Yezhou Yang

Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor at School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE), Arizona State University. His primary interests lie in Cognitive Robotics, Computer Vision, and 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 robots. His research mainly focused on solutions to visual learning, which significantly reduces the time to program intelligent agents. These solutions involve Computer Vision, Deep Learning, and AI algorithms to interpret peoples’ actions and the scene’s geometry. He has published over 30 papers in the fields of Computer Vision, Robotics, AI, NLP, and Multimedia, including first author papers at the top-tier conferences in these areas (CVPR, ECCV, ICRA, AAAI, ACL, and ACMMM) and journals in the related fields. He was a recipient of the KEEN Professorship award on Entrepreneurial Mindset education from ASU 2016 and 2017, a recipient of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011, the UMD CS Department Dean's Fellowship award and the Microsoft Research Asia Young Researcher Scholarship 2009. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Zhejiang University in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015. Before joining ASU, Dr. Yang was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Computer Vision Lab and the Automation, Robotics, and Cognition (ARC) Lab, with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies