Wei-Chiu Ma 馬惟九

Ph.D. Student
Deptartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: weichium@csail.mit.edu

About Me

I am a first year Ph.D. student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I work at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where I am advised by Antonio Torralba. My research interests mainly lie in the intersection of computer vision and machine learning, with particular interests in deep learning and high-level vision tasks such as human action understanding and geo-localization.

I completed my M.S. in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where I was advised by Kris M. Kitani. During my Master's study, I also visited University of Toronto (UofT) and worked closely with Raquel Urtasun and Sanja Fidler. Before coming to the US, I obtained my B.S. in Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU).

2016 - Present 2014 - 2016 Summer 2015, 2016 2009 - 2013


Recent News

  • NEW Apr. 2017: Our book chapter on Activity Forecasting is published! Check it out!
  • NEW Mar. 2017: Our work (a game-theoretic approach to multi-agent activity forecasting) is accepted to CVPR 2017!
  • NEW Jan. 2017: Our work (self-localization for autonomous vehicles) is accepted to ICRA 2017!
  • Sep. 2016: I joined the EECS department at MIT as a Ph.D. student!
  • May. - Aug. 2016: I visited University of Toronto again this summer!
  • May. 2016: I graduated from CMU --- thanks Kris for all your support in the past two years!


Research Projects

Activity Forecasting: An Invitation to Predictive Perception
Kris M. Kitani, De-An Huang, and Wei-Chiu Ma
Book: Group and Crowd Behavior for Computer Vision. Chapter 12, 2017.

Find Your Way by Observing the Sun and Other Semantic Cues
Wei-Chiu Ma, Shenlong Wang, Marcus A. Brubaker, Sanja Fidler, and Raquel Urtasun
IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
[arXiv preprint] [demo video]

Forecasting Interactive Dynamics of Pedestrians with Fictitious Play
Wei-Chiu Ma, De-An Huang, Namhoon Lee, and Kris M. Kitani
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
[arXiv preprint] [supplmentary material]

How Do We Use Our Hands? Discovering a Diverse Set of Common Grasps
De-An Huang, Wei-Chiu. Ma*, Minghuan Ma*, and K. M. Kitani (*=equal contribution)
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015.

Recognizing Hand-Object Interactions in Wearable Camera Videos
Tatsuya Ishihara, Kris M. Kitani, Wei-Chiu Ma, Hironobu Takagi, Chieko Asakawa
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015.

Novel traffic signal timing adjustment strategy based on Genetic Algorithm
Wei-Chiu Ma*, Hsiao-Yu Tung*, and Tian-Li Yu (*=equal contribution)
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2014.
Oral Presentation

TDTOS: T-Shirt Design and Try On System
Wei-Chiu Ma*, Chen-Yu Hsu*, Chi-Hsien Yen*, and Shao-Yi Chien (*=equal contribution)
Asia-Pacific Workshop on FPGA Applications, 2012.
Oral Presentation (accpetance rate: 4.8%)
Best Application Award
[demo video]