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Honors and Awards of Yi Ma


  • Sang Uk Lee Best Student Paper Award, Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Xi'an, China 2009.
  • Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Office of Naval Research, 2005.
  • Longuet-Higgins Best Paper Award, Honorable Metion, European Conference on Computer Vision, 2004.
  • Young Faculty CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2004.
  • David Marr Best Paper Award, International Conference on Computer Vision, 1999.
  • Regents Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1995.
  • Excellent Student Scholarship, First Prize, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1994.
  • Champion of the First Mathematical Modeling Contest, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1994.


  • Plenary talk at Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS), Edinburg, June 2011.
  • Keynote speech at AAAI Symposium on Manifold Learning and its Applications, Arlington, VA. Nov. 11, 2010.
  • Plenary Speaker at Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), Huangshan, China, July 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker at the 22th IPPR Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, Taiwan 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker at International Workshop on LNLA for Image Processing, Helsinki 2009.
  • Plenary Speaker at Picture Coding Symposium, Chicago 2009.
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, Spring'01, Fall'02, and Spring'06.
  • Senior Member of IEEE, 2006.