His research interests include machine learning (ML), computer vision (CV) and human-computer interaction (HCI). Prior to this, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and as an assistant research professor at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS. In terms of academic research, he has published 52 academic papers in international top journals and conferences, including IEEE TPAMI/TITS/TIP, AAAI, IJCAI, CVPR, CVIR (ICMR) and BMVC. Two papers are listed as the highly cited papers according to Web of Science. In addition, he currently severs as an associate editor for IET Image Processing, an area chair for ACM MM, a member of the program committee for several top international AI conferences, including ICLR, ICML, AAAI, IJCAI, NIPS, KDD, UAI, etc., as well as reviewers for several leading journals including IEEE TNNLS/TCSVT/TMM, IS, etc. In terms of system developments, he has successfully designed several HCI systems and been granted 5 patents for HCI related technologies. The systems have been reported by several mainstream media (CCTV) and transferred into companies such as Huawei and Skyworth. He has led a technical cooperation project with Lenovo.