I am a research manager at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, where I lead the Vision and Learning group. I joined IBM in 2006 after receiving a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have also worked as an Affiliate Associate Professor at University of Washington and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, teaching courses on Visual Recognition and Search and Automatic Video Surveillance. My publications have appeared in major computer vision/graphics conferences and journals, including ICCV, CVPR, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, and PAMI. Among other professional activities, I have co-chaired the first, second, and third workshop on parts and attributes. I received several honors and awards, including a recent IBM Master inventor honor and a prestigious IBM Outstanding Innovation Achievement Award in 2011. In addition to working on core research, I had a one-year assignment at IBM Global Technology Services as a senior software engineer to help the productization of the IBM Smart Surveillance System.
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