Xu Ma (马旭)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Northeastern University

ma.xu1@northeastern.edu
I am a PhD student in the College of Engineering, Northeastern University, USA and work with Prof. Yun Raymond Fu in the SMILE Lab. Before that I spent two years in the Department of Computer Sicence & Engineering, University of North Texas, working with Prof. Song Fu. I received my BS and MS degrees in the College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, China, advised by Prof. Yingan Liu and Prof. Qiaolin Ye.
My research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. I was a research intern in the Bell Labs at Murry Hill in the summer of 2020 (remotely). I was the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo(ICME) in 2020 and the Best paper Award at ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) in 2019.

News

[Mar 2021] Two paper has been accepted by ICME, oral and poster.

[Feb 2021] One paper has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.

[Jan 2021] Invited as an reviewer for IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

[Jan 2021] I move to Bston and Join Smile Lab.

[Dec 2020] Invited as an reviewer for ICME 2021.

[Oct 2020] Invited as an reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

[Jul 2020] We got the ICME 2020 best student paper award for SPANet.

[May 2020] We recieved a new research grant of 5,000 bucks from GCP.

[May 2020] SPANet has been nominated as a candidate for ICME 2020 Best Paper/Best Student Paper Award.

[May 2020] I gave a talk to [JingDong AR/VR group]. [Slides].

[May 2020] One paper has been accepted by ICIP 2020 (first author).

[Apr 2020] One paper has been accepted by IJCAI 2020 (first author).

[Apr 2020] We got a research gift from Google Cloud Platform (5,000 dollars).

[Mar 2020] Two papers have been accepted by ICME 2020. (both first author, one oral + one poster)

[Jan 2020] One paper has been accepted by MetroCAD 2020.

[Oct 2019] We got 10,000 dollars research gift from Google Cloud Platform.

[Aug 2019] Served as an reviewer for WACV 2020.

Selected Publications

Position-Aware Recalibration Module: Learning From Feature Semantics and Feature Position

Xu Ma, Song Fu

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2020)

[pdf] [code]

DCANet: Learning Connected Attentions for Convolutional Neural Networks

Xu Ma, Jingda Guo, Sihai Tang, Zhinan Qiao, Qi Chen, Qing Yang, Song Fu

arXiv (2020)

[pdf] [code]

Attention Meets Normalization and Beyond

Xu Ma, Jingda Guo, Qi Chen, Sihai Tang, Qing Yang, Song Fu

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2020)

[pdf] [code]

Spanet: Spatial Pyramid Attention Network for Enhanced Image Recognition

Jingda Guo*, Xu Ma* , Andrew Sansom, Mara McGuire, Andrew Kalaani, Qi Chen, Sihai Tang, Qing Yang, Song Fu

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2020)

[pdf] [code] [code(journal version)]

For more publications, please refer google scholar.

Service

Conference: Reviewer for ICME 2021, WACV 2020.
Journal: Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters.