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I have received a two-year R21 grant (#1R21NR018756-01A1) from NIH NINR, titled "A Multimodal Approach for Monitoring Prolonged Acute Pain in Neonates."


I have received an NSF RI grant. Here is its abstract.


My Ph.D. student Hailey Baez has received Sloan Research Fellowships.


My Ph.D. student Troi Williams receives Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant 2019.


I have received an NSF CHS grant. Here is its abstract..


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Short Bio: ( CV) I am a Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (2009-2015 Assistant Professor, 2015-2020 Associate Professor). 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.

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 teach Deep Learning and Robotics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

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, European Research Council (ERC), and French National Research Agency.