ALLEN YANG, PH.D.

ALLEN YANG, PH.D.

CHIEF SCIENTIST, FUNG INSTITUTE FOR ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COE CENTER FOR AUGMENTED COGNITION

Dr. Allen Y. Yang is Chief scientist for the Fung Institute, Executive Director of the College’s Center for Augmented Cognition and the lead researcher in augmented and virtual reality. He is a Principal Investigator at UC Berkeley and a Co-Founder and CTO of Grafty, Inc. Previously he served as CTO and Acting COO of Atheer Inc. His primary research areas include high-dimensional pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, and applications in motion segmentation, image segmentation, face recognition, and sensor networks. He has published four books/chapters, 14 journal papers and more than 30 conference papers.

Dr. Yang is also an inventor of 12 US patents/applications. He received his BEng degree in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2001. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), he received two MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006. Among the awards he received are a Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award from USTC in 2001, a Henry Ford II Scholar Award from UIUC in 2003, a Best Paper Award from the International Society of Information Fusion and a Best Student Paper Award from Asian Conference on Computer Vision in 2009. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
1710-O-ARVR Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 2 days October 19, 2017