Virginia Tech 

Prospective Graduate Students

Openings: I am looking for two highly motivated students to join my lab starting Fall 2021. My research interest is in the general area of computer vision, computational photography, and machine learning. Major topics include imagevideo manipulation, sceneaction understanding, and weakly supervised representation learning and related areas. See my recent research work here.

Sending me emails: I am not able to respond to emails about graduate school application. Please apply to the ECE graduate program here and indicate my name in your application form. This will ensure that I won't miss your application. You can also fill in this form so that I get to know your profile better.

Admission process: Follow the application procedure here. In your application, please

  • (1) select the sub-area “Machine Learning”,

  • (2) select the program “Computer Engineering (CpE)”, and

  • (3) mention my name. For a PhD position, you will need to apply through the department graduate program. Your application will be evaluated by the graduate admission committee. As a result, I cannot comment on your admission chances and reply individual requests.

For further information:

About ECE department: The ECE Department has 86 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 30 research faculty members, and external research expenditures exceeding $35 million annually. The department has programs that are among the nation’s largest and strongest in power electronics, power systems, embedded systems, wireless communications and networking, space science and engineering, remote sensing, fiber optics and photonics, and computational biology. The department has additional emerging areas of strength in cybersecurity, autonomous systems, biomedical applications, and integrated microsystems, nanotechnology. For more information about the ECE Department and the College of Engineering, please visit and

About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution located in Blacksburg in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia, about 40 miles west of Roanoke. Highly selective in admissions, the University enrolls approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 6,500 graduate students, and more than 2,600 faculty members and researchers. The university offers more than 100 bachelor’s degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Services, Natural Resources, Pamplin College of Business, and Science. On the postgraduate level, the university offers 150 master’s and doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School, a professional degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and a medical degree from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. For more information about the university and the Town of Blacksburg, please visit and, respectively.

Applying for the MS/MEng Program @ ECE VT: Thanks for your interests. Please visit the department graduate admissions page for more information.

Prospective Post-Doc

I have no openings for post-docs at this point.

Short-term Research Positions (3 months - 1 year)

Visiting students and interns: I have several openings for short-term visiting students and interns each year (including CSC students). Please fill in this form. Unfortunately, due to the large number of requests, I am not able to respond to individual emails. I will contact you if there is an opening that fits your background and interests.

Visiting researchers: I do not have openings for visiting researchers.

Virginia Tech Students

Graduate Students: Thanks for your interests. If you would like to work with us, please send me an email describing your background (attach a CV). We can chat about how your interests would fit and how your would like to be involved.

Undergraduate Students: If you would like to work on computer vision or machine learning projects with me, feel free to send me an email. Please include your resume or CV, list relevant courses and grades, and describe your prior project experiences (if any).

Thesis Committee: Generally, I would be happy to serve as a thesis committee member if we share similar research interests. Please send me an email describing your thesis research topic with your CV.

Requests for Recommendation Letters

I am happy to write recommendation letters for students who work directly with me on research. I may consider writing letter for students from courses or thesis committee. If you would like a letter from me for grad school, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, personal/interests statement by Oct 31st.

Jia-Bin Huang
Assistant Professor
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech
440 Whittemore Hall, 1815 Perry Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060