received the BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1991, and the MS and PhD degrees from Harvard University in 1994 and 1996, respectively (supervised by Dr. David Mumford). He is currently an associate professor jointly with the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a codirector of the UCLA Center for Image and Vision Science. Before joining UCLA, he worked at Brown University (Applied Math) in 1996-1997, Stanford University (Computer Science) in 1997-1998, and The Ohio State University (Computer Science) in 1998-2002. His research is focused on vision and learning, statistical modeling, and stochastic computing. He has published more than 70 articles in vision and received a number of honors, including a David Marr prize in 2003, a Sloan fellowship in computer science in 2001, the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2001, theUS Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2001, a David Marr prize honorary nomination in 1999, a Jury Ali prize at Harvard in 1995. In 2004, he founded, with friends, the Lotus Hill Institute for Computer Vision and Information Science in China ( www.lotushill.org
) as a nonprofit research organization.