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Professor Yu received his PhD degree in computer science from University of California, Berkeley in 2000. He also holds a MS degree in applied mathematics and a BE degree in computer science and engineering from Zhejiang University. He was a tenured faculty member at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2006 to 2012, and a tenure-track faculty member there from 2000 to 2006.
Professor Yu has made significant contributions to computer graphics, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He is a recipient of 2011 and 2005 ACM SCA Best Paper Awards, 2007 NNSF China Overseas Distinguished Investigator Award, 2002 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and 1998 Microsoft Graduate Fellowship. Innovative technologies co-invented by him has been frequently adopted by the film and special effects industry. His current research interests include data-driven methods for graphics and vision, digital geometry processing, video analytics and biomedical data analysis.
Professor Yu has been an associate editor of Computer Graphics Forum, The Visual Computer and International Journal of Software and Informatics. He has been a conference chair of ACM SIGGRAPH/EG Symposium on Computer Animation 2013, and a program chair of Computer Animation and Social Agents 2012 and Pacific Graphics 2009. He has served on the program committee of many leading international conferences, including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, and International Conference on Computer Vision.
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