Yun Raymond Fu

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

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Office

  • 403 Dana Research Center
  • 617.373.7328

Research Focus

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

About

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.

Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 ACM Distinguished Member
  • 2017 Faculty Fellow
  • Fellow of IEEE, IAPR, OSA and SPIE
  • ACM Future of Computing Academy Member
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career 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 Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • H. Liu, Z.G. Tao, Y. Fu, Partition Level Constrained Clustering, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 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
  • 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
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Faculty

May 11, 2021

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Human beings are some of the most complex systems in the world, and responses to illness, disease, and impairments manifest in countless different ways. When it comes to making sure that your system stays up and running, healthcare professionals typically have their own deep well of knowledge—but the addition of artificial intelligence tools offers unprecedented […]

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Faculty

Apr 21, 2021

Fu Receives Funding Towards Image and Video Analysis

ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu received a $50K Adobe Faculty Research Award, a $60K NEC Faculty Research Gift, and a $40K Picsart AI Research (PAIR) Faculty Research Gift that will be used towards his research on image and video processing and analysis.

Faculty

Mar 29, 2021

SMILE Lab Wins 1st at Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu’s SMILE lab won first prize for both the RGB and RGB-D competition tracks of the CVPR21 International Sign Language Challenge.

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Faculty

Mar 15, 2021

Fu Receives Adobe Data Science Research Award

ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu received a $50K 2021 Adobe Data Science Research Award for his proposal on “Time-Aware Causal Embedding for Personalized Digital Marketing.”

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Faculty

Feb 22, 2021

Taking Stereotypes out of Facial Recognition Software

PhD computer engineering student Zaid Khan, PhD’24, and ECE/Khoury Professor Raymond Fu are working to remove racial bias out of facial recognition programs.

In the Media

Feb 12, 2021

Researchers find that labels in computer vision datasets poorly capture racial diversity

ECE Professor Raymond Fu’s research was featured in the VentureBeat article “Researchers find that labels in computer vision datasets poorly capture racial diversity.”

Students

Nov 23, 2020

Robinson Receives His 3rd Outstanding Reviewer Award

Computer Engineering graduate student Joseph Robinson, PhD’20, received the Outstanding Reviewer Award at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition.

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Faculty

Nov 13, 2020

Improved Methods for Image Generation Using Adversarial Networks

ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu was awarded a patent for “Segmentation guided image generation with adversarial networks”.

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Faculty

Oct 30, 2020

Fu Receives Second Konica Minolta Gift Award

ECE/Khoury Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu’s received the second $100k Gift from Konica Minolta which will support his research on generic video understanding.

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Faculty

Jul 28, 2020

Patent for Analyzing Facial Features for the Cosmetics Industry

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

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