Ming-Hsuan Yang is an assistant professor in EECS at University of California, Merced. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. He studied computer science and power mechanical engineering at the National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, computer science and brain theory at the University of Southern California, and artificial intelligence and operations research at the University of Texas at Austin. He was an assistant professor with Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at the National Taiwan University, and a senior research scientist at the Honda Research Institute working on vision problems related to humanoid robots. In 1999, he received the Ray Ozzie fellowship for his research work. He co-authored the book Face Detection and Gesture Recognition for Human-Computer Interaction (Kluwer Academic 2001) and is co-edit a special issue on face recognition for Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2003. He serves as an area chair for the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2008 and 2009, and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM.