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.


  • ECSE 4965/6965 Introduction to Deep Learning

  • 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, Affective Computing, Driver Behavior and State Modeling, and Recognition, and Information Fusion for Decision Making under uncertainty. For details on current research projects, click here


    *Research Projects

    Human activity modeling and recognition

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

    Probabilistic Graphical Models and Their Applications

    Face Related Projects

    Knowledge Augmented Visual Learning

    Body Pose Estimation and Tracking

    Image Segmenation and Medical Imaging

    Active Information Fusion for Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research

    More projects ...


    Video Demos


    Automatic Driver Facial Behavior Tracking and Recognition


    * Professional Activities

    * Awards and Honors