Shugao Ma

Doctorate Student [CV]
Image and Video Computing Group
Computer Science Department
Boston University
111 Cummington St. Room 211
Boston, MA 02215
Email: shugaoma -at-


I am a doctorate student in the Image and Video Computing (IVC) group in the Computer Science Department of Boston University, advised by Prof. Stan Sclaroff . My research interest is in computer vision and machine learning, with a focus on human action recognition in videos and images. From 2006 to 2009, I worked on computer vision with Prof. Weiqiang Wang in the JDL in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where I received my Master's degree. In 2006, I received Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from Fudan University and also Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences from University College Dublin.

IVC Seminars

I am coordinating the weekly IVC Seminars. If you are in the Boston area and would like to visit our group and give a talk, you are very welcome to contact me!


In summer of 2015, I will do another internship in Disney Research at Pittsburgh.
Spring 2014, internship in Disney Research at Pittsburgh working with Dr. Leonid Sigal .
Summer 2013, internship in Google at Mountain View in the VideoAds group.


Shugao Ma , Leonid Sigal and Stan Sclaroff. "Space-Time Tree Ensemble for Action Recognition". In conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), oral, 2015.

Jianming Zhang Shugao Ma , Mehrnoosh Sameki, Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen and Brian Price.. "Salient Object Subitizing". In conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015.

Svebor Karaman, Lorenzo Seidenari, Shugao Ma , Alberto Del Bimbo and Stan Sclaroff. "Adaptive Structured Pooling for Action Recognition". In British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2014. [PDF]

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma , and Stan Sclaroff. "MEEM: Robust Tracking via Multiple Experts using Entropy Minimization". In European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014. [PDF][Project]

Shugao Ma, Jianming Zhang, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis and Stan Sclaroff. "Action Recognition and Localization by Hierarchical Space-Time Segments". In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013. [PDF][Project]

Shugao Ma, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis and Stan Sclaroff "Unsupervised learning of discriminative relative visual attributes". In 2nd International Workshop on Parts and Attributes, held in conjunction with European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2012. [PDF][Slides][code]

Shugao Ma, Weiqiang Wang. "Effective Fighting Shot Discrimination in Action Movie ." Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Vol.26, No.1, pp.187-19, 2011. [PDF]

Shugao Ma, Weiqiang Wang. "Effective Camera Motion Analysis Approach". In IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2010. [PDF]

Shugao Ma, Weiqiang Wang, Shuqiang Jiang, Qingming Huang, Wen Gao. "Effective Scene Matching with Local Feature Representatives". In International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2008 [PDF]