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Jie Yang

(703) 292-4768
W 10162
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs
IIS: Robust Intelligence (RI)
Safe Learning-Enabled Systems


Jie Yang is a Program Director in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is the leader of the Robust Intelligence Cluster and oversees computer vision research. He has also been involved in many other crosscutting programs.

Before joining NSF, he was a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked on multimodal/multimedia, computer vision, pattern recognition, robotics, and automatic control. His publications can be found on Google Scholar:

He has served on many conference organization committees, advisor boards, and journal editorial boards. He was an Advisory Board member of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (2003 -2015). He also served as Program Co-chair (2002) and General Co-chair (2006 and 2010) for ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, as well as a Program Co-chair (2010) for ACM Multimedia. He served as a General Co-chair (2014) for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on Multimedia (2004-2008).  He is an Associate Editor for the Machine Vision Applications journal. He also served as Area Chair and Program Committee member for multimodal/multimedia, computer vision, and pattern recognition conferences.

He is an IEEE fellow.