About Us

Our History

Learning and Vision Group at the National University of Singapore is currently led by Assistant Professor Xinchao Wang from 2021. It was founded by Associate Professor Shuicheng Yan in December 2007, and was led by Assistant Professor Jiashi Feng from 2015.


Since its birth, the LV group has been concentrating on going beyond known boundaries and encouraging most original research and technologies at the edges for computer vision, machine learning and their applications in real life. The research projects of LV range from fundamental machine learning (including deep learning) methods, to the cutting-edge face/human and image/video analytics techniques, to intelligent search and recommendation systems.

Shuicheng Yan
Prof. Shuicheng Yan

Horerable Member

Founder of LV Lab; Fellow of AAAI, ACM, SAEng, IEEE, IAPR;
Now Group Chief Scientist of Sea Director of Sea AI Lab (SAIL)

Jiashi Feng
Prof. Jiashi Feng

Horerable Member

Previous Director of LV lab; Top 10 "Innovators under 35" in Asia.
Now Research scientist at TikTok

The past decade has witnessed the astonishing growth of the LV group and its great achievements. Till now, LV-ers have published more than 600 technical papers in top international academic journals and conferences, among which over 10 were granted best paper or best student paper prizes; they received winner or honorable-mention prizes for over 10 times at core competitions of computer vision, i.e. Pascal VOC and ImageNet; and they obtained 3 industrial licenses, which well demonstrate the great commercial potential of their research besides the academic significance. In particular, this excellent team managed to complete a grand slam in ACM MM, the top conference in multimedia, including Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award and Best Demo Award.

Our Achievements

Research Interest

neural architecture
Image and Video Understanding
neural architecture
Deep Learning
Shuicheng Yan
Graph Neural Network
Shuicheng Yan
Knowldege Transfer
Shuicheng Yan
3D Modelling
Shuicheng Yan
Explainable AI
Shuicheng Yan
Multi-Modal
Shuicheng Yan
Image Editing and Generation

Our Team

Currently the LV group has over 20 PhD students, Research Fellows and Research Assistants, as well as a number of visiting professors and students (The statistics may vary with time). Till August 2019, over 100 alumni had worked in LV, including 21 PhD students, 43 Research Fellows/Assistants and over 30 visiting professors and students, and are now holding positions in overseas universities/companies and continue contributing to the community and society.

Our Mission

The LV group is committed to looking beyond the obvious to target at the problems not yet investigated or not yet solved problems whose solutions could radically improve the computer vision and machine learning technologies as well as improve the way people live.