RESEARCH INTERESTS: 1. Context Sensitive Visual Analytics 2. Multimodal, Intelligent Human Computer Interaction 3. Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition 4. Image/Video Processing and Multimedia System 5. Computer Graphics HONOR AND AWARDS: 1. IBM Research Division Award, 2005 2. Best paper award in IUI 2005 3. The Forth Place at the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition for business plan on face animation, 2000-2001 4. Samsung scholarship to best undergraduate student, Tsinghua University, 1998 5. Outstanding undergraduate scholarships, Tsinghua University, 1994 - 1998 Education Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. Thesis advisor: Professor Thomas Huang. GPA 3.97/4.0, 2000 – 2004, · M.S. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. August 1998 – January 2000 · B.S. in Computer Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China. GPA 92/100, September 1993 – July 1998. Experience IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorn, NY 2004 ~ present: Research Staff Member in Intelligent Multimedia Interaction Group, Manager: Dr. Michelle Zhou. Working on a context-sensitive multimodal information seeking project. This project addresses the problem of information seeking using contextual information (e.g. task, user information) and integrated information presentation of related information in multiple modalities. Partial results were presented in IUI 2005 (best paper award) and InfoVis 2005. · University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Summer 1999- 2004: Research Assistant Image Formation and Processing Group, Advisor: Prof. Thomas Huang IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorn, NY 5/2003 ~ 8/2003: Research Intern in Composite Media Group, Manager: Dr. Michelle Kim. Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA 5/2002 ~ 8/2002: Research Intern in Communication, Collaboration and Signal Processing Group, Mentor: Dr. Zicheng Liu. Microsoft Research, Beijing, China 11/2001 ~ 12/2001: Visiting Student Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA 5/2001 ~ 8/2001: Research Intern in Collaboration and Multimedia System Group; Mentor: Dr Zicheng Liu; Rockwell Science Center (now Rockwell Scientific Company), Thousand Oaks, CA 5/2000 ~ 8/2000: Summer Intern in Human Computer Interaction Group; Mentor: Dr Michael Chan (now at GE global research);