Research

Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) Lab was founded by Dr. Khoa Luu in Fall 2018 after he moved to University of Arkansas from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), U.S. CVIU Lab promotes advanced research in Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Biometrics, Machine Intelligence, and Quantum Machine Learning technologies.

There are five key research topics in CVIU Lab: Autonomous Driving & Perception, Quantum Machine Learning, Smart Health, Precision Agriculture, and Biometric Privacy Protection.

News

Jun 2024

Our ICMLA-2024 Special Session - "Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications" has been accepted.

Dr. Luu will co-organize "International Quantum Computing and Reinforcement Learning (QCRL)" Workshop at IEEE Quantum Week 2024 (Montreal, Sep. 2024).

Thanh-Dat Truong has been featured in the University of Arkansas News.

The Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) awarded $36K seed grant to our Project “Using Generative AI Models to Identify Tobacco Addiction and Create Intervention Messages on Social Media Platforms”, Khoa Luu (EECS, PI) and Page Dobbs (HHPR Department, Co-PI)

SolaRiD LLC awarded $21K to our Project “Advance Machine Learning and Computer Vision Approaches to Support Cerebral Palsy Diagnosing”, Khoa Luu (EECS, PI)

NSF awarded $0.5M to our Project “CC* Campus Compute: A High-PerformanceComputing System for Research and Education in Arkansas”, Salvador Barraza-Lopez (Physics Dept., PI), Tulin Kaman (Co-PI), David Chaffin (Co-PI) and Khoa Luu (Senior Members)

The research submission “HAtt-Flow: Hierarchical Attention-Flow Mechanism for Group Activity Scene Graph Generation in Videos” has been accepted in Journal of Intelligent Sensors. Congrats to Ravi and team!

The research submission “REACT: Recognize Every Action Everywhere All At Once” has been accepted in Journal of Machine Vision and Applications. Congrats to Ravi and team!

May 2024

Eight papers have been submitted to NeurIPS 2024.

USDA/NIFA awarded $648,358.00 to our Project “Understanding nutrition through machine vision”, Andy Brownback (Walton, PI), Khoa Luu (EECS, Co-PI), Sherry Li (Walton, Co-PI), Brandon McFadden (UADA, Co-PI), Trey Malone (UADA, Co-PI)

Anh-Pha Nguyen received the internship at Amazon in the Summer of 2024.

James Holiday successfully passed his Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Defense, titled “Solving Real-World Optimization Problems with Near-Term Quantum Computing”, Spring 2024.

Raviteja Chappa successfully passed his Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Defense, titled "Human Group Activity Understanding and its Applications in Robot Vision and Health Care", Spring 2024.

Matt's research was ranked and awarded in the top 5 best research projects in Engineering, Honors College.

Apr 2024

Pha Nguyen and Hoang-Quan Nguyen received the UA Travel Awards to attend CVPR 2024.

Thanh-Dat Truong received the NSF DART Travel Award to attend CVPR 2024.

Thanh-Dat Truong received the CVPR'24 Doctoral Consortium Award.

Dr. Luu will be the Area Chair at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2024.

Mar 2024

The research submission “Multi-Camera Multi-Object Tracking on the Move via Single-Stage Global Association Approach” has been accepted in the Journal of Pattern Recognition. Congrats to Anh-Pha and team!

Two research abstract submissions have been accepted in the IEEE GreenTech Conference, Springdale, AR, in April 2024. Congrats Ravi & Manuel!

Dr. Luu will be the Technical Program Chair at the IEEE GreenTech Conference, Springdale, AR, in April 2024.

Dr. Luu will be the Area Chair in the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Seattle, Jun. 2024.

Dr. Luu and CVIU lab will host the CVPR'24 Precognition Workshop in CVPR 2024.

Dr. Luu will give an Invited Talk, “Generative AI, Machine Vision, and Foundation Model Approaches to Precision Agriculture Applications,” at the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BENG), University of Arkansas in March 2024.

Feb 2024

Two new papers accepted in CVPR'24, congratulations to Trong-Thuan, Anh-Pha, Hoang-Quan, Thanh-Dat and the coauthors!

Matt's research work was accepted to present in National Undergraduate Research Week Research Symposium.

Dec 2023

Dr. Luu and lab members attended NeurIPS'23 in New Orleans, LA.

Nov 2023

Dr. Luu attended NSF Quantum Software Workshop in Cleveland on Nov. 6, 2023.

Oct 2023

NSF SBIR Phase 2 awards $981,168 to SolaRid (PI), Khoa Luu (UA, PI) and Ashley Dowling (UADA).

Dr. Luu will give an invited talk in the AGRI-FOOD INNOVATION SUMMIT on Nov. 2-3, 2023.

Sep 2023

Two new papers accepted in NeurIPS'23, congrats to Pha Nguyen, Thanh-Dat Truong, Hoang-Quan Nguyen and the coauthors.

Five Ph.D. students in CVIU lab, Pha Nguyen, Hoang-Quan Nguyen, Thanh-Dat Truong, Xuan-Bac Nguyen and Raviteja received the College of Engineering Graduate Fellowships from UARK.

Aug 2023

Our presentation at CVPR 2023 has been featured in the University of Arkansas news.

Jul 2023

Bac helped CVIU-UofAlbany team to achieve the #3 ranking in the MIT Brain Vision Challenge (ranking 3/107 teams).

Jun 2023

Dr Luu has been nominated as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), Springer.

Naga VS Raviteja Chappa has been received 3rd place award at the Best Paper competition of the 9th International Workshop on Computer Vision in Sports (CVsports) at CVPR 2023.

May 2023

Three papers have been submitted to NeurIPS 2023.

Dr. Luu and his research have been featured in the University of Arkansas Inventor Spotlight. Congrats!

Anh Pha Nguyen have presented our work about Crowd Counting at the Precision Livestock Farming Conference (USPLF 2023).

Xuan-Bac Nguyen have been awarded the Best Reviewer Award in CVPR 2023.

Dr. Luu, Thanh-Dat Truong and Naga VS Raviteja Chappa have attended NSF DART Workshop in Springdale.

Dr. Luu and Xuan-Bac Nguyen have presented their work about Quantum AI in NSF MonArk Quantum Foundtry in UA.

Ahmed Moustafa has completed his honors thesis defense about Precision Agriculture and ChatGPT. Congrats!

Apoorva Bisht has completed her honors thesis defense about Quantum Machine Learning. Congrats!

Mar 2023

Dr. Luu will be Technical Chair in IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech) 2025, IEEE Region 5.

One journal paper has been accepted in Neurocomputing (IF: 5.779). Congrats!

Five posters has been accepted for presentation at AR-BIC'23. Congrats!

Dr. Luu attended NSF EPSCoR Workshop on Quantum Computing, Information, Science, and Engineering in DC.

Feb 2023

Two papers have been accepted in CVPR'23. Congrats!

Feb 2023

NSF awards $750,000 to UA Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research.

Nov 2022

Dr. Luu serves as an Area Chair of CVPR'23.

Dr. Luu and his research have been featured in the University of Arkansas Inventor Spotlight. Congrats!

Oct 2022

Our research in precision agriculture has been featured in the University of Arkansas news. Caught on Camera: Insects Edition.

The research of our undergrad student in the honors program has been featured in the University of Arkansas news. Training AI to Detect Crop Pests.

Our lab presents at IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2022.

Dr. Luu presents an Invited Talk at UADA, Food Science Department.

Sep 2022

Dr. Luu presents an Invited Talk at University of Houston, Texas.

Aug 2022

Dr. Luu presents an Invited Talk at Human-Computer Interaction and Immersive Technologies, 2022 Arkansas Engineering Forum, UALR.

Aug 2022

Our PhD students have been awarded Graduate Fellowship for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Congrats!

Our lab presents at International Conference in Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2022.

Our research in autism has been featured in the EurekAlert and University of Arkansas news. Researchers Using Artificial Intelligence to Assist With Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Congrats!

Jun 2022

Our lab presents at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2022.

Our presentation at CVPR has been featured in the University of Arkansas news. Congrats!

One paper has been accepted in ICIP'22. Congrats!

Dr. Luu presents an Invited Talk at DART NSF, Little Rock.

May 2022

One paper has been accepted in ICPR'22. Congrats!

Our CVIU lab organizes a NACME Applied Machine Learning Intensive Summer Bootcamp 2022 Supported by Google

Apr 2022

Dr. Luu presents an Invited Talk at IEEE Region 5.

Mar 2022

One paper has been accepted in CVPR'22. Congrats!

Feb 2022

University of Arkansas Again Classified as 'Very High Research Activity' University.

Jan 2022

Dr. Luu presents his talk at the NSF DART meeting. Precognition: Seeing through the Future,

Sep 2021

MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry Established With $20 Million Grant.

Our PhD student, Thanh-Dat Truong, received an NSF Prize for Winning (1st) Student Poster Competition. Congrats!

Jul 2021

Two journal submissions are under review in Journal of Pattern Recognition.

Two papers have been accepted in ICCV'21. Congrats!

Two journal paper has been accepted in Future Internet - MDPI Journal (IF: 3.64). Congrats!

One journal paper has been accepted in Medical Image Analysis Journal (IF: 11.148). Congrats!

One journal paper has been accepted in Diagnostics - MDPI Journal (IF: 3.706). Congrats!

May 2021

One paper has been accepted in IEEE ICIP'21. Congrats!

Our CVIU lab organizes a NACME Applied Machine Learning Intensive Summer Bootcamp 2021 supported by Google

Apr 2021

One journal paper has been accepted in Artificial Intelligence Review (AIRE) (IF: 7.515). Congrats!

Our ICCV'21 WORKSHOP has been accepted. Prof. Luu will co-organize and be a PC Chair in VISION @ Altitude and Range. Congrats!

Mar 2021

One journal has been published in EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. Congrats!

Feb 2021

THREE papers have been accepted in CVPR'21. Congrats!

Our CVPR'21 WORKSHOP has been accepted. Prof. Luu will co-organize and be a PC Chair in CVPRW-PRECOGNITION 2021. Congrats!

Aug 2020

Our research has been received the NSF Funding to Build a Smarter Insect Trap.

Mar 2020

One paper has been accepted in CVPR'20. Congrats!

One paper has been accepted in CRV'20. Congrats!

Jun 2019

Our research in Face Aging has been featured in the Fast Company news.

External Affiliations

MonArk Quantum Foundry

Center for Public Health and Technology