Tom Yeh Joins Department

Tom Yeh

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Yeh has joined as an Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2012.

Dr. Yeh graduated from MIT in Computer Science in 2009, where he was advised by Prof. Trevor Darrell. Since 2009, he has worked as an assistant research scientist in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

Dr. Yeh's research goal is to enable end-users to use machine intelligence to solve practical problems. To this end, his research program spans human-computer interaction, computer vision, and software engineering. He created the Sikuli Script, a picture-driven programming technology that enables end-users to write simple scripts that use computer vision to automate GUI applications. Since its release in 2010, Sikuli has been downloaded more than 200,000 times and used by a large community of users for a variety of purposes such as testing, IT automation, scraping, data transfer, and gaming.

Dr. Yeh will bring his diverse research interests to the classroom and expand the course offerings in human-center computing at CU to include topics on intelligent user interfaces, computer vision for human-computer interaction, and mobile computing.

Dr. Yeh has written over 30 research publications on algorithms for interactive computer vision, vision-based interactive systems, multimedia information retrieval, and visual software test automation. He was awarded Best Student Paper at UIST 2009 and Best Paper at UIST 2010.