Angela YAO

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2012)
M.Sc. (ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2008)
B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 2006)
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Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Media

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning


I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the School of Computing since 2018, where I lead the Computer Vision and Machine Learning group. My students and I develop algorithms for automated interpretation of images and video. We work on topics ranging from segmentation, pose estimation, to video understanding. Before coming to NUS, I was a junior professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. I received my PhD in 2012 from ETH Zurich.

Current Projects

  • Efficient Modelling and Learning for Video Understanding
  • 3D Hand Pose Estimation
  • Interactive Segmentation

Selected Publications

Awards & Honours

  • NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence, 2019
  • German Pattern Recognition (DAGM) Award, 2018.

Teaching (2020/2021)

  • CS4243: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • CS5242: Neural Networks and Deep Learning