Vision and Learning Laboratory

The Vision and Learning Lab is part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech.

We develop algorithms to learn, understand, and re-synthesize the visual world around us. We are specifically focused on these topics:

  • Weakly supervised and unsupervised representation learning

  • Image and video enhancement, editing, and manipulation

  • Visual sensing for ecology and conservation

  • Interactive neurorehabilitation

Group Members

Openings: I am looking for one or two highly motivated PhD students starting Fall 2018. Please see note to prospective students for more information.

Minions 

PhD Students

Jinwoo Choi 

Jinwoo Choi, Ph.D. Student, ECE (co-advised with Aisling Kelliher)
Human activity understanding
jinchoi [at] vt [dot] edu

Yuliang Zou 

Yuliang Zou, Ph.D. Student, ECE
Deep generative modeling
ylzou [at] umich [dot] edu

Masters Students

Adithya Nallabolu 

Adithya Nallabolu, MS Student, ECE
Self-supervised representation learning
adithya [at] vt [dot] edu

Badour AlBahar 

Badour AlBahar, MS Student, ECE
Video prediction
badour [at] vt [dot] edu

Sanket Lokegaonkar 

Sanket Lokegaonkar, MS Student, CS
Domain adaptation
sloke [at] vt [dot] edu

Shruti Phadke 

Shruti Phadke, MEng Student, ECE
Visual relationship detection
shruvp5 [at] vt [dot] edu

Subhashree Radhakrishnan 

Subhashree Radhakrishnan, MEng Student, ECE
Early activity prediction
subha [at] vt [dot] edu

Short-term Visiting Students

Hao-Wei Yeh 

Hao-Wei Yeh, The University of Tokyo (Summer 2017)

hirosi0821 [at] gmail [dot] com

Yen-Chen Lin 

Yen-Chen Lin, National Tsing Hua University (Summer 2017)
Robot learning
yenchenlin1994 [at] gmail [dot] com

Student Collaborators

Yuan-Ting Hu 

Yuan-Ting Hu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (with Alexander Schwing)
Video object segmentation
ythu2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Po-Han Huang 

Po-Han Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (with Johannes Kopf)
Image-based rendering
phuang17 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Hsin-Ying Lee 

Hsin-Ying Lee, University of California, Merced (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Human activity understanding
hlee246 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

Wei-Sheng Lai 

Wei-Sheng Lai, University of California, Merced (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Image and video enhancement
wlai24 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

Alumni

Former Student Collaborators

Yijun Li 

Yijun Li, University of California, Merced (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
[ECCV 2016] Deep Joint Image Filtering

Dong Li 

Dong Li, Tsinghua University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Research Scientist at the Face++
[ECCV 2016] Unsupervised Visual Representation Learning by Graph-based Consistent Constraints
[CVPR 2016] Weakly Supervised Object Localization with Progressive Domain Adaptation

Chao Ma 

Chao Ma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide
[ICCV 2015] Hierarchical Convolutional Features for Visual Tracking

Shun Zhang 

Shun Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Assistant Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University
[ECCV 2016] Tracking Persons-of-Interest via Adaptive Discriminative Features

Former Bachelors Students

Le Wang 

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 

Michael Qiu, CE, UIUC, Fall 2014
Next position: Data Engineer at Capital One
PURE Best Research Project Award
Enhancing Poses in  Portrait Photographs [Project poster]

Zelun Luo 

Zelun Luo, ECE, UIUC, Spring 2013
Next position: Master's student at Stanford University
PURE Best Research Project Award
Real-time Face Detection and Recognition [Project poster]

Anarghya Mitra 

Anarghya Mitra, CE, UIUC, Spring 2013
Next position: Software engineer at Google
PURE Best Research Project Award
Real-time Face Detection and Recognition [Project poster]

JunYoung Gwak 

JunYoung Gwak, CS, UIUC, Fall 2012
Next position: Master's student at Stanford University
Jeffrey P. Blahut Memorial Scholarship
Pose-aware Visual Tracking [Project poster]

Linjia Chang 

Linjia Chang, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012
Next position: Master's student at UIUC
Image Smoothing For Structure Extraction [Project Poster]

Sakshi Srivastava 

Sakshi Srivastava, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012
Next position: Master's student at UIUC
PURE Best Research Project Award
Facial Expression Enhancement [Project Poster]

Kevin Han 

Kevin Han, CS, UIUC, Spring 2012
Next position: PhD student at UC Berkeley
Static and Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition Using a Webcam [Project poster] [Demo] [Code]

Danyang (Mike) Wang 

Danyang (Mike) Wang, ECE, UIUC, Spring 2012
Next position: Design Engineer at Linear Technology
Highest Honors
Real-time face detection, tracking and attributes [Project poster]