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Yun Raymond Fu

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jointly Appointed,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences


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  • 403 Dana Research Center
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Research Focus

Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Big Data Mining and Social Media Analytics.


Yun Raymond Fu received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an interdisciplinary faculty member affiliated with College of Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University since 2012. His research interests are Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Big Data Mining, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Cyber-Physical Systems. He has extensive publications in leading journals, books/book chapters and international conferences/workshops. He serves as associate editor, chairs, PC member and reviewer of many top journals and international conferences/workshops. He received seven Prestigious Young Investigator Awards from NAE, ONR, ARO, IEEE, INNS, UIUC, Grainger Foundation; eleven Best Paper Awards from IEEE, ACM, IAPR, SPIE, SIAM; many major Industrial Research Awards from Google, Samsung, Konica Minolta, Zebra, Adobe, and Mathworks, etc. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Leaning Systems (TNNLS). He is fellow of IEEE, IAPR, OSA and SPIE, a Lifetime Distinguished Member of ACM, Lifetime Member of AAAI and Institute of Mathematical Statistics, member of ACM Future of Computing Academy, Global Young Academy, AAAS, INNS and Beckman Graduate Fellow during 2007-2008. He is also a serial entrepreneur for technology commercialization. He was the Founder of Giaran which was acquired by Shiseido in 2017, the largest multinational cosmetic firm in Japan.


  • PhD, University of Illinois, 2008. Joined Northeastern in 2012.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Faculty Fellow
  • Fellow of IEEE, IAPR, OSA and SPIE
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • International Neural Network Society’s Young Investigator Award
  • Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award
  • Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award

Research Overview

Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Big Data Mining and Social Media Analytics.

Selected Publications

  • J.P. Robinson, M. Shao, Y. Wu, H. Liu, T. Gillis, Y. Fu, Visual Kinship Recognition of Families In the Wild (FIW), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), 2018
  • H. Liu, Z.g Tao, Y. Fu, Partition Level Constrained Clustering, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), 2018
  • S. Li, M. Shao, Y. Fu, Person Re-identication by Cross-View Multi-Level Dictionary Learning, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), 2018
  • K. Li, Z. Wu, K.C. Peng, J.Ernst, Y. Fu, Tell Me Where To Look: Guided Attention Inference Network, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018
  • Y. Zhang, Y.Tian, Y.Kong, B. Zhong Y. Fu, Residual Dense Network for Image Super-Resolution, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018
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Nov 26, 2019

Fu Award ARO Grant to Advance Technology for Visual Intelligent Systems

ECE Professor Raymond Fu awarded a $390k grant from the Office of Army Research for “Images Assisted Video Recognition by Heterogeneous Knowledge Transfer.”


Nov 15, 2019

$100k Konica Minolta Gift award for Raymond Fu

ECE Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu’s received $100k Gift from Konica Minolta for his research on generic video understanding.

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Oct 27, 2019

ICCV 2019 Workshop RQL Best Paper Award given to Can Qin, Lichen Wang, Yulun Zhang, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu

Electrical Engineering PhD students Can Qin, Lichen Wang, Yulun Zhang, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu’s paper, “Generatively Inferential Co-Training for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation,” was awarded the Best Paper Award in the The International Workshop and Challenge on​ Real-World Recognition from Low-Quality Images and Videos (RLQ), in conjunction with International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019.

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Oct 24, 2019

ACM TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2019 awarded to Shuhui Jiang, Yue Wu, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu

Electrical PhD students Shuhui Jiang, Yue Wu, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu’s paper, “Deep Bi-directional Cross-triplet Embedding for Online Clothing Shopping,” was awarded the ACM TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award 2019.


Jul 08, 2019

Fu Awarded Patent to Digitally Remove Makeup from an Image

ECE/Koury Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu was awarded a patent for creating a “system for beauty, cosmetic, and fashion analysis.”


Jun 19, 2019

Using Deep-Learning for Multi-Functional Meta-Systems

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu and ECE/Koury Associate Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu were awarded a $530K NSF grant for “Multi-Functional Optical Meta-Systems Enabled by Deep-Learning-Aided Inverse Design”.


Apr 09, 2019

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.


Jan 02, 2019

ECE Faculty and Students Receive Funding From CRI

Four faculty members will have projects funded by Northeastern through the Center for Research innovation as part of a new funding initiative administered by the Center for Research Innovation. For a full description, please see this CRI announcement page. The projects and faculty awarded include: Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)Matteo Rinaldi, Zhenyun […]


Dec 18, 2018

Five COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Congratulations to ECE Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Raymond Fu, Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, and BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti whose projects were selected for Phase 1 2018 funding by Northeastern’s GapFund360 program.


Nov 26, 2018

Fu Selected as IEEE Fellow

ECE/CCIS Associate Professor Yun Raymond Fu has been elevated to an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to manifold learning and face and gesture recognition. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number selected in any […]

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