He received a NIPS 2017 best reviewer award. His work received the best student paper award at BMVC 2019, a best scientific paper award at ICPR 2012, the best paper award at CVVT workshop (ECCV 2012), the best paper award at ChaLearn LAP workshop (ICCV 2015), the best scientific poster award at EOS 2017, the honorable mention award at FG 2017, and his team won a number of challenges including traffic sign detection (IJCNN 2013), apparent age estimation (ICCV 2015) and real world super-resolution (ICCV 2019). He is co-founder of Merantix and co-organizer of NTIRE, CLIC, AIM and PIRM events. His current research interests include sparse and collaborative representations, deep learning, optical flow, image/video compression, restoration and enhancement.