Contact

Thang Dinh
3737 Watt Way, Room PHE 226
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0273
Email: <1st name>din<dot>usc<dot>edu 

Research Interest
 
Computer Vision including: Object Tracking, Object Detection, Object Recognition, Motion Segmentation, Multimedia, Vision for Robotics, Mobile Vision.
Education
  • Ph.D Candidate (08/2006-12/2011 (expected))
    Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni
    Thesis: Persistent Visual Object Tracking in Unconstrained Environments
  • M.Sc Degree (08/2006-12/2009)
    Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni
    Topic: Real time tracking using an active PTZ network camera
  • B.S Degree (09/2001-07/2005)
    Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University, HCMCity
    Advisor: Prof. Duc Anh Duong, Dr. Duy Dinh Le
    GPA: 8.77/10 
Experience
  • Research Assistant (08/2006-Present)
    Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni
    Projects: Persistent Visual Object Tracking in Unconstrained Environments
  • Research Intern (06/2009-08/2009)
    Media Processing Lab, Sony Research Center
    Advisor: Dr. Ali Tabatabai
    Projects: Video Compression - Towards the H.265 standard
  • Research Mentor (09/2008-Present)
    Faculty of Information Technology, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
    Projects: various projects including multitarget tracking, single object tracking, sport video classification, trafic monitoring, human computer interaction using single camera...
  • Research Assistant (12/2004-07/2006)
    Faculty of Information Technology, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
    Advisor: Prof. Duc Anh Duong
    Project: Hand Gesture Recognition 
  • Teaching Assistant (09/2005-07/2006)
    Faculty of Information Technology, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
    Advisor: Prof. Duc Anh Duong
    Courses: Data Strutures, Object-Oriented Programming, Graph Theory, Computer Graphics, Formal Specification Languages, Tools and Environments for Object-Oriented Software Development, Object-Oriented Software Development.
Publications

@USC
  • T. B. Dinh, N. Vo, and G. Medioni. . Context Tracker: Exploring Supporters and Distracters in Unconstrained Environments. CVPR 2011.
  • T. B. Dinh, N. Vo, and G. Medioni. High Resolution Face Sequences from A PTZ Network Camera. FG 2011.
  • T. B. Dinh and G. Medioni. Co-training Framework of Generative and Discriminative Trackers with Partial Occlusion Handling. WMVC 2011.
  • T. Dinh, Q. Yu, and G. Medioni. Real Time Tracking using an Active Pan-Tilt-Zoom Network Camera. IROS 2009.
  • Q. Yu, T. B. Dinh, and G. Medioni. Online Tracking and Reacquisition Using Co-trained Generative and Discriminative Trackers. ECCV 2008.
  • T. Dinh and G. Medioni. Two-Frames Accurate Motion Segmentation Using Tensor Voting and Graph-Cuts. WMVC 2008.
@Others
  • Quang Tran, Bac Vo, An Tran, Thang B. Dinh, Tien Dinh . Heuristic Long-view Player Detection in Broadcast Soccer Video. ICIC 2011.
  • Nam Tang, Cuong Do, Tien Ba Dinh, Thang Ba Dinh. Monitoring Urban Traffic System. ICIC 2011. 
  • Nam N. Vo, Quang M. Tran, Thang B. Dinh, Tien B. Dinh. Robust Visual Tracking Using Randomized Forest and Online Appearance. ACIIDS 2011. 
  • Nam N. Vo, Quang M. Tran, Thang B. Dinh, Tien B. Dinh. An Efficient Human-Computer Interaction Framework Using Skin Color Tracking and Gesture Recognition. RIVF 2010. 
  • Bao V. Dang, An M. Tran, Tien B. Dinh, and Thang Dinh. A Real Time Player Tracking System for Broadcast Tennis Video. 2nd Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems ACIIDS 2010). 
  • Thang B. Dinh, Van B. Dang, Duc A. Duong, Tuan T. Nguyen, Duy-Dinh Le. Hand Gesture Classification Using Boosted Cascade of Classifiers. 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Sciences, Research, Innovation & Vision for the Future (RIVF 2006). 
Working Projects
  • 09/2007 – Present: Object Tracking with Partial Occlusion Handling and Context Aware
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni (University of Southern California)
  • 06/2009 – 08/2009: Video compression: Towards the H.265 standard
    Advisor: Dr. Ali Tabatabai (Sony Media Processing Lab, San Jose)
  • 03/2008 – Present: Real-time Tracking Using an Active Pan-Tilt-Zoom Network Camera
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni (University of Southern California)
  • 08/2006 - 10/2007: Two-Frames Accurate Motion Segmentation
    Advisor: Prof. Gérard Medioni
  • 10/2005 - 07/2006: Office Embedded Toolkit for Visual-Impaired People
    Sponsor: World Bank (after winning the “Vietnam Innovative Day” Award of World Bank”)
    Advisor: Prof. Dien Dinh
  • 09/2005 - 04/2006: Applications of Memetic Algorithm
    Advisor: Dr. Hung Nguyen
  • 12/2004 - 07/2006: Hand Gesture Classification Using Boosted Cascade of Classifiers
    Advisor: Prof. Duc Anh Duong and Prof. Duy Dinh Le
Awards and Honors

Research-Related
  • Travel Grant from NSF to join FG 2011 conference, in Santa Barbara, California (2011).
  • Travel Grant to join CVPR 2011 conference, in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2011).
  • Research Assistant at Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California (2008-present)
  • Research Assistant at Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California (2008-present)
  • 1st runner-up presentation award in scientific sessions of Annual Vietnam Education Foundation (2009)
  • Best presentation in scientific sessions of Annual Vietnam Education Foundation (2008)
  • Travel Grant from VEF for joining IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC 2008) in Colorado, USA (2008) 
  • Research Assistantship at Computer Vision Lab, University of Southern California (2007)
  • Vietnam Innovative Day Award for MATABraille Project from World Bank (2006) 
  • 3nd Prize for Scientific and Technological Creation awarded by VIFOTECH – VEF (2005) 
  • 2nd Prize for Scientific and Technological Creation awarded by People’s Committee and High-Technology Management Department of Ho Chi Minh City (2005) 
  • 3rd National Prize for research awarded by the Vietnamese Ministry of Training and Education (2005)
  • 1st Prize at the scientific conference for undergraduate students doing research at the University of Natural Sciences, VNU-HCM (2005) 
Programming Contests
  • 4th Team Prize in the ACM Hackathon Programming Contest at University of Southern California (2010)
  • Rank 26th/70 in ACM Collegiate Programming Contest (2006)
  • 2nd Team Prize in the National Programming Contest for Undergraduate Students, Vietnam (2003)
  • 2nd Individual Prize  in the National Programming Contest for Undergraduate Students, Vietnam (2002)
  • 1st Team Prize in the National Programming Contest for Undergraduate Students, Vietnam (2002)
  • National Prize in the National Programming Contest for High School Students (2001)
  • 1st Prize in the Programming Contest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2001)
Merit-based scholarships and fellowships
  • Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship (2006)
  • Best Student of Major Stage Award in Computer Science, VNU-HCM (2005)
  • AmCham-United Way Vietnam Merit Scholarship for outstanding students (2005)
  • Various scholarships from: Sumitomo Corp, PSV Corp, KITA Education Center, NIIT Education Center, Cisco Systems Corp
Others
  • Championship of Knowledge in Information Technology "Challenge" Contest in 2004 and 2005 with my beloved "ENDTASK" team (the only team could achieve it so far).
  • Seletected Participant of TCS Excellence in Computer Science Week in Pune, India (2005)
  • Being Honour Participant of Future Leaders of Asia 2005 Conference in Korea (2005)
Skills
  • Proficient in C/C++ (over 12 years)
  • Familiar with Objective-C, Java, C#, Matlab, Visual Basic.NET, Delphi, XML, HTML
  • Database: SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, MS Access.
  • Libraries and Tools: OpenGL, DirectX, IPL/OpenCV, Infragistics, BCGPro, Xtreme Toolkits
  • Strong background in Algorithms and Mathematics
  • Strong team-working ability
  • Good communicational skill and various senses of humors
References
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