Yezhou Yang (杨 叶舟)
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Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park
email:yzyang at cs.umd.edu
Room 4470, A.V. Williams Building

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Brief Bio

I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland, College Park . I am also affliated to the Computer Vision Lab at UMIACS. My advisors are Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos and Dr. Cornelia Fermuller

My main interests lie in Computer Vision, Robot Vision, especially exploring visual primitives in human action understanding from visual input, grounding them by natural language as well as high-level reasoning over the primitives for intelligent agents, aka. Robots.

I was a recipient of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011 , the UMD CS Department Dean's Fellowship award. Before coming to UMD, I conducted my undergraduate research on Visual Attention with Prof. Mingli Song and got Excellent Bachelor Degree Thesis award from Zhejiang University, China. I was a member of the robot vision group with the Zhejiang University Robocup humanoid team ZjuDancer (A short story on Robocup ). I was a recipient of the Microsoft Research Asia Young Researcher Scholarship 2009.

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Publications

Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Detection of Manipulation Action Consequences (MAC). IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR . 2013.

  • Paper Poster Dataset
  • ROS package

    Yezhou Yang, Ching L. Teo, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Robots with Language: Multi-Label Visual Recognition Using NLP.IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA. 2013.

  • Paper Slides

  • Anupam Guha, Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Minimalist Plans for Interpreting Manipulation Actions.IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2013.

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  • Xiaodong Yu, Ching Lik Teo, Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Action Attribute Detection from Sports Videos with Contextual Constraints.British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC). 2013.

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  • Douglas Summers-stay, Ching L. Teo, Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Using a Minimal Action Grammar for Activity Understanding in the Real World. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS. 2012.

  • Paper slides Dataset

  • Ching L. Teo, Yezhou Yang, Hal Daumé III, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Towards a Watson That Sees: Language-Guided Action Recognition for Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA. 2012.

  • Paper Slides Dataset

  • Ching L. Teo, Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos. Synergistic Methods for using Language in Robotics. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, PerMIS. 2012.

  • Paper Slides Dataset

  • Xiaodong Yu, Cornelia Fermüller, Ching L. Teo, Yezhou Yang, Yiannis Aloimonos. Active Scene Recognition with Vision and Language. International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV. 2011.

  • Paper Poster

  • Yezhou Yang, Ching L. Teo, Hal Daumé III and Yiannis Aloimonos. Corpus-Guided Sentence Generation of Natural Images. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP. 2011.

  • Paper Slides Results

  • Ching L. Teo, Yezhou Yang, Hal Daumé III, Cornelia Fermüller and Yiannis Aloimonos. A Corpus-Guided Framework for Robotic Visual Perception. AAAI Workshop on Language-Action Tools for Cognitive Artificial Agents. 2011.

  • Paper Slides Dataset

  • Yezhou Yang, Mingli Song, J. Bu, C. Chen, C. Jin. Color to Gray: Attention Preservation. The 4th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT. 2010.

  • Paper

  • Yezhou Yang, Mingli Song, N. Li, J. Bu, C. Chen; What is the Chance of Happening: a New Way to Predict Where People Look. The 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV. 2010.

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  • Yezhou Yang, Mingli Song, N. Li, J. Bu, C. Chen; Visual attention analysis by pseudo gravitational field. ACM International Conference on Multimedia, ACMMM. 2009.

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    Education


     -Sep 2010 - present
      Computer Vision Lab, University of Maryland, College Park
      Advised by Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos and Dr. Cornelia Fermuller

     -Sep 2006 - July 2010
      B.Eng in Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China
      Advised by Prof. Mingli Song




    My Hometown: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China








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