Ying Wu received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2001. Before he came to this inspiring corn field, he received his M.S. in the Automation Department from Tsinghua University, Bejing, China, in 1997, and his B.S. in automatic control from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 1994, respectively.
He is currently full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. He joined Northwestern as assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001, and promoted to associate professor in 2007 and full professor in 2012. Before that, he was a research assistant of Professor Thomas S. Huang at the Image Formation and Processing (IFP) group of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC from 1997 to 2001. During the summer 1999 and 2000, he was a Research Intern with the Vision Technology Group, Microsoft Research Corp., Redmond, WA. His current research interests include computer vision/graphics, image/video processing, multimedia, machine learning, human motion, human-computer intelligent interaction, and virtual environments, etc.
He serves as associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (IEEE T-PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE T-IP), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE-TCSVT), SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), and IAPR Journal of Machine Vision and Applications (MVA). He serves as Program Chair and Area Chairs for top conferences including CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE, for his "fundamental contributions to visual motion analysis and visual pattern discovery in computer vision". He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2003. He received the Robert T. Chien Award at UIUC in 2001. When he was in Tsinghua, he was awarded a Schneider Fellowship and a Guanghua Fellowship in 1996 and 1995 respectively. He was honored as an Outstanding Undergraduate in HUST in 1994, and a recipient of the Excellent Student Scholarships from 1990 to 1994.
Ying Wu's full CV is here in PDF. (updated 11/2016)