Ying Lu

Ying Lu

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Southern California (USC)

Department of Computer Science

Integrated Media Systems Center

Information Laboratory (InfoLab)

Office: USC, RTH323, 90089

Tel: 213-821-1461

Email: ylu720@usc.edu

Here are my CV and Google Scholar Citations

General Information

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Computer Science Department at University of Southern California (USC) under the supervision of Prof. Cyrus Shahabi. Before coming to the USC, I got my M.S. degree from School of Information at Renmin University of China (RUC) in June, 2012. My advisor in RUC is Prof. Jiaheng Lu. And I got my B.S. degree from Zhengzhou University in July,2009.

My research interests are Spatial databases, Location-based Services, Route planning, Multimedia, Geo-Crowdsourcing and Neural networks.

Intern Experience



Project Experience
  • MediaQ Project mediaq

    MediaQ is a novel online media management system to collect, organize, share, and search user-generated mobile videos (UGV) from the public. In this project, each video frame is automatically annotated with W4-metadata: capture time (when), location (where), keywords (what) and people shown in the frame (who). UGV data are collected through spatial crowdscourcing. See details.

    MediaQ Demo:

  • iWatch Project iwatch

    iWatch (or Janus) is a system to help human identify criminal incidents (e.g., "following/stalking", "gun shooting") on real time through event detection from multiple types of data streams (e.g., videos, texts). See details.

  • GIFT Project GIFT

    GIFT is a novel Geospatial Image Filtering Tool to select key video frames for vision applications (e.g., persistent tracking) to significantly reduce the communication and processing costs.

Professional services

Teaching Assistant

  • INF 551: Foundations of Data Management. USC, Fall 2015
  • CSCI 585: Database Systems. USC, Spring 2014

Invited reviewer (or external)


Honors & Awards
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS NSF Travel Grant, 2014 - 2015
  • Grace Hopper Scholarship, 2015
  • USC WiSE Travel Grant, 2014 - 2015
  • Best Paper Award in IEEE International Workshop on MMC, 2015
  • IEEE ICME Travel Grant, 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate in Beijing, China, 2012
  • ACM SIGMOD Student Travel Grant, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate in Zhengzhou University, China, 2009