I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh, since January 2015.

I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, in August 2014. My adviser was Kristen Grauman. My research interests lie in computer vision, machine learning, and crowdsourcing. I got my undergraduate degree at Pomona College in California, with majors in Computer Science and Media Studies.

News: In July 2017, Rebecca Hwa and I received an NSF Small award for modeling vividness and symbolism to decode visual rhetoric.

News: I'll be an Area Chair for CVPR 2018, and Tutorials Chair for WACV 2018.

News: In April 2017, we released the data and annotations for our CVPR 2017 spotlight "Automatic Understanding of Image and Video Advertisements".

News: In June 2016, I received a University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) award.

News: In May 2016, I received an NSF CRII CISE award to automatically understand visual rhetoric in the media.

News: In February 2016, I received a Google Faculty Research Award.

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