Shugao Ma


Research Scientist [CV]
Oculus Research, Facebook
Email: shugao.ma -at- oculus.com

About

I am a research scientist at the Oculus Research Pittsburgh. Before this occupation, I graduated with Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department of Boston University, during which I was in the Image and Video Computing (IVC) group, 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).

News


Journal Publications

Jianming Zhang, Shugao Ma, Mehrnoosh Sameki, Stan Sclaroff, Margrit Betke, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Brian Price & Radomír Měch "Salient Object Subitizing". in International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2017.

Shugao Ma , Jianming Zhang, Leonid Sigal, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis and Stan Sclaroff. "Space-Time Tree Ensemble for Action Recognition". in International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2017.

Shugao Ma , Sarah Adel Bargal, Jianming Zhang, Leonid Sigal and Stan Sclaroff. "Do Less and Achieve More: Training CNNs for Action Recognition Utilizing Action Images from the Web". Pattern Recognition, 2017. [arXiv][Datasets]

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]


Conference Publications

Shugao Ma , Leonid Sigal and Stan Sclaroff. "Learning Activity Progression in LSTMs for Activity Detection and Early Detection". In conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016. [PDF]

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 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]