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I will moderate a round-table of CIOs in Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly.


I will organize the Workshop on Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation -- Benchmarks, Datasets, and Competitions in Madrid, Sprain.


I will take on the CSE Graduate Director duty.

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Short Bio: ( CV) I am currently an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. I am an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO). At the same time, I serve on a couple of IEEE-RAS governance committees. I was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University from 2016 to 2017.

I received my Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Utah in 2007 (advisor: John Hollerbach), B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA from Dec. 2007 to May 2008 and a Postdoctoral Associate in the School of Computing at the University of Utah from May 2008 to May 2009.

I teach Deep Learning and Robotics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. My research interests include robotics, deep learning, haptics, computer vision, human computer interaction (HCI), and medical applications. If you are interested in working with me on some cool projects, please contact me.

I have served on several other journal and conference editorial boards, chaired several conferences, forums, and workshops and served as reviewer/panelist for U.S. NSF and French National Research Agency.