Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University/Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
His research is focused on artificial intelligence, multimedia content analysis, and computer vision. A primary goal of his work is to develop intelligent systems that can extract rich knowledge from data of diverse modalities, including images, video, language and audio. His research has led to novel systems and applications with major societal impact, such as video search engines used by industry and government, online human trafficking crime prevention used by law enforcement, and image recognition tools used by journalists and public health professionals. He has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in the field of multimedia, with a large body of highly cited publications, best paper awards, 30+ issued patents, and technology transfers to industry.