I am a PhD stduent at Tampere University of Technology in Finland, majoring in computer vision at Computer Vision Group. Previously, I have been working as a Computer Vision Researcher in Nokia Research Center in Finland. I am an experienced researcher and a quick learner, passionate about autonomous driving, and enjoy applying Computer Vision and Deep Learning techniques to solve the challenges in autonomous vehicles.

Research Interests: 3D Computer Vision, Camera Pose Estimation, Autonomous Driving, Deep Learning
Hobbies: Piano, Guitar, Photography, Swimming, Floorball, Ping Pong

Recent Projects

Vehicle Detection

Created vehicle detection pipeline with two approaches, deep neural networks (YOLO+TensorFlow) and support vector machines (HOG+OpenCV). Optimized and evaluated the model on video data from both highway and city driving.

Autonomous driving with Model Predictive control

This project uses a Model Predictive Control (MPC) to drive a car in a game simulator. The server provides reference waypoints (yellow line in the demo video) via websocket, and we use MPC to simulate the vehicle trajactory (green line), compute steering and throttle commands to drive the car. The solution must be robust to 100ms latency, since it might encounter in real-world application.

Vehicle Localization with a Particle Filter

Vechile is transported to an unkonw place, then a real-time particle filter is used for estimating the vechicle's position and orientation with given a map, an initial noisy GPS, and each timestep's noisy observation data.

Lane Depature Warning

Designed and implemented a lane-finding algorithm and a lane-departure-warning system. Identified lane curvature and overcame environmental challenges, e.g. shadows, pavement changes.

Driving behavioral cloning

Built and trained a CNN to autonomously steer a car in a game simulator, using TensorFlow and Keras. Used optimization techniques such as regularization and dropout to generalize the network for driving on unseen tracks.

Find Lane Lines on the road

Detected highway lane lines on a video stream. Used OpencV image analysis techniques to identify lines, including Hough Transforms and Canny edge detection.

Traffic Sign Recognition

Built and trained a deep neural network to classify traffic signs, using TensorFlow. Experimented with different network architectures. Performed image pre-processing and validation to guard against overfitting.

Camera Pose Estimation

Given a map contians street-view image and lidar, estimate the 6 DoF camera pose of a query image. Input of the system: query image, reference image and lidar point cloud, where reference image and lidar are known in a global coordinate system. Output of the system: 6 DoF camera pose of the query image in the global coordinate system.

Autonomous driving with PID controller

This project is to use PID controllers to control the steering angle and the throttle for driving a car in a game simulator. The simulator provides cross-track error (CTE) via websocket. The PID (proportional-integral-differential) controllers give steering and throttle commands to drive the car reliably around the simulator track.

Augmented and interactive video playback based on global camera pose

We propose a video playback system that allows user to expend the field of view to surrounding environments that are not visible in the original video frame, arbitrarily change the viewing angles, and see the superimposed point-of-interest (POIs) data in an augmented reality manner during the video playback.

A 3D map augmented photo gallery application on moible device

We proposes a 3D map augmented photo gallery mobile application that allows user to virtually transit from 2Dimage space to the 3D map space, to expand the field of viewto surrounding environments that are not visible in the original image, and to change viewing angles among different global registered images during the image browsing.