Yi Hong

The University of Georgia
Yi Hong 

Yi Hong
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
The University of Georgia

Office: Boyd 616
Email: yihong AT cs DOT uga DOT edu

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia since 2016. My research interests lie in the area of image and shape analysis. I am interested in developing computational methodologies for image understanding problems in the fields of medical image analysis and computer vision. I am also excited in interdisciplinary research, collaborating and working with researchers from related fields.

Before joining UGA, I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the supervision of Dr. Marc Niethammer. I am a recipient of the 2014 MICCAI young scientist award (a.k.a., student best paper award) and a 2015 UNC dissertation completion fellowship.


  • Jan. 2017:  Our paper on Regression Uncertainty on the Grassmannian was accepted by AISTATS 2017.

  • Aug. 2016:  I joined the University of Georgia as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science.

  • Jun.-Jul. 2016:  I had a short visit in the Laboratory of Mathematics in Imaging at Harvard Medical School.

  • May 2016:  I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation.

  • Apr. 2016:  I visited Polina's group at MIT and the PNL at Harvard Medical School and gave talks on Statistical Shape Analysis for High-Dimensional Data: Regression and Testing.

  • Jan. 2016:  Our paper on Parametric Regression on the Grassmannian was accepted by TPAMI.


I am looking for self-motivated master and Ph.D. students to join my research group. Prior research experience in image analysis, optimization, statistical shape analysis, or other related areas is a plus. If you are interested in my research and in working with me, please send me your CV or stop by my office if you are at UGA.