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					Rui Li                                                                            617-240-3029 (Mobile)
853 Beacon Street, Apt 3R                                                         bucslirui-at-gmail.com
Boston, MA 02215                                                             http://cs-people.bu.edu/lir


Education

     Boston University                                                                    Boston, MA
     Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science Department                   Sep. 2002 - Apr. 2008 (Expected)
       • Thesis title: Simultaneous Learning of Nonlinear Manifold and Dynamical Models for
         High-dimensional Time Series
       • Advisor: Stan Sclaroff
       • Committee: Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke and David Fleet (University of Toronto
       • Courses: Artificial Intelligence, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning (audit, MIT
         course), Computer Vision, Algorithms, Operating System, Theory of Computation, Compiler
         Design and Programming Languages.
     National University of Singapore                                                     Singapore
     M.Sc., Computer Science                                                           2000 - 2002
       • Thesis title: From Region Features to Semantic Labels: A Probabilistic Approach.
       • Advisor: Wee-Kheng Leow
       • Committee: Wee-Kheng Leow, Tat-Seng Chua and Mohan Kankanhalli
     National University of Singapore                                                       Singapore
     B.Sc., Computer Science                                                              1996 - 1999
       • Graduated with Honors, and Dean’s List in 1996 and 1998.
       • Thesis title: Intelligent Iconic Picture Retrieval System (IIPRS)
       • Advisor: Chuan-Heng Ang
       • Committee: Chuan-Heng Ang and Bin Liu


Research Interests

     Computer Vision:
     visual tracking and learning of human motion, 3D motion estimation and analysis from stereo.
     Machine Learning:
     mixture models, Gaussian processes and variational Bayesian learning for directed graphical models.


Professional Experience

     Research Assistant                                                              2003 - present
     BU Image and Video Computing Group                                                Boston, MA
       • Human Motion Projects: Human pose estimation from learned space of valid poses; 3D
         human tracking using learned prior models of valid body configurations and dynamics.
       • Stereo Motion Project: Bayesian multi-resolution 3D motion field estimation from binocular
         stereo.
    Research Intern                                                          Jun. 2005 - Oct. 2006
    Honda Research Institute                                                   Mountain View, CA
      • Human Motion Projects: 3D upper body pose estimation from depth images using a learned
        prior model of valid poses; 3D human tracking using a learned mixture models.
    Research Assistant                                                                    2000 - 2002
    DIVA Lab, National University of Singapore                                             Singapore
      • Digital Video and Image Album Project: Digital Image Album for easy web-based
        browsing and retrieval of digital images through learning image semantic labels from image
        features and categorizing images based on semantic labels.
    Contract Programmer                                                        Jun. 1999 - Jul. 1999
    Port Authority of Singapore                                                           Singapore
    Contract Programmer                                                       Nov. 1998 - Jan. 1999
    Kent Ridge Digital Lab                                                                Singapore


Professional Services

    Student Member of ACM and IEEE;

    Reviewer for conferences: ICCV (2005, 2007), CVPR (2002-2007), ECCV (2004, 2006),
    CIVR(2005);

    Reviewer for journals: PAMI and CVIU.



Teaching Experience

    Teaching Fellow                                            Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007
    BU Computer Science Department                                                       Boston, MA
      • Graduate course on image and video computing.
    Teaching Fellow                                                           Sep. 2002 - May. 2003
    BU Computer Science Department                                                      Boston, MA
      • Introductory course on computer science.
    Teaching Assistant                                                         Jan. 1999 - Dec. 1999
    School of Computing, National University of Singapore                                  Singapore
      • Introductory course on Java programming.



Publications

    Journal:

      1. Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Multi-scale 3D Scene Flow from Binocular Stereo Sequences, to
         appear in Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU).
      2. Wee Kheng Leow and Rui Li, The analysis and applications of adaptive-binning color
         histograms, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), Vol. 94, No. 3-1, pp 67-91,
         2004.
     Conference and Workshop:

       1. Rui Li, Tai-Peng Tian and Stan Sclaroff, Simultaneous Learning of Nonlinear Manifold and
          Dynamical Models for High-dimensional Time Series, in proceedings of International
          Conference on Computer Vision(ICCV), 2007.
       2. Rui Li, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Stan Sclaroff and Tai-Peng Tian, Monocular Tracking of 3D
          Human Motion with a Coordinated Mixture of Factor Analyzers, in proceedings of the
          European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2006.
       3. Tai-Peng Tian, Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Articulated Pose Estimation in a Learned Smooth
          Space of Feasible Solution, in IEEE CVPR 2005 Workshop on Learning in Computer Vision
          and Pattern Recognition.
       4. Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Multi-scale 3D Scene Flow from Binocular Stereo Sequences, in IEEE
          Motion 2005.
       5. Rui Li and Wee Kheng Leow , From region features to semantic labels: A probabilistic
          approach, in proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, 2003.
       6. Wee Kheng Leow and Rui Li , Adaptive binning and dissimilarity measure for image retrieval
          and classification, in proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern
          Recognition (CVPR), 2001.

     Technical Report:

       1. Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Multi-scale 3D Scene Flow from Binocular Stereo Sequences (journal
          version), 2007-004.
       2. Tai-Peng Tian, Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Tracking Human Body Pose on a Learned Smooth
          Space, 2005-029.
       3. Tai-Peng Tian, Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Articulated Pose Estimation in a Learned Smooth
          Space of Feasible Solutions, 2005-025.
       4. Rui Li and Stan Sclaroff, Multi-scale 3D Scene Flow from Binocular Stereo Sequences,
          2004-034.


Patent

Monocular Tracking of 3D Human Motion with a Coordinated Mixture of Factor Analyzers, Honda
Research Institute Patent Application 11895, pending, 2006.

Qualifications

     Programming Skills: C/C++, Matlab; CGI, PHP and Web Server development. Familiar with
     Java, OpenGL, SQL and Visual Basic.

     Operating Systems: Windows, Unix.

     Language: Fluent in Chinese and English.



Immigration Status

F-1 Student Visa.
References

Available upon request.

				
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