Tony X. Han 


Image  Formation & Processing  Group

2323, Beckman  Institute

University of  Illinois  at  UrbanaChampaign

405 North  Mathews  Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801


E-mail:   xuhan at ifp-uiuc-edu

Office Tel:  1. 217. 244. 2960

I moved to ECE Department at University of Missouri.  My new webpage is here.
I got my Ph.D. from
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Thomas S. Huang. I'm also affiliated with the Image Formation and Processing Group(IFP), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technologies at UIUC.

Research Interests

l  Computer Vision: Human Detection, Tracking,   and Activity Recognition

l  Statistical Learning

l  Image/Signal/Video Processing, Multimedia


Education Background

l  Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical & Computer Engineering(expected), 08/2002~~present

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Uni. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Thesis: Watching Human and Their Activities

Advisor:  Professor Thomas S. Huang, William L. Everitt Professor of Electrical Engineering

l  M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 09/2000~~05/2002

Experiential Signal Processing Lab, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA.

Thesis: AIMS: Active Image Motion Seeking Camera System

Advisor:  Professor Sun Ying

l  M.S. in Information Science, 08/1998~~08/2000

Institute of Information Science, Beijing Jiaotong University,  Beijing, China.

Thesis: Stereo Vision Transmission Research Based on TCP/IP

Advisor:  Professor Baozong Yuan, Director of Institute of Information Science

l  B.S. in Information & Communication Engineering, 09/1994~~07/1998

Special Class for Gifted Student, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China.


Selected Academic Honors & Award

²  Computational Science and Engineering Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.

²  ICCV Travel Grant, 2005.

²  Siemens Scholarship, Sponsored by Siemens Corporate Research, 2004.

²  Second Prize, in “The 7th National College Student Mathematical Contest in Modeling,” Beijing area, 2002.

²  Third Prize, in “Beijing College Student Computer Programming Competition,” 1996.

²  Siemens International Student Scholarship, Sponsored by Siemens Co. Ltd., 1999.

²  The Excellent Paper, in “the 10th Hui Guang Cup Academic Conference,” 1999.

²  Jiaotong Univ. Distinctive Bachelor Thesis Award, 1998.

²  Honor Graduate of Beijing, 1998.

²  Supreme Scholarship of Graduate Students in Jiaotong University, 1999.

²  First Prize, of Jiaotong University Scholarships, 1994-1997.

²  First Prize, in “The National Applied Physics Competition,” China, 1991.

²  Second Prize, in “The 5th Zheng Da Cup Computer Programming Competition,” High school students group, 1992.


Journal Papers


[2]  Tony X. Han, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang,Efficient Nonparametric Belief Propagation”, 2007 (journal version of our CVPR06 work, submitted to IEEE Trans. On PAMI)

[1]  Tony X. Han and Baozong Yuan, “Stereo Vision Transmission Research Based on TCP/IP”, Journal of Northern Jiaotong University, Vol.23, No.6, 1999. (Chinese Version)


Conference Papers


[11] Tony X. Han, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang, “Fusion by Optimal Dynamic Mixtures of Proposal Distributions,” submitted.

[10] Huazhong Ning, Tony X. Han, Ming Liu, and Thomas S. Huang, “A Space-time HMAX Model for Searching Human Behaviors,” submitted.

[9]  Tony X. Han, Ming Liu, and Thomas S. Huang, “A Drifting-proof Framework for Tracking and Online Appearance Learning,” accepted by IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2007).

[8]  Tony X. Han, Huazhong Ning, and Thomas S. Huang, “Efficient Nonparametric Belief Propagation with Application to Articulated Body Tracking,” IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2006), pp. 214-221.

[7]  Huazhong Ning, Tony X. Han, Yuxiao Hu, Zhenqiu Zhang, Yun Fu, and Thomas S. Huang, “A Realtime Shrug Detector,” IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2006), pp. 505-510.

[6]  Tony X. Han, Visvanathan Ramesh, Ying Zhu, and Thomas S. Huang, “On Optimizing Template Matching via Performance Characterization,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2005), pp. 182-189.

[5]  Tony X. Han and Thomas S. Huang, “Articulated Body Tracking Using Dynamic Belief Propagation,” IEEE International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, in conjunction with ICCV (ICCV-HCI 2005), pp. 26-35.

[4]  Ming Liu, Tony X. Han, and Thomas S. Huang, “Online Appearance Learning by Template Prediction”, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS 2005), pp.210-217.

[3]  Lei Chen, R. Travis Rose, Ying Qiao, Tony X. Han, Jilin Tu, Zhongqiang Huang, Mary Harper, Francis Quek, Yingen Xiong, David McNeill, Ronald Tuttle, and Thomas Huang,VACE Multimodal Meeting Corpus, Second International Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (MLMI 2005), pp. 40-51.

[2]  Tony X. Han, Steven Kay, and Thomas S. Huang,Optimal Segmentation of Signals Based on Dynamic Programming and Its Application to Image Denoising and Boundary Feature Extraction, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004), pp. 2693-2696.

[1]  B. Georgescu, Dorin Comaniciu, Tony X. Han, and X. S. Zhou,Multi-model Component-Based Tracking Using Robust Information Fusion”, Second International Workshop on Statistical Methods in Video Processing, in conjunction with ECCV (ECCV-SMVP 2004), pp. 61-70.


Journal Papers in Preparation

[1]  “Optimizing Template Matching via Performance Characterization,” with Visvanathan Ramesh, Ying Zhu, and Thomas S. Huang (the extended journal version of our ICCV 2005 paper).

[2]  Fisher Boosting” with Jilin Tu, Zhihong Zeng, and Thomas S. Huang (the extended journal version of Jilin Tu's CVPR 2004 paper).


Conference Papers in Preparation

[1]  “Learning by Selective Normalization,” with Shuicheng Yan, and Thomas S. Huang (To be submitted ICML 2007).



[1]  “AIMS: Active Image Motion Seeking Camera System,” File pending (With Prof. Y. Sun)

[2]  “Robust Object Tracking using Dynamic Components,” Siemens Corporate Research (With Dr. D. Comaniciu)

[3]  “Probabilistic Optical Flow, Scale Selection and Sequential Affine Warping,” Siemens Corporate Research (With Dr. V. Ramesh and Dr. Y. Zhu )


Academic Review

Journal Review

l   IEEE Trans. on PAMI

l   IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology



l   IEEE Trans. on systems, man and cybernetics







l   Pattern Recognition








l   Image and Vision Computing























l   EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing


Book Chapter Review

l   3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body

Conference Review

l   CIVR 2006

l   Second IEEE Workshop on Vision for Human Computer Interaction(V4HCI), in conjunction with CVPR 2006



l   Third Joint Workshop on Machine Learning and Multimodal Interaction(MLMI) 2006







l   Sixth International Workshop in Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Service (WIAMIS) 2005








l   International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining(MLDM) 2003























l   CVPR Workshop on Event Mining, 2003


Academic and Professional Activities

l   Student Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)



Yuxiao Hu, @IFP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Huazhong Ning, @IFP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Xun (Jason) Xu, @IFP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Yun (Raymond) Fu, @IFP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.



My old webpage at University of Rhode Island

Last Update: 10-25-2006, Copyright © 2004~2006, Tony X. Han, All Rights Reserved