My research interests include Multimedia analysis and fusion for indexing and retrieval in video databases, pattern recognition with applications to speech and video data and graphical probabilistic models for recognition.I also passed my preliminary research proposal examination in February 2000. At present, I am actively involved in various research issues related to the semantic indexing of video using multiple modalities in a statistical framework. Here at Beckman, we are trying to bridge the gap between low-level physical features and high-level semantics.