|Apr 14, 2016:||Promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure).|
|Mar 29, 2016:||Congratulations to senior Ben Newman on winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!|
|Feb 12, 2016:||Our new CHI 2016 paper on detecting computer screens to enhance lifelogger privacy is a CHI best paper honorable mention!|
|Jan 15, 2016:||I'm co-organizing an International Workshop on the Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring at ICWSM 2016. Short and long papers due Feb 20. Consider submitting!|
|Dec 1, 2015:||Check out our paper on mining Flickr data for monitoring impact on protected natural areas in Ecological Applications.|
|Sept 15, 2015:||New ICCV 2015 paper, website, and dataset on hand recognition in first person video. Check out the video spotlight!|
|Aug 1, 2015:||Welcome to new IU faculty member Prof. Michael Ryoo! Check out his interesting work on vision and robotics.|
|May 26, 2015:||Congratulations Dr. Mohammed Korayem on a successful dissertation defense!|
|Apr 20, 2015:||ICCP paper on mining architectural elements in Google Street View. Check out the demo!|
|Apr 15, 2015:||Two CHI papers on privacy challenges and opportunities of wearable cameras|
|Jan 1, 2015:||Recent and upcoming papers: WACV paper on geo-informative attributes, Signal Processing article on pose recognition, ICIP paper on ice layer detection|
|Dec 18, 2014:||New NSF grant to study privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia and Denise Anthony. Check out the video!|
|Oct 28, 2014:||New NSF grant to help build high-performance computing libraries for computer vision and other applications (with G. Fox, J. Qiu, and others)|
|Sep 30, 2014:||An article in Fast Company about our first-person camera privacy Ubicomp paper.|
|Sep 8, 2014:||Looking for a faculty job? Our school is hiring in Interactive and Intelligent Systems (as well as several other areas).|
|Aug 22, 2014:||Congratulations Dr. Haipeng Zhang on a successful dissertation defense!|
|Aug 6, 2014:||Check out our redesigned lab website, including a nice new overview of our projects!|
|Jul 21, 2014:||Congratulations Dr. Kun Duan on a successful dissertation defense!|
|Jun 28, 2014:||Best paper award at CVPR Workshop on Egocentric Vision|
|May 1, 2014:||Papers appearing this summer: multimodal clustering at CVPR, first-person hand tracking at CVPR EgoVision, parent-child attention at CogSci, lifelogging privacy at UbiComp and UPSIDE|
|Feb 18, 2014:||Google Research Award to study privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia|
|Feb 8, 2014:||Our EMBO paper on science funding featured in Science|
|Jan 30, 2014:||Our PlaceAvoider paper featured in MIT Tech Review and elsewhere|
|Jan 1, 2014:||PAMI paper on 3D reconstruction|
|Dec 9, 2013:||Best paper award at ICCV Workshop on CV for Converging Perspectives|
|Oct 1, 2013:||Air Force Office of Scientific Research contract to study cloud robotics, with G. Fox and K. Hauser|
|May 2, 2013:||IU Collaborative Research Grant to use first-person cameras to study parent interactions with deaf children (with Houston, Smith, Pisoni, Bergeson-Dana, Yu)|
|Mar 25, 2013:||Awarded NSF CAREER grant|
|Jan 1, 2013:||Awarded IU Faculty Research Support Program (FRSP) grant for studying privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia|
|Oct 3, 2013:||Our PlaceRaider paper on opportunistic 3d reconstruction featured in New Scientist, The Atlantic, MIT Tech Review, among others|
|Sept 12, 2012:||Awarded NSF EAGER grant with Chris Raphael, to study optical music recognition|
|June 15, 2012:||Communications of the ACM paper on social photo mining (with Noah Snavely)|
|May 5, 2012:||Our WWW 2012 paper on using Flickr to study ecology featured in New Scientist|
|Sept 12, 2011:||Awarded IU Faculty Research Support Program grant to use first-person cameras for studying austic and typically-developing children, with Chen Yu|
|June 22, 2011:||Our paper on 3d reconstruction won runner-up best paper at CVPR 2011!|
|Dec 21, 2010:||Our PNAS paper on inferring social ties from geo-tags featured in New Scientist and BBC World Service|
|Aug 24, 2010:||Awarded grant from the IU D2I Center for mining social media for ecology|
|Aug 1, 2010:||Joining the faculty of Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing!|
I work in computer vision, the area of computer science concerned with automatically inferring semantic meaning from images -- teaching computers to "see." More generally, I am interested in problems that involve analyzing and modeling large amounts of uncertain data, like mining data from social networking websites.
Since 2010 I've been an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, where I direct the IU Computer Vision Lab. I'm on the faculty of the Computer Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science, and Data Science programs, and I'm adjunct in the Department of Statistics. My work has been funded by grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation (including through a CAREER award), Google, Kodak, the Department of Defense, and Indiana University.
Before joining IU, I was a graduate student and postdoc in Computer Science at Cornell University. I worked with Professor Dan Huttenlocher on statistical part-based object recognition algorithms, and with Professor Jon Kleinberg on modeling and mining data from online social networks. I completed the Ph.D. degree in August 2008.
Before Cornell, I spent two years in the research labs of Eastman Kodak Company. There I worked mostly on image understanding and enhancement algorithms for both consumer and medical images.
As an undergraduate and Masters student at Penn State University, I worked with Professor Rangachar Kasturi on content-based video indexing, and specifically on detecting, tracking and recognizing text in video (both captions and text appearing naturally in a scene).
I took piano for 12 years as a child and recently started picking it back up again. Since I can't produce great music myself, I'm happy to live just a few blocks from the amazing IU Jacobs School of Music.
I'm on a perpetual quest to become fluent in Spanish. In addition to taking classes in high school and throughout college and graduate school, I've studied abroad in Spain and Mexico, and I've also traveled to Puerto Rico and El Salvador. Despite all that effort, my Spanish is still remarkably lousy. :)
If you like pretty pictures, you might check out my dad's amazing bird photos.