Current Position

  • Fall 2016 - , Assistant Professor, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Education

  • 2012 - 2016, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illiniois, Urbana-Champaign

    • Thesis: Visual Analysis and Synthesis with Physically Grounded Constraints [Paper (PDF)] [Poster]

  • 2010 – 2012, Master of Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illiniois, Urbana-Champaign

    • Thesis: Saliency Detection via Divergence Analysis: A Unified Perspective [Paper (PDF)]

  • 2002 - 2006, Bachelor of Science, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University*, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Work Experiences

  • 2010 - 2016, Research Assistant, ECE, University of Illiniois, Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Narendra Ahuja)

  • Summer 2014, Research Intern, Disney Research Pittsburgh (Mentor: Leonid Sigal)

  • Summer 2013, Research Intern, Microsoft Research (Mentor: Zhengyou Zhang)

  • Summer 2012, Research Intern, Microsoft Research (Mentor: Johannes Kopf and Sing Bing Kang)

  • Spring 2009, Visiting Student, University of California, Merced (Mentor: Ming-Hsuan Yang)

  • 2008 - 2009, Research Assistant, IIS, Academia Sinica. (Mentor: Chu-Song Chen)

  • 2005 - 2006, Research Assistant, EE, National Chiao-Tung University (Mentor: Sheng-Jyh Wang)

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 2015: Dissertation 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 Award, Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering, UIUC [Link]

    • 2012 - 2014: Best PURE Research Project Award x3, Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering, UIUC [Link]
      With Michael Qiu (Fall 2014), Zelun Luo and Anarghya Mitra, (Spring 2013) and Sakshi Srivastava (Fall 2012)

Research Grants

External

  • General Motors: Autonomous Vehicle Collegiate Competition – AutoDrive Challenge, 2016, Co-PI

Internal

  • Faculty Mentoring Program Grant, 2017

Equipment, Educational, Organizational Grants and Gifts

  • NVIDIA Hardware Grant Program, 2016

Publications

Please see the publications page

Talks

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

Teaching

  • Fall 2017, EEC 5554/ ECE 4554 Computer Vision (Instructor) [Course website]

  • Fall 2016, EEC 5554/ ECE 4554 Computer Vision (Instructor) [Course website]

  • Spring 2015, CS 543/ECE 549 Computer Vision - (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.

    • Winter 2016, 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, 2017)

  • IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015, 2016, 2017)

  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2016)

  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2015, 2016)

  • British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2017)

  • IEEE Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2015)

  • Eurographics (EG 2014, 2015, 2017)

  • 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)

Panelist

  • NSF Review Panelist, 2017 x 2

Professional Societies

  • IEEE Computer Society

  • ACM

  • ACM SIGGRAPH

Webmaster

Advising Activity

Current Graduate Advisees

  • Jinwoo Choi, Ph.D. student (co-advised with Aisling Kelliher)

  • Yuliang Zou, Ph.D. student

  • Badour AlBahar, M.S. student

  • Sanket Lokegaonkar, M.S. student (co-advised with Naren Ramakrishnan)

  • Adithya Reddy, M.S. student

Current Visiting Students

  • Chen Gao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018

  • Hao-Wei Yeh, University of Tokyo, Summer 2017

  • Yen-Chen Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Summer 2017

Current Student Collaborators

Past Student Collaborators

  • Yijun Li, University of California, Merced (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)

  • Dong Li, Tsinghua University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)

    • Next position: Research Scientist at Face

  • Chao Ma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)

    • Next position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide

  • Shun Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)

    • Next position: Assistant Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Le Wang, ECE, UIUC, 2014

    • Next position: Master's student at Stanford University

    • Third Place, The Image of Research Competition, Scholarly Commons of the University Library

  • Michael Qiu, CE, UIUC, Fall 2014

    • Next position: Data Engineer at Capital One

    • PURE Best Research Project Award

  • Zelun Luo, ECE, UIUC, Spring 2013

    • Next position: Master's student at Stanford University

    • PURE Best Research Project Award

  • Anarghya Mitra, CE, UIUC, Spring 2013

    • Next position: Software engineer at Google

    • PURE Best Research Project Award

  • JunYoung Gwak, CS, UIUC, Fall 2012

    • Next position: Master's student at Stanford University

    • Jeffrey P. Blahut Memorial Scholarship

  • Linjia Chang, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012

    • Next position: Master's student at UIUC

  • Sakshi Srivastava, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012

    • Next position: Master's student at UIUC

    • PURE Best Research Project Award

  • Kevin Han, CS, UIUC, Spring 2012

    • Next position: PhD student at UC Berkeley

  • Danyang (Mike) Wang, ECE, UIUC, Spring 2012

    • Next position: Design Engineer at Linear Technology

    • Graduated with Highest Honors

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