Jia-Bin Huang is joining the ECE faculty as an assistant professor in the machine perception area. He comes to ECE after recently completing his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Huang's research interests include computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning. He has more than six years of experience developing algorithms in the ECE department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a research assistant there, Huang's Ph.D. thesis focused on exploiting physically ground constraints for visual analysis and synthesis. Based on the framework in his thesis, Huang developed robust algorithms for image/video completion, super-resolution, and visual tracking.
Huang was a guest lecturer of computational photography and a computer vision teaching assistant in the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science. He has also overseen award-winning projects in computer vision.
Huang has received multiple honors and awards for his work, including the Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award, the Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research on computational modeling of visual saliency received the best student paper award at the 2012 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), and his work on learning-based eye gaze tracking received the best paper award at the 2014 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications. Most recently, he received the Best Talk Award from the Coordinate Science Laboratory Student Conference in recognition of his high-quality research, professional slides, and eloquence.
Within the last ten years, Huang has worked on more than 23 publications and been a reviewer for 10 journals and 15 conferences. He was also the webmaster for the Computer Vision Taiwanese Group, which has more than 2,700 members.
Huang earned his bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and his master's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.