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Sam Q. Qiu

Assistant Research Professor

315 Gross Hall
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
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Education

  • - Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park [2012]

  • - M.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park [2010]

  • - M.S., Computer Science, Singapore-MIT Alliance, National University of Singapore [2002]

  • - B.S. with First Class Honors, Computer Science, National University of Singapore [2001]


Work Experience

  • - Postdoc , Duke University [2013-Present]

  • - Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park [2007-2012]

  • - Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore [2002-2007]

  • - Intern, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore [2002, 2000-2001, 1998-1999]


Honors and Awards

  • - Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park [2007]

  • - Singapore-MIT Graduate Fellowship [2001]

  • - Singapore Ministry of Education Undergraduate Scholarship [1997]

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Selected Publications in Computer Vision


    Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Qiang Qiu, "Sparse Dictionary Learning and Domain Adaptation for Face and Action Recognition", Computer Science, University of Maryland - College Park, 2012 (Advisor: Professor Rama Chellappa). pdf

  • Book Chapter

  • Qiang Qiu, Jie Ni, and Rama Chellappa, "Domain Adaptation Methods for the Re-identification of Faces", Book Chapter in Person Re-Identificaiton, Springer, 2013 pdf

  • Journal

  • Jiaji Huang, Qiang Qiu, Robert Calderbank, "The Role of Principal Angles in Subspace Classification", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 1933-1945, April 15, 2016 pdf [arXiv:1507.04230]

  • Qiang Qiu, Andrew Thompson, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, "Data Representation using the Weyl Transform", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 1844-1853, April 1, 2016. pdf [arXiv:1412.6134]

  • Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, "Learning Transformations for Clustering and Classification", Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 16(Feb):187−225, 2015. pdf [JMLR]

  • Qiang Qiu, Rama Chellappa, "Compositional Dictionaries for Domain Adaptive Face Recognition", Transactions on Image Processing, vol.24, no.12, pp.5152-5165, Dec. 2015 pdf [arXiv:1308.0271]

  • Qiang Qiu, Vishal Patel, and Rama Chellappa, "Information-theoretic Dictionary Learning for Image Classification", IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol.36, no.11, pp.2173-2184, Nov. 2014 pdf [arXiv:1208.3687] [slides]

  • Sima Taheri, Qiang Qiu, and Rama Chellappa, "Structure-Preserving Sparse Decomposition for Facial Expression Analysis", Transactions on Image Processing, 2014 Aug;23(8):3590-603 pdf

  • Conference

  • Jiaji Huang, Qiang Qiu, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, "Discriminative Robust Transformation Learning", Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2015 pdf

  • Jiaji Huang, Qiang Qiu, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, "Geometry-aware Deep Transform", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015 pdf [arXiv:1509.05360]

  • Jordan Hashemi, Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, "Cross-modality pose-invariant facial expression", International Conference on Image Processing 2015 pdf

  • Mark Draelos, Qiang Qiu, Alex Bronstein, and Guillermo Sapiro, "Intel RealSense = Real Low Cost Gaze", International Conference on Image Processing 2015 pdf

  • Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, Alex Bronstein, "Random Forests Can Hash", International Conference on Learning Representations Workshop 2015 pdf [arXiv:1412.5083]

  • Qiang Qiu, Andrew Thompson, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, "Representation using the Weyl Transform", International Conference on Learning Representations Workshop 2015 pdf [arXiv:1412.6134]

  • Jordan Hashemi, Kathleen Campbell, Kimberly L.H. Carpenter, Adrianne Harris, Qiang Qiu, Mariano Tepper, Steven Espinosa, Jana Schaich Borg, Samuel Marsan, Robert Calderbank, Jeffery P. Baker, Helen L. Egger, Geraldine Dawson, and Guillermo Sapiro, “A scalable app for measuring autism risk behaviors in young children: A technical validity and feasibility study”, MobiHealth 2015

  • Qiang Qiu, Zhuoqing Chang, Mark Draelos, Jie Chen, Alex Bronstein, Guillermo Sapiro, “Low-cost Gaze and Pulse Analysis using RealSense”, MobiHealth 2015

  • Jiaji Huang, Qiang Qiu, Robert Calderbank, Miguel Rodrigues, Guillermo Sapiro, "Alignment with Intra-class Structure Can Improve Classification", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015 (Oral) pdf

  • Yin Xian, Andrew Thompson, Qiang Qiu, Loren Nolte, Douglas Nowacek, Jianfeng Lu, Robert Calderbank, "Classification of Whale Vocalization Using the Weyl Transform", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015 pdf

  • Qiang Qiu and Guillermo Sapiro, "Learning Transformations for Classification Forests", International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), Banff, Canada, April, 2014 (Oral) pdf

  • Qiang Qiu and Guillermo Sapiro, "Learning Transformations", International Conference on Image Processing, 2014 (Oral, top10% paper) pdf

  • Qiang Qiu and Guillermo Sapiro, "Learning Compressed Image Classification Features", International Conference on Image Processing, 2014 pdf

  • Jie Ni, Qiang Qiu, and Rama Chellappa, "Subspace Interpolation via Dictionary Learning for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation", Computer Vision and Patt. Recn. (CVPR), 2013 pdf

  • V. M. Patel, Q. Qiu, and R. Chellappa, "Dictionaries for image-based recognition", Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, CA, 2013.

  • Qiang Qiu, Vishal Patel, Pavan Turaga, and Rama Chellappa, "Domain Adaptive Dictionary Learning", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012 pdf

  • Qiang Qiu, Zhuolin Jiang, and Rama Chellappa, "Sparse Dictionary-based Representation and Recognition of Human Action Attributes", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2011 pdf [project] [slides]

  • Technical Report

  • Qiang Qiu, Zhuolin Jiang, Rama Chellappa, "Sparse Dictionary-based Attributes for Action Recognition and Summarization", Preprint, 2013 pdf [arXiv:1308.0290]

  • Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, "Learning Robust Subspace Clustering", Preprint, 2013 pdf [arXiv:1308.0273]

  • Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, Ching-Hui Chen, "Domain-invariant Face Recognition using Learned Low-rank Transformation", Preprint, 2013 pdf [arXiv:1308.0275]

  • Qiang Qiu, Rama Chellappa, "A Unified Approach for Modeling and Recognition of Individual Actions and Group Activities", MS Scholarly Paper, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2010 pdf [arXiv:1208.4398]

  • Talks

  • Qiang Qiu, Guillermo Sapiro, Tutorial on "Sparse and Low-Rank Modeling for High-Dimensional Data Analysis" in CVPR 2015 in Boston, MA pdf



  • Selected Publications in Sensor Surveillance

  • Qiang Qiu, Foo Siang Fook, Aung Aung Phyo Wai, Viet Thang Pham, Maniyeri Jayachandran, Jit Biswas, Philip Lin Kiat Yap, "Multimodal information fusion for automated recognition of complex agitation behaviors of dementia patients", International Conference on Information Fusion, 2007

  • Viet Thang Pham, Qiang Qiu, Aung Aung Phyo Wai and Jit Biswas, "Application of Ultrasonic Sensor in Smart Environment", Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Elsevier, 2006

  • Jit Biswas, Felix Naumann, and Qiang Qiu, "Assessing the Completeness of Sensor Data", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), 2006

  • V. Foo, Q. Qiu, J. Biswas, A. Wai, "Fusion Considerations in Monitoring and Handling Agitation Behaviour for Persons with Dementia", International Conference on Information Fusion, 2006

  • Jit Biswas, Victor Foo Siang Fook, Qiang Qiu, Maniyeri Jayachandran, Aung Aung Phyo Wai, Viet Thang Pham, That Mon Htwe, "Data Collection and Feature Extraction for a Smart Ward Application". 11th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Factory Automation (ETFA) 2006

  • Jit Biswas, Maniyeri Jayachandran, Pham Viet Thang, Victor Foo, Tay Siew Choo, Qiu Qiang, Shiro Takahashi, Emily Hao, Chen Jian Feng and Philip Yap Lin Kiat, "Agitation Monitoring of Persons with Dementia based on Acoustic Sensors, Pressure Sensors and Ultrasound Sensors: A Feasibility Study”, International Conference on Ageing, Disabilities and Independence, Florida, 2006

  • Biswas Jit , Daqing Zhang, Guopei Qiao , Foo Victor , Qiang Qiu and Yap Philip, "A System for Activity Monitoring and Patient Tracking in a Smart Hospital", International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST) 2006

  • Qiang Qiu, Tieyan Li, Jit Biswas, "Improving Sensor Network Security with Information Quality", European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (ESAS), LNCS 3813, Springer-Verlag, 2005



  • Selected Publications in Computer Networks

  • L. Zhou, T. Chai, C. Saradhi, Y. Wang, V. Foo, Q. Qiu, J. Biswas, C. Lu, T. Cheng, Y. Wang, "Development of a GMPLS-Capable WDM Optical Network Testbed and Distributed Storage Application", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 44, Issue 2, February 2006 Page(s):S26 - S32

  • Chai Teck Yoong, Luying Zhou, V Foo Siang Fook, P Agrawal, CV Saradhi, Qiu Qiang, Jit Biswas, Yeo Heng Ngi, Wilson WANG Yonghong, "A GMPLS-controlled optical testbed for distributed storage services", IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference Workshops 2004

  • Jit Biswas, Qiang Qiu, "A Very High-Speed Traffic Aggregator Over GMPLS", Optical Communications and Networks, 2003

  • Q. Qiu, L. Jacob, R. R. Pillai, and B. Prabhakaran. "MAC Protocol Enhancements for QoS Guarantee and Fairness over the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2002

  • Qiu Qiang, Lillykutty Jacob, R. Radhakrishna Pillai, B. Prabhakaran, "MAC Protocol Enhancements and A Distributed Scheduler for QoS Guarantees over the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs", Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2002

  • R. R. Pillai, B. Prabhakaran, and Q. Qiu. "A Forward Error Recovery Technique for Realtime MPEG-2 Video Transport and Its Performance over Wireless IEEE 802.11 LAN", Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2000

  • R. R. Pillai, B. Prabhakaran, and Q. Qiu. "A Forward Error Recovery Technique For MPEG-II Video Transport", ACM Multimedia, 1999.



  • Patents

  • Qiang Qiu, Jit Biswas, "A shared storage network system and a method for operating a shared storage network system", US Patent 7,797,393, granted 14 Sep 2010

  • Qiang Qiu, Jit Biswas, "A control device and a method for controlling an optical data transmission, and a shared storage network system", Singapore Patent No. 123950, granted 31 Jul 2008

  • Qiang Qiu, Jit Biswas, "A shared storage network system and a method for operating a shared storage network system", Singapore Patent No. 123951, granted Jun 2008

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Research Interests

Computer vision and machine learning, specifically on face recognition, human activity recognition, image classification, representation learning, and sparse representation.



Peer-review activities

  • Journal reviewer for International Journal of Computer Vision

  • Journal reviewer for Computer Vision and Image Understanding

  • Journal reviewer for Image and Vision Computing

  • Journal reviewer for Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

  • Journal reviewer for Transactions on Image Processing

  • Journal reviewer for Transactions on Signal Processing

  • Journal reviewer for SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences

  • Journal reviewer for Pattern Recognition

  • Journal reviewer for Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

  • Journal reviewer for Image Communication