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:

  • Self-supervised representation learning

  • Improving learning efficiency

  • Learning-based visual reconstruction

  • Understanding video contents

  • Visual sensing for ecology and conservation

  • Interactive neurorehabilitation

Openings: I am actively looking for one or two highly motivated PhD students starting Fall 2018/2019. Please see note to prospective students for more information.

Group Members

Minions 

Current PhD Students

Jinwoo Choi 

Jinwoo Choi (co-advised with Aisling Kelliher)
jinchoi [at] vt [dot] edu

Yuliang Zou 

Yuliang Zou
ylzou [at] vt [dot] edu

Badour AlBahar 

Badour AlBahar (Kuwait University Scholarship)
badour [at] vt [dot] edu
(Joining Fall 2018)

Chen Gao 

Chen Gao
chengao [at] vt [dot] edu
(Joining Fall 2018)

Shih-Yang Su 

Shih-Yang Su
(Joining Fall 2018)

Current MS/BS Students

Sanket Lokegaonkar 

Sanket Lokegaonkar CS Master Student (co-advised with Naren Ramakrishnan)
sloke [at] vt [dot] edu

Joseph Messou 

Joseph Messou, ECE Undergraduate Student
mejc2014 [at] vt [dot] edu

Theo Long 

Theo Long, ECE Undergraduate Student
TheoLong [at] vt [dot] edu

Short-term Visiting Students

Wei-Yu Chen 

Wei-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University (Summer 2018)
wyharveychen [at] gmail [dot] com
Next position: PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University

External Student Collaborators

Yuan-Ting Hu 

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

Wei-Sheng Lai 

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

Hsin-Ying Lee 

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

Alumni

Former Visitors

Yen-Chen Lin 

Yen-Chen Lin, National Tsing Hua University (Summer 2017)
Next position: PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hao-Wei Yeh 

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

Chen Gao 

Chen Gao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Summer 2017 - Spring 2018)
Next position: PhD student at Virginia Tech

Former MS/BS Students

Po-Han Huang 

Po-Han Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MS Thesis: DeepMVS: Learning Multiview Stereopsis
Next position: Deep learning software engineer at NVIDIA

Adithya Nallabolu 

Adithya Nallabolu, MS Student, ECE, Virginia Tech
MS Thesis: Unsupervised Learning of Spatiotemporal Features by Video Completion
Next position: Software engineer at Qualcomm

Le Wang 

Le Wang, ECE, UIUC, 2014
Next position: MS student at Stanford University, now ASIC Design Engineer at AMD
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: PhD student at Stanford University (Advisor: Fei-Fei Li)
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: PhD student at Stanford University (Advisor: Silvio Savarese)
Jeffrey P. Blahut Memorial Scholarship
Pose-aware Visual Tracking [Project poster]

Linjia Chang 

Linjia Chang, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012
Next position: MS student Firmware Engineer at Intel Corporation
Image Smoothing For Structure Extraction [Project Poster]

Sakshi Srivastava 

Sakshi Srivastava, ECE, UIUC, Fall 2012
Next position: PhD 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: MS student at UIUC, now Design Engineer at Linear Technology
Highest Honors
Real-time face detection, tracking and attributes [Project poster]

Former Student Collaborators

Yijun Li 

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

Dong Li 

Dong Li, Tsinghua University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Research Scientist at the Face++

Chao Ma 

Chao Ma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide

Shun Zhang 

Shun Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University (with Ming-Hsuan Yang)
Next position: Assistant Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University