I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where I lead the UT-Austin Computer Vision Group. I was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin in 2017. I received my Ph.D. from MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 2006.
ML@UT: UT Austin has broad and deep expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence, spanned by groups across several departments on campus.
|Slides from recent talks||
||My research interests are in computer vision and
machine learning. In general, the goal of computer
vision is to develop the algorithms and representations
that will allow a computer to autonomously analyze visual
My primary interests are visual recognition and visual search. Recent and ongoing projects in the group consider large-scale image/video retrieval, unsupervised visual discovery, active learning, active recognition, first-person "egocentric" computer vision, interactive machine learning, image and video segmentation, activity recognition, vision and language, and video summarization.
Vision and learning reading group page
Publications page with links to code, slides, and project pages. Or, sorted [by year] [by topic].
Code download page
Datasets download page
Kimberly (Wei-Lin) Hsiao
Ph.D. (2011), Bert Kay Dissertation Award from the Dept of
CS. Now at Google Research.
Yong Jae Lee Ph.D. (2012). Postdoctoral Associate at UC-Berkeley. Now Assistant Professor at UC-Davis.
Jeff Donahue, B.S., Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2011). Ph.D. student at UC-Berkeley. Now at DeepMind.
Andy Luong, B.S., Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2011), Best Undergraduate Thesis Award. Now at Microsoft.
Lucy Liang, B.S., Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2012), Best Undergraduate Thesis Award. Now at Microsoft.
Nona Sirakova, B.S., Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2013). Now a Masters student at University of Washington.
Tomas McCandless, B.S. Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2013).
Sunil Bandla, M.S. (2013). Now at Microsoft.
Jaechul Kim Ph.D. (2013). Now at Amazon Research.
Sung Ju Hwang Ph.D. (2013). Now Assistant Professor at KAIST.
Adriana Kovashka, Ph.D. (2014). Now Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh.
Chao-Yeh Chen, Ph.D. (2016). Now at Google.
Suyog Jain, Ph.D. (2017). Now at CognitiveScale.
Josh Kelle, M.S. (2017). Now at Pinterest.
Steven Chen, B.S., Turing Scholars Honors Thesis (2017). Now a Masters student at Stanford University.
Dinesh Jayaraman, Ph.D. (2017). Now a postdoc at UC-Berkeley.
|Visitors and Postdocs
||Devi Parikh Visiting
Research Fellow, 2010-2011.
Now Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech
Lu Zheng Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012-2013. Now Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong
Boqing Gong, Visiting PhD student from Prof. Fei Sha's lab at USC, 2012. Now Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida
Hao Jiang, Visiting Professor from Boston College, 2015-2016.
Antonino Furnari, Visiting PhD student from Prof. Giovanni Maria Farinella's lab at Univ. of Catania, 2016.
Ziad Al-Halah, Visiting PhD student from Prof. Stiefelhagen's lab at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2016.
Danna Gurari, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-2017. Now Assistant Professor at UT Austin, School of Information
|Professional Service||Associate Editor-in-Chief: PAMI
Program Chair: CVPR 2015
Program Chair: NIPS 2018
Editorial Board: IJCV
Area Chair: CVPR 2009, ICCV 2009, ICCV 2011, ECCV 2012, ACCV 2012, NIPS 2012, CVPR 2013, ICCV 2013, ECCV 2014, ICML 2015, ICML 2016, ECCV 2016, ICCV 2017, ECCV 2018, CVPR 2019
Senior Area Chair: NIPS 2017, ICML 2019
Program Committee / Reviewer: CVPR 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016; ICCV 2007, 2015; ECCV 2008, 2010; NIPS 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, AAAI 2011, 2014, SIGGRAPH 2014, 2017
376: Computer Vision (Spring 2018)
CS 381V: Visual Recognition (Fall 2017) -- a Diversity course for CS PhD students
CS 378H: Honors Machine Learning and Vision (Spring 2017)
CS 381V: Visual Recognition (Fall 2016) -- a Diversity course for CS PhD students
CS 381V: Visual Recognition (Spring 2016) -- a Diversity course for CS PhD students
CS 378H: Honors Machine Learning and Vision (Fall 2015)
CS 343H: Honors Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2014)
Short Course / Tutorial on Attributes at CVPR 2013
CS395T Visual Recognition (Fall 2012) -- a Diversity course for CS PhD students
CS 395T Visual Recognition (Fall 2011) -- a Diversity course for CS PhD students
CS 376: Computer Vision (Spring 2011)
CS 395T: (Special Topics in) Computer Vision : Object Recognition (Spring 2010)
CS 378: Computer Vision (Fall 2009)
CS 395T: Visual Recognition and Search (Spring 2009)
CS 378: Computer Vision (Fall 2008)
AAAI 2008 Tutorial on Visual Recognition, co-taught with Bastian Leibe (July 2008)
CS 395T: Visual Recognition and Search (Spring 2008)
CS 378 / 395T: Computer Vision (Fall 2007)
CS 395T: Object Recognition (Spring 2007)
Introduction to Computer Science, for the Women’s Technology Program (MIT, Summer 2005)
||Office of Naval Research
National Science Foundation
AWS Machine Learning
DARPA Lifelong Learning Machines
|Note to prospective students||If you are a prospective student interested in
computer vision research at UT-Austin, please read about
admissions process. It is not necessary to
contact me. Unfortunately, I am not able to respond
to emails about applications to our graduate
program. If you are applying to the CS department
and are interested in my research group, please state this
in your statement of purpose.
I am not looking for interns or visiting students, with or