About Group

I lead the UT-Austin Image and Video Computing (IVC) Group. Our aim is to create computing systems that enable and accelerate the analysis of visual information, as a critical precursor to discoveries and innovations that can benefit society at large. Our research involves computer vision, machine learning, crowdsourcing, human computation, human-computer interaction, accessibility, and (bio)medical image analysis. 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, Adobe, and Amazon.

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


Yinan Zhao
PhD Student

Samreen Anjum
PhD Student

Tai-Yin Chiu
PhD Student

Chongyan Chen
PhD Student

Yan Zhan
Masters Student


Abigale Stangl, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas at Austin. Now Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington.
Meng Zhang, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin.
Xiaoyu (Edith) Zeng, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin. Now at Intuit, previously at Apple.
Yanan Wang, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin. Now PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chi (Benny) Lin, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019. Now at Houzz.
Dr. Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD at Boston University (co-advised with Margrit Betke), 2017. Now at Microsoft, previously at Rue La La.


Qing Li, Visiting Research Fellow, 2018. Now PhD student at UCLA.

Prospective Students

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