Huazhong Ning () [Resume (PDF)]



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I am a Software Engineer in Google, working on video content analysis. I received Ph.D. degree from Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Thomas S. Huang. I was also a member of the Image Formation and Processing Group(IFP) at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technologies at UIUC. I have been a Applied Researcher in Microsoft Ad Labs and a Senior Research Scientist in AKiiRA Media Systems Inc.

Email: ningAAAhz at gmail dot com (remove AAA)

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EDUCATION

PH.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2008
Thesis: Visual Action Search and Recognition
M.Eng., Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Electrical Engineering, 2003
Thesis: Model-based Tracking of Walking People
B.S., Special Class for Gifted Young, Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China
Computer Science, 2000
Thesis: Protocol Conformance Testing Based on Labeled Transition System

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computer vision, action recognition, video search
Machine learning, pattern recognition, clustering
Audio processing, data mining

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PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapter
- Huazhong Ning, Ying Shan, Junxian Wang, and Xu Liu, "Content and Attention Aware Overlay for Online Video Advertising", book chapter of Online Multimedia Advertising, 2010. (accepted)
Computer Vision (Journal)
- Xu Zhao, Yun Fu, Huazhong Ning, Yuncai Liu, and Thomas S. Huang, "Human Pose Estimation with Regression by Fusing Multi-View Visual Information", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2010. (accepted) [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning,Tony X. Han, Dirk B. Walther, Ming Liu, and Thomas S. Huang, "Hierarchical Space-time Model Enabling Efficient Search for Human Actions", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology , 19(3), 2009. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Tieniu Tan, Liang Wang, and Weiming Hu, "People Tracking Based On Motion Model and Motion Constraints with Automatic Initialization", Pattern Recognition, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 1423-1440, 2004. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Tieniu Tan, Liang Wang, and Weiming Hu, "Model-based Tracking of Human Walking in Monocular Image Sequences", Image and Vision Computing, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 429-441, 2004. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Liang Wang, Huazhong Ning, Tieniu Tan, and Weiming Hu, "Fusion of static and dynamic body biometrics for gait recognition", IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 149-158, 2004. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Liang Wang, Tieniu Tan, Huazhong Ning, and Weiming Hu, "Silhouette Analysis-Based Gait Recognition for Human Identification", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 12, 2003. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Liang Wang, Tieniu Tan, Weiming Hu, Huazhong Ning, "Automatic Gait Recognition Based on Statistical Shape Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 12, no. 9, 2003. [PDF] [bibtex]
Computer Vision (Conference)
- Mert Dikmen, Huazhong Ning, Dennis J. Lin, Liangliang Cao, etc., "Surveillance Event Detection", Second IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Tony X. Han, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang, "Fusion by Optimal Dynamic Mixtures of Proposal Distributions", Second IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Xu Zhao, Huazhong Ning, Yuncai Liu, and Thomas S. Huang, "Discriminative estimation of 3D human pose using Gaussian processes", IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Latent Pose Estimator for Continuous Action Recognition", Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision, 2008, pp. 419-433. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Yuxiao Hu, and Thomas S. Huang, "Efficient Initialization of Mixtures of Experts for Human Pose Estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Discriminative Learning of Visual Words for 3D Human Pose Estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2008, pp. 1-8. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Yuxiao Hu, and Thomas S. Huang, "Searching Human Behaviors Using Spatial-Temporal Words", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2007, pp. 337-340. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Tony X. Han, Yuxiao Hu, Zhenqiu Zhang, Yun Fu, and Thomas S. Huang, "A Realtime Shrug Detector", Proceedings of the International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2006, pp. 505-510. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Tony X. Han, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang, "Efficient Nonparametric Belief Propagation with Application to Articulated Body Tracking", Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2006, pp. 214-221. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Liang Wang, Huazhong Ning, Tieniu Tan, Weiming Hu, "Fusion of Static and Dynamic Body Biometrics for Gait Recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2003, pp. 1449-1454. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Liang Wang, Weiming Hu, and Tieniu Tan, "Articulated Model Based People Tracking Using Motion Models", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, 2002, p. 383. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Liang Wang, Weiming Hu, and Tieniu Tan, "Model-based Tracking of Human Walking in Monocular Video Sequences", Proceedings of the IEEE Region 10 Technical Conference on Computers, Communication, Control and Power Engineering, 2002. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Liang Wang, Huazhong Ning, Weiming Hu, and Tieniu Tan, "Gait Recognition Based on Procrustes Shape Analysis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2002, pp. 433-436. [PDF] [bibtex]
Audio Processing (Conference)
- Huazhong Ning, Ming Liu, Hao Tang, and Thomas S. Huang, "A Spectral Clustering Approach to Speaker Diarization", Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2006. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Ming Liu, Huazhong Ning, Thomas S. Huang, Zhengyou Zhang, "A Novel Framework of Text-Independent Speaker Verification Based on Utterance Transform and Iterative Cohort Modeling", Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2006. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Ming Liu, Hao Tang, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang, "Person Identification Based on Multichannel and Multimodality Fusion", CLEAR Evaluation Workshop, 2006. [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Improving Speaker Diarization by Cross EM Refinement", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 2006, pp. 1901-1904. [PDF] [bibtex]
Data Mining (Journal)
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yun Chi, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Incremental Spectral Clustering by Efficiently Updating the Eigen-System", Pattern Recognition, 43(1), 2010. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yue Zhou, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "A General Framework to Detect Unsafe System States from Multisensor Data Stream", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2010. [PDF] [bibtex]
Data Mining (Conference)
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yue Zhou, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Temporal Difference Learning to Detect Unsafe System States", Proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yun Chi, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Incremental Spectral Clustering With Application to Monitoring of Evolving Blog Communities", Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, 2007. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Yue Zhou, Wei Xu, Huazhong Ning, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, "Detecting Unsafe Driving Patterns using Discriminative Learning", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 2007, pp. 1431-1434. [PDF] [bibtex]
Thesis
- Huazhong Ning, "Visual Action Search and Recognition", Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, "Model-based Tracking of Walking People", M.S. thesis, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2003. [PDF] [bibtex]
- Huazhong Ning, "Protocol Conformance Testing Based on Labeled Transition System", B.S. thesis, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000. [PDF] [bibtex]

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PATENT

Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, Yue Zhou, Yihong Gong, and Thomas S. Huang, Systems and Methods for Detecting Unsafe Conditions, No. 11/950,776, filed 04/2008
Huazhong Ning, Wei Xu, and Yihong Gong, Recovery Of 3D Human Pose By Jointly Learning Metrics And Mixtures Of Experts, No. 12/277,284, filed 11/2008
Ying Shan, Xu Liu, Junxian Wang, Huazhong Ning, and Jiayuan Huang, Content Advertisements for Video, No. 12/479,428, filed 06/2009

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2010