Academic Positions

  • Present 2015

    Associate Professor

    Samueli Fellow

    U. of California (Los Angeles), Dept. of Computer Science

    2015 2014

    Associate Professor

    Jack Munushian Early Career Chair

    U. of Southern California, Dept. of Computer Science

  • 2014 2008

    Assistant Professor

    Jack Munushian Early Career Chair

    U. of Southern California, Dept. of Computer Science

  • 2007 2006

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    U. of California (Berkeley), Dept. of Computer Science

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2007

    Computer and Information Science

    U. of Pennsylvania

  • M. Sc.1993

    Biomedical Engineering

    Southeast University ( Nanjing, China)

  • B. Sc.1990

    Biomedical Engineering

    Southeast University (Nanjing, China)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2013
    Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
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    The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
  • 2012
    Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award
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    The ARO's mission is to serve as the Army's premier extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the Nation's technological superiority. Basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry are competitively selected and funded.
  • 2010
    DARPA Computer Science Study Panel
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  • 2006
    NIPS 2006 Outstanding Paper Award
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  • 2004
    ICML Outstanding Student Paper Award
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