEEE/ACM CHASE'21, and wins Best Paper Award! Congrats to Zaher and the UMBC team!
Hiring Opportunities/ Announcements
I'm looking for researchers and engineers as follows:
1 Ph.D. student, starting Jan 2023, in the broad areas of: (i) wearable & IoT sensing; or (ii) multi-modal AI for human-machine interaction.
Research engineer/Fellow for (a) project on "optimized ML for human-robot collaboration"  and (c) project on "3D Sensing and Reconstruction".
Mobile & Wearable Sensing & Computing,
Ultra Low-Power & AI for IoT
Optimized Human-Machine Interaction
Smart City Services & Mobility Analytics
Prior to joining SMU, I spent over a decade as an industrial researcher, including stints as: a Senior Scientist at Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ (2008-2010), Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY (2001-2008) and Research Scientist at Bellcore, Morristown, NJ (2001-2008). I'm a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Vice Provost (Research), SMU, 07/2020-current
Director, Center for Applied Smart-Nation Analytics (CASA), 09/2016-03/2022
Deputy Director, Living Analytics Research Center (LARC), 09/2010-03/2022: https://larc.smu.edu.sg
Associate Dean (Research), SIS, 06/2015-06/2020
Director, LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, 04/2012-03/2019: https://livelabs.smu.edu.sg