About Group

I lead the Image and Video Computing (IVC) Group at University of Colorado Boulder. Our aim is to create computing systems that enable and accelerate the analysis of visual information, as a critical precursor to discoveries and innovations that can benefit society at large. Our research involves computer vision, machine learning, crowdsourcing, human computation, human-computer interaction, accessibility, and (bio)medical image analysis. We develop both scalable automated algorithms and crowdsourced human intelligence systems for analyzing images and videos. Research problems addressed by our group include salient object detection, object segmentation, object tracking, (bio)medical image and video analysis, visual question answering, assistive technologies for people who are blind and with low vision, and image inpainting. Our work is currently supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Microsoft, Adobe, and Amazon.


Samreen Anjum
PhD Student

Tai-Yin Chiu
PhD Student

Chongyan Chen
PhD Student

Josh Myers-Dean
PhD Student

Yu-Yun (Everley) Tseng
PhD Student

Reza Akbarian Bafghi
PhD Student

Atharva Peshkar
PhD Student

Alexander (Alec) Bell
Masters Student

Ojasvi Bhalerao
Masters Student

Chandra Kanth Nagesh
Masters Student

Jarek Reynolds
Undergraduate Student


Pei-Chih (Patrick) Chao, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2021. Joined Tesla.
Dr. Yinan Zhao, PhD at University of Texas at Austin, 2021. Joined Meta as a Research Scientist.
Dr. Abigale Stangl, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas at Austin, 2020. Joined University of Washington as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Xiaoyu (Edith) Zeng, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019. Joined Apple and then Intuit.
Yanan Wang, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019. Joined University of Wisconsin-Madison as a PhD student.
Meng Zhang, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019.
Chi (Benny) Lin, MSIS at University of Texas at Austin, 2019. Joined Houzz.
Dr. Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD at Boston University (co-advised with Margrit Betke), 2017. Joined Rue La La and then Microsoft.


Qing Li, Visiting Research Fellow, 2018. Joined UCLA as a PhD student.

Prospective Students

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