Visual Informatics Group@Texas A&M (VITA)

Group GitHub Repo: https://github.com/TAMU-VITA

I have the fortune to work with a large group of truly exceptional students. I take great pride in everyone.

See above for a (highly incomplete) group photo, as of 02/2019

Xiaohan Chen, MPIZhenyu Wu, Tecent AI LabYe Yuan, ByteDance AI LabZiyu Jiang + Junru Wu, NEC LabsSicheng Wang, NTUXinyu Gong + Wuyang Chen, Horizon RoboticsHaotao Wang, Kuaishou AI LabTianlong Chen, Walmart TechYifan Jiang, ByteDance AI Lab

My Ph.D. students at their internship institutions, as of summer 2019.

Ph.D. students

  • Zhenyu Wu, 08/2017 - present [Website]
      • M.S, CS@Ohio State University, 06/2017
      • B.S, CS@Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 06/2015
      • Internship: Tencent AI Lab, Silicon Valley (Summer 2019); Adobe Research (Spring 2019); US Army Research Lab (Summer 2018)
  • Xiaohan Chen, 08/2017 - present [Website]
      • B.S, School of Gifted Young (Math + CS)@University of Science and Technology of China, 06/2017
      • Internship: Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen (Summer and Fall 2019)
  • Sicheng Wang, 08/2017 - present [Website]
      • B.S, Applied Math@TAMU, 06/2017
      • Internship: Nanyang Technological University (Summer 2019); UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (Spring 2019); University of Syndey (Summer 2018)
  • Ye Yuan, 08/2017 - present [Website]
      • M.S, CSE@TAMU, 06/2017
      • B.S, Biology@University of Science and Technology of China, 06/2015
      • Internship: ByteDance AI Lab, Silicon Valley (Summer 2019); Walmart Tech (Summer 2018)
  • Junru Wu, 01/2018 - [Website]
      • B.S, EE@Tongji University, 06/2016
      • Internship: NEC Labs America (Summer 2019); ByteDance AI Lab, Silicon Valley (Spring 2019)
  • Xinyu Gong, 08/2018 - [Website]
      • B.S, Yingcai Honors College, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 06/2018
      • Internship: Horizon Robotics, Silicon Valley (Summer 2019)
  • Haotao Wang, 01/2019 - [Website]
      • B.S, EE@Tsinghua University, 06/2018
      • Internship: Kuaishou AI Lab, Seattle (Summer 2019)
  • Ziyu Jiang, 01/2019 - [Website]
      • M.S, CSE@TAMU, 12/2018
      • B.S, EE@Harbin Institute of Technology, 06/2017
      • Internship: NEC Labs America (Summer 2019)
  • Wuyang Chen, 08/2019 - [Website]
      • M.S, CS@Rice University, 12/2016
      • B.S, Biology@University of Science and Technology of China, 06/2014
      • Internship: Horizon Robotics, Silicon Valley (Summer 2019)
  • ​Tianlong Chen, 08/2019 - [Website]
      • B.S, School of Gifted Young (Math) @University of Science and Technology of China, 06/2017
      • Internship: Walmart Tech (Summer 2019)
  • Yifan Jiang, 08/2019 - [Website]
      • ​​B.S, EE@Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 06/2019
      • Internship: ByteDance AI Lab, Beijing (Spring + Summer 2019)
  • Pengcheng Pi, 08/2019 -
      • TAMU ECE Ph.D. ​​student; currently co-advising with Prof. Zixiang Xiong
      • B.S, ECE@TAMU, 06/2017
  • Jiayi Shen, starting from 01/2020
      • M.S, CSE@TAMU, 12/2019
      • B.S, Statistics@University of Science and Technology of China, 06/2017
      • Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (Summer 2019)

M.S. students

  • Ting-Kuei Hu, 08/2018 - present [Website]
  • Jiayi Shen, 01/2019 - present
  • Scott Hoang, 01/2019 - present (co-advising with Prof. Tracy Hammond)
  • Prateek Shroff, 01/2019 - present

Visitors & Collaborators


  • Shuai Yang, Ph.D. student, CS@Peking University, 09/2018 - 09/2019 (CSC supported) [Website]
  • Keqiang Yan, undergraduate, CS@Peking University, Summer 2019
  • Xiangxin Zhou, undergraduate, CS@Tsinghua University, Summer 2019
  • Xuxi Chen, undergraduate, Statistics@University of Science and Technology of China, Summer 2019

Undergraduate students


  • Ryan Wells, 08/2018 - present [Website] -> see a happy Ryan on the right!
  • Josiah Coad, 01/2019 - present

Alumni


  • Nitin Bansal, M.S. student, 08/2017 - 12/2018 [Website]
      • First Position: Senior Deep Learning Engineer, MagicLeap
  • Pengcheng Pi, M.S. student, 08/2017 - 08/2018
      • First Position: Ph.D. student, ECE@TAMU
  • Karthik Suresh, M.S. student, 01/2018 - 05/2019
      • First Position: Applied Machine Learning Scientist, Adobe
  • Sheelabhadra Dey, M.S. student, 01/2018 - 05/2019 [Website]
      • First Position: Ph.D. student, CSE@TAMU
  • Nalin Dadhich, M.S. student, 01/2018 - 05/2019
      • First Position: Software Development Engineer, Nvidia
  • Anjali Chadha, M.S. student, 08/2018 - 05/2019 [Website]
      • First Position: Software Development Engineer (SDE2), Amazon Alexa AI team
  • Pritish Uplavikar, M.S. student, 08/2018 - 05/2019 [Website]
      • First Position: AI Scientist, NIO USA
  • Jianghao Shen, M.S. student, 08/2017 - 12/2018
      • First Position: Research Intern, ECE@Rice University


  • Liqiang Liu, visiting student (Ph.D. student, Chinese Academy of Sciences), 05/2018 - 05/2019 (CSC supported)
  • Wuyang Chen, visiting scholar (Machine Learning Research Engineer, Green Valley Pharmaceutical LLC), 05/2018 - 03/2019.
      • Next Move: Ph.D. student, VITA group, CSE@TAMU
  • Yue Wang, visiting student (M.S. student, CS@Rice University), Summer 2018
      • Next Move: Ph.D. student, EiC group, ECE@Rice University
  • Yifan Jiang, visiting student (undergraduate, EE@HUST), Summer 2018
      • Next Move: Ph.D. student, VITA group, CSE@TAMU


  • Chase Brown, undergraduate, CSE@TAMU, Summer 2018
  • Roger Wang, high school intern, A&M Consolidated High School, Summer 2018


Sponsorship

VITA is gratefully sponsored by:

  • Government: NSF, DARPA, US Army Research Lab
  • Industry: Adobe, NEC Labs America, USAA, Chevron, Varian Medical Systems, MoodMe
  • University: TAMU X-Grant (2018), T3-Grant (2019), PESCA (2019)