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 the Fudan University (China) and also Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences from the University College Dublin (Ireland).



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. [PDF] [Slides][Project]

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. [PDF]

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]