About Group

I lead the UT Austin Image and Video Computing (IVC) Group. Our aim is to create systems that convert visual data into discoveries and innovations that benefit society at large. Our research involves computer vision, machine learning, crowdsourcing, and human-computer interaction. We develop both scalable automated algorithms and crowdsourced human intelligence systems for analyzing images and videos. Research problems addressed by our group include salient object detection, object segmentation, object tracking, (bio)medical image and video analysis, visual question answering, assistive technologies for people who are blind and with low vision, and image inpainting. Our work is currently supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Microsoft, and Adobe.

Our group is also a part of the UT Austin Intelligent Systems Group.


Yinan Zhao
PhD Student

Samreen Anjum
PhD Student

Meng Zhang
Masters Student


Dr. Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD at Boston University (co-advised with Margrit Betke), 2017. Now at Microsoft, previously at Rue La La. Benny (Chi) Lin, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019. Now at Houzz.


Qing Li, Visiting Research Fellow, 2018.

Prospective Students

My goal for individuals joining this group is to guide them to identify their dream jobs; arm them with the knowledge, skills, and community to make their dreams become a reality; and guide them to make a positive social impact along the way. If you are interested in joining, please review this FAQ page first.