Vitaly is a Senior Research Scientist in the IVC group of the Dept. of Computer Science at Boston University, working in computer vision and machine learning. His current specialties include object detection/tracking and video-based activity analysis.
Research Assistant Professors
Sarah is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Boston University. Sarah first joined the IVC Group in 2013 as a PhD student working with Stan Sclaroff, and later as a Postdoctoral Associate working with Stan Sclaroff and Kate Saenko. In December 2018, she received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University. Previously, Sarah received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, after which she served as a lecturer of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Gulf University for Science and Technology. Sarah received her B.Sc. in Computer Science from Kuwait University. Sarah’s research interests are in machine learning, computer vision, and explainable artificial intelligence, with a current focus on making artificial intelligence systems explainable and accountable to humans and society.
Bryan’s research interests lie within the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence with particular interests in visual recognition, scene understanding, and relating visual data with text. Bryan previously received a PhD in the computer vision group at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign advised by Professor Svetlana Lazebnik, after which he was a Postdoctoral associate at BU, working with professors Kate Saneko and Stan Sclaroff, until August 2019.
Dina is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University, who started in 2018 and is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko and Prof. Margrit Betke. Prior to starting the PhD, she received her BSc and MSc in Computer Science at Kazan Federal University. Her research is focused on computer vision, deep learning and pixel-level domain adaptation. Specifically, she is interested in realistic unsupervised image-to-image and video-to-video translation using generative models. She is also passionate about computer-aided healthcare systems.
Andrea is a second year PhD student in the Image and Video Computing Group. She is advised by Professor Kate Saenko and Professor Bryan A. Plummer. Andrea works on problems at the intersection of computer vision and natural language processing (vision and language). Prior to joining Boston University, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tulane University.
Qi Feng, also know as Fred Fung, joined the Image and Video Computing group at Boston University in 2017. He is advised by Professor Stan Sclaroff. His research interests lie in the intersection of deep learning, computer vision with applications in natural language understanding. Before joining IVC, he received his Masters of Science degree in Computer Science at New York University.
Ping Hu joined the Image and Video Computing Group as a Ph.D. student in 2018. He is advised by Prof. Stan Sclaroff and Prof. Kate Saenko. His research focuses on computer vision and deep learning, particularly on image segmentation and video analysis. Before joining IVC, he spent two years at Nanyang Technological University as a research student. He got his Master’s degree from China Academy of Science in 2016.
Yifu joined the Image and Video Computing Group as a Ph.D. student in 2017. He is advised by Prof. Margrit Betke. Before joining BU, he was a master’s student at Tsinghua University, China where he obtained his M.S. Degree in July, 2017. His primary research interests are computer vision and machine learning.
Mona is a CS Ph.D. student in computer vision working with Professor Margrit Betke. Prior to joining BU, she was an R&D Engineer 1 at University of California, Berkeley working on gesture recognition for augmented reality at Center for Augmented Cognition with Dr. Allen Yang. Prior to that she obtained a double degree master’s in EE and CS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Her main interests are language and vision, semantic segmentation, action recognition, gesture recognition and facial analysis and in a broader term applying machine learning and deep learning methods to problems in the natural language understanding, computer/robot vision and human-centered artificial intelligence.
Donghyun is a Ph.D. student in the Image and Video Computing Group, which he joined in 2017. He is advised by Prof. Stan Sclaroff. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he worked on 3D face modeling and recognition with Prof. Gerard Medioni and Dr. Jongmoo Choi in the Computer Vision Group. His research interests are in the areas of computer vision and deep learning.
Sid joined the Image and Video Computing group in 2017. He is currently advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. Prior to starting his PhD at BU, he obtained a MSE in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MEng in Mechatronic Engineering from The University of Nottingham. Sid’s interests are in Reinforcement Learning and improving the utility of Machine Perception in more natural environments. He is especially interested in the potential impact of such studies applied to robotics and augmented reality.
Xingchao is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Kate Saenko, and joined IVC group in 2016. His research interest focuses on computer vision and machine learning, particularly on transfer learning, object classification and detection. Before joining IVC, he spent two years of his Ph.D career in University of Massachusetts Lowell. He got his bachelor’s degree from EECS department of Peking University in 2013. During undergraduate study, he did some research work on scene recognition in PKU ICTS LAB, advised by Prof. Yuxin Peng.
Vitali is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. He joined IVC group in 2017. His research interest focuses on computer vision and machine learning, particularly on explainable and interpretable AI. He got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Belarusian State University where he did some research work on Image Segmentation.
Wenda is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Margrit Betke. He joined IVC group in 2018. His primary research interests are in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to joining the PhD program, he received a Master’s in Computer Science at BU, and a Bachelor’s in Engineering at the South China University of Technology
Vasili joined the Image and Video Computing research group at Boston University in 2016, and is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. Currently he is working on applications of machine learning to image and language understanding.
Nataniel is a PhD Candidate in the Image and Video Computing group at Boston University, currently advised by Professor Stan Sclaroff. His research is centered around computer vision and machine learning. He has worked on several topics including visual data simulation, face and gesture analysis, scene understanding, first person vision, instructional video understanding and reinforcement learning. Previously he obtained an M.Sc. at Georgia Tech and his B.S./M.Sc. at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Kuniaki is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Kate Saenko, and join IVC group in 2018. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Tokyo, where he worked on domain adaptation with Prof. Tatsuya Harada and Dr. Yoshitaka Ushiku. His research interest focuses on computer vision and machine learning. Currently, he is working on domain adaptation for computer vision.
Elham joined the Image and Video Computing group at Boston University after completing her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. She is advised by Prof. Margrit Betke and Prof. Stan Sclaroff. Her research focuses on computer vision and applied machine learning. In particular, she is interested in facial, gesture and posture analysis of humans.
Ximeng is a Ph.D. Student who joined the Computer Science Department at Boston University in Spring, 2019. She is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. Her research mainly focuses on the deep learning and computer vision, with an emphasis on video-level deep generative models. Before joining IVC, she received her Master of Science degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Reuben joined the Image and Video Computing group as a PhD student in 2018. He is advised by Professor Kate Saenko. His primary research interests lie in applications of machine learning in vision-language tasks and video understanding.
Ben joined the Image and Video Computing group at Boston University in 2016. He is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. His research interests lie in the intersection of deep learning, Bayesian inference and numerical linear algebra with applications in natural language and image understanding. Before that, he earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Xide is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University. She is advised by Professor Brian Kulis. Her academic interests broadly include deep learning, image segmentation, video representation learning, and metric learning for image retrieval. Before BU, she received an ME in Computational Science and Engineering at Harvard completed her undergraduate studies at the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Yi started the PhD program in the computer science Department at Boston University in 2017. He is advised by Prof. Margrit Betke. Prior to joining BU, Yi graduated from the University of Southern California and worked as an algorithm engineer in image quality team in General Electrics, Healthcare department for one year. His primary research interests focus on computer vision and machine learning. In the past year, he has worked on object detection for digital radiography and X-ray equipment.
Samarth is a PhD student in the Image and Video Computing group, advised by Prof. Derry Wijaya and Prof. Kate Saenko. He started his PhD in Fall 2019. Previously, he received his master’s degree in Spring 2019 from Georgia Tech, where he was advised by Prof. James Rehg at the Computational Perception Laboratory. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spring 2017 from IIT Bombay, where his thesis work was advised by Prof. Suyash Awate.
UROP/REU and MA students
|Devin de Hueck|
|Vitaly Ablavsky||PhD, 2011. Now Senior
Research Scientist, Department of Computer Science, Boston University
|Wajeeha Akram||MA 2007|
|Omar Al-Hinai||Master’s degree, 2005.|
|Jonathan Alon||PhD, 2006. Now with EZFace|
|Vassilis Athitsos||PhD, 2006. Now a professor at U. Texas at Arlington.|
|Angshuman Bagchi||Masters Degree, 2006. Now at MongoDB|
|Qinxun Bai||PhD, 2016. Now with Hikvision Research America.|
|Andrew Barbarello||Masters Degree, 2013. Now at SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.|
|Mikhail Breslav||PhD, 2016. Now with HP Labs.|
|Johanna Brewer||Masters Degree 2004. Founded Neta Snook|
|Brian Borucki||UROP summer 2016|
|Dan Buzan||Masters Degree, 2003.|
|Fatih Cakir||PhD, 2017. Now Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Samsung Electronics|
|Esra Cansizoglu||Masters Degree 2009. Now a data scientist at Wayfair|
|R. Gokberk Cinbis||Masters 2010. PhD, 2014 from INRIA, Grenoble Rhone-Alps|
|Caitlin Connor||BA 2009. Teach for America.|
|Eric Cornelius||BA 2010|
|Stephen Crampton||Masters Degree, 2004. The Dwight-Englewood School first. Now Amazon|
|Jacqueline Crescimanno||BA 2010|
|Abir Das||Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016 – 2018. Now Assistant Professor at IIT-Kharagpur. (website)|
|Sarah Dubauskas||BA Degree, May 2003.|
|Randa Elanwar||Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2016. Now at Electronics Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.|
|Murat Erdem||PhD, 2008. Now with Object Video.|
|Wenxin Feng||PhD 2018. Now at Google Research|
|Nuno Garcia||Visiting PhD student in 2019 from the PAVIS lab at the Italian Institute of Technology|
|Mattia Gentil||UROP, 2016. Now in Italy.|
|Mikhail Gorman||Masters Degree, 2006. Now with Bluestreak, Inc.|
|Danna Gurari||PhD, 2015. Now assistant professor at U. Texas Austin.|
|Oleg Gusyatin||BA/MA 2004. First Cytyc and Hypermed. Now MIT Lincoln Labs.|
|Kun He||PhD, 2018. Now at Facebook Reality Labs (Oculus Research)|
|Luis Hernandez||Masters Degree, 2004.|
|Harrison Hong||MA Degree, May 2003. Now at Revealimaging Technologies, Inc.|
|David Maurice House||BA 2010 now working at MIT|
|Nazli Ikizler Cinbis||Post-Doctoral Associate 2008-2010. Now on faculty at Hacettepe University.|
|Eric Immermann||BA 2008|
|John Isidoro||PhD, 2004. Now with ATI|
|John Joseph||BA, UROP 2013.|
|Ajjen Joshi||PhD 2018. Now at Affectiva|
|Siripong Kaewyou||Masters Degree, 1995|
|Neela Kaushik||UROP 2017|
|Seule Ki Kim||Masters Degree, 2013. Now at Intuit, CA|
|Andrew Kurauchi||Visiting PhD Student 2014-2015 from University of Sao Paulo|
|Chris Kwan||BA/MA 2011. Now at at Lattice Engines|
|Marco La Cascia||Visiting Researcher, 1996-1999. Now a professor at University of Palermo|
|Kevin Law||BA 2005. Now with Google.|
|Dasom Lee||BA, UROP 2013.|
|Edward Lee||Masters Degree, 2005.|
|Andrew Levy||MS 2018. Now a PhD student at Brown University|
|Rui Li||Ph.D 2009. Now a research scientist at GE Global Research.|
|Tianqiang Liu||Masters degree 2011. Now at Orbeus|
|Lifeng Liu||PhD, 2000. Now at Cognex, Inc..|
|Liliana Lo Presti||Post-Doctoral Associate 2011-2013. Now Postdoc at University of Palermo, Italy|
|Shugao Ma||PhD, 2016. Now with Oculus Research.|
|John Magee||PhD, 2011. Assistant professor at Clark University.|
|Hani Mawlawi||Masters Degree, 1996. Now at Northrop Grumman-Canada.|
|Peter McNerney||MA, September 2003. Formerly at USC’s Integrated Media, and DreamWorks. Now at Google Research|
|William Mullally||Ph.D 2009. Now with Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc.|
|Walter Nunziati||Visiting PhD student Dec 2004-May 2005. With VIPLAB at U. of Florence.|
|Lisa Basile Premerlani||MA 2007. Now with MIT Lincoln Labs.|
|Chekema Prince||Bachelors Degree, 2002. Now working at MIT.|
|Marianne Procopio||BA/MA 2007. MIT Lincoln Labs.|
|Srivathsa Rajagopal||MS 2017|
|Romer Rosales||PhD, 2002. Now research staff at LinkedIn.|
|Jason Ruel||Masters Degree, 2003. MB at U. Washington in 2005. Now at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.|
|Mehrnoosh Sameki||PhD, 2017. Now at Rue La La.|
|Matthew Scott||BA 2004. Development Lead at Microsoft.|
|Saratendu Sethi||Masters Degree, 2000. Now Director of Engineering, Teragram Corp.|
|Maria Shugrina||BA 2007. MIT Master’s with Computation Fabrication Group. Now PhD student at University of Toronto.|
|Matheen Siddiqui||M.S., 2002. Now Researcher in the Applied Sciences Group, Microsoft.|
|Leon Sigal||Masters Degree, 1999. Now a research scientist at Disney Research, Pittsburgh.|
|Saurabh Singh||MEng 2017|
|Luke Skelly||MA 2007, now with MIT Lincoln Labs.|
|Alexandra Stefan||Masters Degree, 2008. Now at U. Texas at Arlington.|
|Kenda Stewart||BA Degree, May 2003. JD at Cornell University, 2006. Now at Virtusa.|
|Sridevi Suresh||UROP 2013-2014.|
|Leyong (Alex) Tan||Masters Degree in September 2011|
|Shuang Tang||Masters Degree, 2005.|
|Leonid Taycher||Masters Degree, 1997. PhD, MIT. Now at Twitter.|
|Ashwin Thangali||PhD, 2013. Now on research staff at Vecna Technologies|
|Diane H. Theriault||PhD, 2015. BA, 2004. Now software engineer at Google.|
|Tai-Peng Tian||PhD, 2011. Senior Researcher, Apple, Inc.|
|Laura Tiberii||MA, 2006.|
|Mikhail Urison||MA 2003|
|Javier Flavio Vigueras Gomez||Visiting Scholar 2010-11. Now on faculty at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí|
|Benjamin Waber||BA/MA 2006. PhD 2011 from MIT Media Lab. Now CEO of Sociometric Solutions|
|Jingbin Wang||PhD 2007. Now with Google.|
|Jared Wickman||Masters Degree, 2007.|
|Zheng Wu||PhD, 2012. Post-Doctoral Associate, 2012-2013. Now senior computer vision engineer at Mathworks, Inc.|
|Huijuan Xu||PhD, 2018. Now a Post-doc at UC Berkeley EECS|
|Hee Deok Yang||Visiting Student 2005-2006. Now Assistant Professor at Chosun University.|
|Jia Yao||BA 2017|
|Emily Yu||CRA-W Distributed Mentoring Program, student at Williams College, class of 2011|
|Quan Yuan||Ph.D 2009. Currently Senior Imaging Scientist at Ventana Medical Systems.|
|Jianming Zhang||PhD, 2016. Now with Adobe Research.|
|Jing Zhong||Masters Degree, 2004. Now with Amicas|