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
I am a Ph.D. candidate at Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park . I am a member of the Computer Vision Lab at University of Maryland Advanced Institute of Computer Studies. 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.
NEW!!! Two papers accepted by IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2014. "Manipulation Action Tree Bank: A Knowledge Resource for Humanoids" and "Learning Hand Movements from Markerless Demonstrations for Humanoid Tasks". Final version of the papers will be uploaded soon.
"A Cognitive System for Understanding Human Manipulation Actions" was published in Advances in Cognitive Systems (ISSN 2324-8416) 2014. Final version of the paper.
UMD Olympic Sports Attribute dataset is available to download now from HERE. This fully annotated (with labels and bounding boxs) action attribute data set is used in "Action Attribute Detection from Sports Videos with Contextual Constraints" at British Machine Vision Conference 2013 (BMVC) 2013.
"Detection of Manipulation Action Consequences (MAC)" was accepted in International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2013, Final version of the paper and the MAC1.0 dataset can be downloaded HERE
"Robots with Language: Multi-Label Visual Recognition Using NLP" was accepted as oral presentation in International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2013, Final version of the paper
Invited talk and demo at Qualcomm Research New Jersey: Robots With Language: A Framework for Developing Cognitive Robots, July 30th, 2012; Presentation
"Towards a Watson That Sees: Language-Guided Action Recognition for Robots" was accepted as Interactive Presentation in International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012. Final version of the paper
"Corpus-Guided Sentence Generation of Natural Images" was accepted as Oral in Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP. 2011, Final version of the paperTalk
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.
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.
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.
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.
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU),
The Visual Computer,
Image and Vision Computing,
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.