My passion for research started in 2001 when I discovered Computer Vision as an undergrad for Prof. Sebastien Roy (University of Montreal). I later pursued withProf. Justus Piater and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Liège (Belgium). In 2007, I was awarded a B.A.E.F. fellowship that supported my work with Prof. George Bebis at UNR. In 2008, I joined UCLA as a post-doctoral fellow under the mentoring of Prof. Xiao Hu and Dr David Liebeskind that I completed in 2010. The same year, I was awarded the NSF China young scholar award. I joined the faculty at UCLA on July 2015.