Yanting Ma

Yanting Ma
  • Biography

    Yanting's research interests are mainly in algorithm design and analysis for inverse problems arising in computational sensing using statistical inference and optimization techniques. Additionally, she is generally interested in applied probability and convex analysis. Her PhD research focused on algorithmic and theoretical studies of approximate message passing, as well as provably convergent optimization algorithms for nonlinear diffractive imaging. Her postdoctoral work developed principled methods for dead time compensation for single-photon detectors based on Markov chain modeling.

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  • Internships with Yanting

    • SP1551: Algorithms for Large-Scale Optimal Transport

      The Computational Sensing team at MERL is seeking motivated individuals to develop scalable optimal transport algorithms. Ideal candidates should be Ph.D. students with research experience in optimal transport and scalable optimal transport algorithms. Experience with GPU implementations is a plus. Publication of the results produced during our internships is expected. The duration of the internships is anticipated to be 3 months. Start date is flexible. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Seidel, S.W., Murray-Bruce, J., Ma, Y., Yu, C., Freeman, W.T., Goyal, V.K., "Two-Dimensional Non-Line-of-Sight Scene Estimation from a Single Edge Occluder", IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, December 2020.
      BibTeX
      • @article{Seidel2020dec,
      • author = {Seidel, Sheila, W. and Murray-Bruce, John and Ma, Yanting and Yu, Christopher and Freeman, William, T. and Goyal, Vivek K},
      • title = {Two-Dimensional Non-Line-of-Sight Scene Estimation from a Single Edge Occluder},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = dec
      • }
    •  Lin, Chungwei, Sels, Dries, Ma, Yanting, Wang, Yebin, "Stochastic optimal control formalism for an open quantum system", Tech. Rep. TR2020-163, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, December 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-163 PDF
      • @techreport{MERL_TR2020-163,
      • author = {Lin, Chungwei; Sels, Dries; Ma, Yanting; Wang, Yebin},
      • title = {Stochastic optimal control formalism for an open quantum system},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2020-163},
      • month = dec,
      • year = 2020,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-163/}
      • }
    •  Lin, C., Sels, D., Ma, Y., Wang, Y., "Stochastic optimal control formalism for an open quantum system", Physical Review, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.052605, Vol. 102, pp. 052605, December 2020.
      BibTeX External
      • @article{Lin2020dec,
      • author = {Lin, Chungwei and Sels, Dries and Ma, Yanting and Wang, Yebin},
      • title = {Stochastic optimal control formalism for an open quantum system},
      • journal = {Physical Review},
      • year = 2020,
      • volume = 102,
      • pages = 052605,
      • month = dec,
      • doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.102.052605},
      • url = {https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.102.052605}
      • }
    •  Ma, Y., Boufounos, P.T., Mansour, H., Aeron, S., "Multiview Sensing with Unknown Permutations: An Optimal Transport Approach", arXiv, November 2020.
      BibTeX
      • @article{Ma2020nov,
      • author = {Ma, Yanting and Boufounos, Petros T. and Mansour, Hassan and Aeron, Shuchin},
      • title = {Multiview Sensing with Unknown Permutations: An Optimal Transport Approach},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  Ma, Y., Lodhi, M.A., Mansour, H., Boufounos, P.T., Liu, D., "Inverse Multiple Scattering With Phaseless Measurements", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP40776.2020.9053430, April 2020, pp. 1519-1523.
      BibTeX TR2020-041 PDF Video
      • @inproceedings{Ma2020apr,
      • author = {Ma, Yanting and Lodhi, Muhammad Asad and Mansour, Hassan and Boufounos, Petros T. and Liu, Dehong},
      • title = {Inverse Multiple Scattering With Phaseless Measurements},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {1519--1523},
      • month = apr,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICASSP40776.2020.9053430},
      • issn = {2379-190X},
      • isbn = {978-1-5090-6631-5},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-041}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Systems and Methods of Fusing Multi-angle View HD Images Based on Epipolar Geometry and Matrix Completion"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Ma, Yanting; Mansour, Hassan; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Taguchi, Yuichi; Boufounos, Petros T.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 10,212,410
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
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