Qiang Ji

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
JEC 7004
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-6440
Secretary: Priscilla Magilligan, JEC 6049, (518) 276-6313

*About Me

Qiang Ji received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems engineering at RPI. From January, 2009 to August, 2010, he served as a program director at the National Science Foundation, managing NSF's machine learning and computer vision programs. Prior to joining RPI in 2001, he was an assistant professor with Dept. of Computer Science, University of Nevada at Reno. He also held research and visiting positions with the Beckman Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the US Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Ji currently serves as the director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL). Prof. Ji is a fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR.

Prof. Ji's research interests are in computer vision, probabilistic graphical models, pattern recognition, information fusion for situation awareness and decision making under uncertainty, human computer interaction, and robotics.

*Awards and Honors

  • EEWeb Featured Engineer , March 16, 2015.

  • Xiaoyang Wang won 2012 ICPR Piero Zamperoni Best Student Paper Award , November, 2012(ICPR Announcement)

  • IEEE Trans. on PAMI Spotlight Paper, March, 2010.

  • Research Excellence Award, School of Engineering, RPI, 2006

  • The Best Paper Award, IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop on Face Recognition Grand Challenge Experiments, 2005

  • The Best Land Transportation Paper Award, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2004

  • Honda Initiation Grant Award, 1998


  • ECSE 6650 Computer Vision

  • ECSE 4810/6810 Introduction to Probabilistic Graphical Models

  • ECSE 6610 Pattern Recognition


    *Research Interests

  • Computer vision, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Machine Learning, Active Information Fusion, and Affective Computing. For details on current research projects, click here



    *Current Services and Activities

  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Parts A and B

  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Editorial board, Image and Vision Computing journal

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

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    *Current Research

    Human activity modeling and recognition

    Real-Time non-invasive human state modeling, recognition, and prediction

    Probabilistic Graphical Models and Their Applications

    Face Related Projects

    Body Pose Estimation and Tracking

    Image Segmenation and Medical Imaging

    Active Information Fusion for Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research

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    Video Demos

    Image Databases

    Automatic Driver Facial Behavior Tracking and Recognition


    * Students and Post-Docs Needed

  • Graduate Students Needed

  • PostDocs Needed

  • Undergraduate Students Needed