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News

  • 2017-06

    IROS 2017

    [oral] Feeling the Force: Integrating Force and Pose for Fluent Discovery through Imitation Learning to Open Medicine Bottles.

    Paper | Demo | Code | Project

  • 2017-04

    Arxiv

    Configurable, Photorealistic Image Rendering and Ground Truth Synthesis by Sampling Stochastic Grammars Representing Indoor Scenes.

    Paper | Demo

  • 2016-12

    CVPR 2017 Workshop

    [co-chair] 3rd Workshop on Vision Meets Cognition: Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality.

    Website

  • 2016-09

    CRESSTCON 2016

    [invited talk] Teddy Talk in plenary session.

VCLA Collaborations

Students Mentored

  • Jenny Lin, PhD in Computer Science, CMU, 2017 Fall


  • Tian Ye, Master in Robotics, CMU, 2017 Fall


  • Xingwen Guo, Master in Computer Science, Yale, 2017 Fall


  • Chi Zhang, Master in Computer Science, UCLA, 2017 Fall


  • Jingyu Shao, Master in Statistics, UCLA, 2016 Winter


  • Yutong Zhang, Master in Computer Science, UCLA, 2015 Fall


Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate 2015

    Statistics

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • M.S. 2013

    Computer Science

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.Eng. 2012

    Software Engineering

    Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision: Functional Object and Scene Understanding

  • Computer Graphics: Physics-based Simulation

  • Cognitive Science: Computational Models of Perception and Action

  • Robotics: Functional Equivalent Manipulation

  • Virtual Reality: Extraordinary Environments and Abnormal Objects

Scholarships & Awards

  • 2013.06-present
    Graduate Research Assistant @ VCLA
  • 2017.06
    CVPR 2017 Outstanding Reviewer
  • 2015-2016, 2016-2017
    UCLA University Fellowship
  • 2014.08
    NVidia CUDA Hardware Donation Program for Researchers
  • 2011.07
    Google Scholarship
  • 2011.07
    UCLA-CSST Scholarship
  • 2010.12
    Samsung Scholarship