Tao Wu, Ph.D.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6P7OpTUAAAAJ&hl=en
Email: taowu [at] umiacs [dot] umd [dot] edu
hofman2005 [at] gmail [dot] com

I graduated with Ph.D. at the University of Maryland under the supervision of Professor Rama Chellappa. I received M.S. and B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2005 and 2008 respectively. My research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, compress sensing, face recognition and video and image processing. I am a recipient of the NIST-ARRA Fellowship. I also received academic excellence scholarships for 4 consecutive years from 2004 to 2007 from Tsinghua University. Currently I'm working in Google.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, vSLAM, Compress Sensing, Face Recognition, Video Object Detection and Tracking, Video and Image Processing, Medical Imaging



Tao Wu, Jonathon Phillips, Rama Chellappa, Propagation of Facial Identities in a Social Network, International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS), pp. 1-8, 2013. Best Paper Award

Tao Wu, Ananth Ranganathan, Vehicle Localization Using Road Markings, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2013

Ananth Ranganathan, David Ilstrup, Tao Wu, Light-weight Localization for Vehicles using Road Markings, Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 921-927, 2013

Tao Wu, Rama Chellappa, Age Invariant Face Verification with Relative Craniofacial Growth Model, ECCV 2012, 2012, pp. 58-71.

Tao Wu, Ananth Ranganathan, A Practical System for Road Marking Detection and Recognition, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2012 pdf

Tao Wu, Bing Jian, Xiang Zhou, Automated Identification of Thoracolumbar Vertebrae Using Orthogonal Matching Pursuit, International Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging (MLMI), 2011, pp. 126-133

Vishal M. Patel, Tao Wu, Soma Biswas, P. Jonathon Phillips, Rama Chellappa, Illumination Robust Dictionary-based Face Recognition, International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2011

Tao Wu, Rama Chellappa, Recognition of Quantized Still Face Images, Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, 2009. BTAS'09. IEEE 3rd International Conference on, pp. 1-6, 28-30 Sept. 2009

Tao Wu, Xiaoqing Ding, Shengjin Wang, Kongqiao Wang, Video Object Tracking using Improved Chamfer Matching and Condensation Particle Filter, Proceedings of the SPIE, Image Processing: Machine Vision Applicsations, 2008

Tao Wu, Haibin Huang, Guangwei Du, Yiyong Sun, A Novel Partial Area Index of Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve, Image Perception, Observer Perforamnce, and Technology Assessment, SPIE, 2008

Tao Wu, Xiaoqing Ding, Shengjin Wang, Video Tracking using Improved Chamfer Matching and Particle Filter, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA 2007), Vol. 3, pp. 169-173, 2007


Tao Wu, Bing Jian, Xiang Zhou, Automated Identification of Thoracolumbar Vertebrae Using Orthogonal Matching Pursuit, Machine Vision and Applications, 2012 .

Tao Wu, Pavan Turaga, Rama Chellappa, Age estimation and Face Verification Across Aging using Landmarks, IEEE Trans. IFS, 2012.

V. M. Patel, T. Wu, S. Biswas, P. J. Phillips, R. Chellappa, Dictionary-based face recognition under variable lighting and pose, IEEE Trans. IFS, pp. 954-965, 2012.

Xiaoqing Ding, Li Chen, Tao Wu, Character Independent Font Recognition on a Single Chinese Character, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 29, No. 2, Feb 2007

Book Chapter

Shengjin Wang, Yaolin Tan, Jun Zhou, Tao Wu and Wei Lin, Collaborative MR Workspace with Shared 3D Vision Based on Stereo Video Transmission, Scene Reconstruction, Pose Estimation and Tracking, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, pp. 133-154, June 2007.


Ananth Ranganathan and Tao Wu, Road Marking Detection and Recogition, 23085-19904 US


Road Marking Detection Database

Dictionary-based Face Recognition. [tar]

Matlab Interface to Stasm. (for Linux) [code help tar]

Last update: by Tao Wu on Dec 31, 2014.