Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jia Deng Receives 2014 Yahoo ACE Award

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Prof. Jia Deng has been awarded a 2014 Yahoo ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The award is given to five top young professors at leading research universities around the world who are selected among promising first and second-year faculty members conducting Yahoo relevant academic research. Also, the award includes an unrestricted monetary gift which may be used in any way the recipients see fit to further their academic careers.  Yahoo Labs strives to create relationships with leading universities and professors to maintain a strong scientific partnership.

Prof. Jia Deng’s research in computer vision focuses on image and video understanding through big visual data, human computation, and large-scale machine learning.

He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012 and his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, both in computer science, and has built datasets and tools used by over 1,000 researchers around the world. His work has won the ICCV Marr Prize and the ECCV Best Paper Award, and has been featured in popular press such as the New York Times and MIT Technology Review.

Posted: October 3, 2014