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Yun Raymond Fu

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


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Research Focus

Machine learning and computational intelligence, social media analytics, human-computer interaction, and cyber-physical systems


Yun Raymond Fu is an interdisciplinary faculty member affiliated with College of Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern. He received the B.Eng. degree in information engineering and the M.Eng. degree in pattern recognition and intelligence systems from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, respectively, and the M.S. degree in statistics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, he was a Scientist working at BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA, during 2008-2010. He holds a Part-Time Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA, in 2009. He was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, during 2010-2012.

Dr. Fu is the recipient of the 2002 Rockwell Automation Master of Science Award, Edison Cups of the 2002 GE Fund Edison Cup Technology Innovation Competition, the 2003 Hewlett-Packard Silver Medal and Science Scholarship, the 2007 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2007 Best Paper Award, the 2007-2008 Beckman Graduate Fellowship, the 2008 M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award, the ITESOFT Best Paper Award of 2010 IAPR International Conferences on the Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition, the 2010 Google Faculty Research Award, the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2011 Quality Reviewer, the IEEE ICDM 2011 Workshop on Large Scale Visual Analytics Best Paper Award, and the 2011 IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of AAAI, Lifetime Member of ACM, SPIE, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Beckman Graduate Fellow during 2007-2008.


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

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Faculty Fellow
  • 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

Machine learning and computational intelligence, social media analytics, human-computer interaction, and cyber-physical systems

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


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 […]


Nov 08, 2018

Fu Selected as ACM Distinguished Member

ECE/CCIS Associate Professor Yun Raymond Fu was selected as a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.


Sep 24, 2018

Associate Professor Fu Given Samsung GRO Award

ECE/CCIS Associate Professor Dr. Yun Raymond Fu won the Samsung 2018 GRO award from the SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program. He will receive $100,000 to support his research on developing Commonsenseness Guided Deep Learning System. Dr. Fu is the directior of the Northeastern SmileLab.


Sep 21, 2018

Associate Professor Fu Named OSA Fellow

ECE/CCIS Associate Professor Yun Raymond Fu has been named a fellow of The Optical Society (OSA). Fu was recognized "for outstanding and sustained achievements in image & video processing, optical pattern recognition, imaging & sensing,” according to OSA President Ian Walmsley. The department is happy to offer congratulations to Professor Fu.


May 21, 2018

2018 GRI Seed Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the four COE teams out of eight total receiving 2018 Seed Grant funding from the Global Resilience Institute (GRI). The resilience project topics range from coastal flooding prediction to combating opioid addiction. This year’s pool of proposals was particularly robust, with submissions demonstrating both strengths in their interdisciplinary approaches and in their promise […]

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