Vuong Le

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>My technical interest is on the range of image and video processing, machine learning and computer vision. I have been recently particularly working with unsupervised video understanding, and spatio-temporal visual reasoning.

I secured a PhD of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2014.  I was with Amazon in Seattle on Amazon go and Rekognition.

I am currently with the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, in Melbourne Australia



  • March 2019: The code for our CVPR19 paper is now public.
  • June 2016: Our Patent with HP "3D modeling motion parameters" is granted.
  • March 2016: Our book "Face Processing and Applications to Distance Learning" is on the shelves! Check it out: on Amazon
  • December 2015: Two more patents granted: "Adjusting a contour by a shape model" and "Fitting contours to features"
  • Past Projects

    3D face processing for animation and biometrics (funded by Intel, Microsoft, Cisco)

    Avacholar - Visual Applications Framework in Immersive Virtual Educational Environments

    Interactive face segmentation for portrait editing and Helen dataset (with Adobe)

    Facial shape representation based on facial level curves from depth images for emotion recognition with Hidden Markov Model.

    Cloud-based simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for reconstruction of 3D scenes using RGB-D data (with HP labs)

    A Wavelet Approach for Cellular Optical Phase Shift Data Analysis


    Fast scalable multi-pole algorithm for efficient fitting of RBF implicit embedding to the noisy scattered 3D point cloud.


    Human action recognition classifier using shape features


             3D modeling motion parameters. Vuong Le, Wei Hong, Kar-Han Tan, John Apostolopoulos 2016, US Patent 9,286,717

             Adjusting a contour by a shape model. Jonathan W. Brandt, Zhe Lin, Vuong Le, Lubomir D. Bourdev 2015, US Patent 9,202,138

             Fitting contours to features. Jonathan W. Brandt, Zhe Lin, Lubomir D. Bourdev, Vuong Le 2015, US Patent 9,158,963

             Methods and Apparatus for Automated Portrait Retouching Using Facial Feature Localization. Jonathan Brandt, Zhe Lin, Vuong Le 2014, US Patent 8,811,686

             Methods and Apparatus for Automated Facial Feature Localization. Jonathan Brandt, Zhe Lin, Vuong Le 2014, US Patent 8,824,808

    Books & book chapters

             Vuong Le, Usman Tariq, Pooya Khorrami, Hao Tang, Thomas S. Huang, Face processing and Applications to Distance Learning, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2016.  Monograph, ISBN: 9789814733021

             Dennis Lin, Vuong Le, Thomas S. Huang, Human-Computer Interaction (Book chapter), in Visual Analysis of Humans: Looking at People, Springer 2011


    Please refer to my Google scholar page