Research Areas:
Computer Vision, Statistical Modeling & Computing, Cognition, Machine Learning,Natural Language and Dialogue, AI, Robot Autonomy.

Academic Honors
2020 Best Paper Award, ICML Workshop on Bridge Perception and Reasoning, with Qing Li et al.
2019 Best Paper Award, ACM TURC , with Xu Xie et al.
2017 Computational Modeling Prize, Cognitive Science Society, with Tianmin Shu et al.
2013 Helmholtz Test-of-Time Award***, 14th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision at Sydney, Australia, for a region competition paper published in 1995.
2011 Fellow, IEEE Computer Society
2008 Aggarwal Prize**, the Int'l Association of Pattern Recognition. Citation
2007 Marr Prize honorary nomination, 11th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision at Rio, Brazil, for Object Modeling with Y. Wu et al.
2003 Marr Prize, 9th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision at Nice, France, for MCMC Inference for Image Parsing with Z. Tu et al.
2001 Young Investigator Award, Office of Navy Research.
2001 Sloan Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
2001 Career Award, National Science Foundation.
1999 Marr Prize honorary nomination*, 7th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision at Corfu, Greece, for Texture Modeling with Y. Wu.
1995 Jury Prize, Harvard University.
1992 Harvard Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Art and Sciences.
1986-1991 Numerous undergraduate student awards in China