Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, I was an A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University and a
member of the research faculty
at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
(UMIACS). I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2010. I received the
degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (with honors)
M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State
Raleigh, NC, in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
Security and privacy: Active authentication, biometrics template protection, biometrics recognition
Computer vision: Deep learning, domain adaptation, dictionary learning, object recognition, activity recognition, shape representation
Machine learning: Dimensionality reduction, clustering, kernel methods, weakly-supervised learning
Signal/Image processing: Sparse representation, compressive sampling, image restoration, synthetic aperture radar imaging, millimeter wave imaging
08/2018: Two Best Student Paper Awards at ICPR 2018. Congratulations Xing, Vishwa, Pramuditha and Mahdi!
07/2018: We won the 1st prize at the 2018 IEEE ICME Grand Challenge on Heterogeneous Face Recognition. Congratulations He!
06/2018: We won the 1st prize at the NTIRE2018 challenge on image dehazing. Congratulations He and Vishwa!
Our paper “Person recognition beyond the visible spectrum: combining
body shape and texture from mmW images” received the Honorable Mention
Paper Award at ICB 2018. Congratulations Ester!
09/2017: Gave a keynote speech on Active Authentication at the 2017 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece.
Our paper “CNN-based cascaded multi-task learning of high-level prior
and density estimation for crowd counting” received the Best Paper
Award at AVSS 2017. Congratulations Vishwanath!
07/2017: Our work on Active Authentication was featured in CBS This Morning Saturday program (link)
12/2016: I have been elected as a member of the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2017-2019)
09/2016: Associate Editor of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium
09/2016: I have been selected for the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award at Rutgers
07/2016: Program Co-Chair for IEEE ISBA 2017
07/2016: Co-organizer of tutorial on “Deep Learning for Biometrics” at IEEE BTAS 2016
07/2016: Co-organizer of Special Session on “Biometrics on Mobile and Wearable Devices” at IEEE BTAS 2016
06/2016: Program Co-Chair for IEEE/IAPR IJCB 2017
06/2016: Awarded NSF 1618677
05/2016: Invention of the Year Award at UMD (news, HyperFace)
03/2016: I received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award (all recipients, press release)