Le Hou    Stony Brook University

About Me   

- I like board games, transformer toys, dota 2, and computer vision!
- I worked at Baidu, did a summer internship at Google.
- Now I'm a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University.
- Research of interests: machine learning, deep learning, medical image analysis.
- Visit our lab: Computer Vision Lab


le [dot] hou [at] stonybrook.edu
138 New Computer Science
Stony Brook University



I am interested in machine learning techniques especially artificial neural networks. A central interest is to develop and improve convolutional neural network based methods for medical image analysis, image segmentation, human age classification, etc.


- L. Hou, C.P. Yu, D. Samaras. Squared Earth Mover's Distance Loss for Training Deep Neural Networks on Ordered-Classes. NIPS workshop on Learning on Distributions, Functions, Graphs and Groups. 2017. code
- L. Hou, D. Samaras, T.M. Kurc, Y. Gao, J.H. Saltz. ConvNets with Smooth Adaptive Activation Functions for Regression. AISTATS. 2017. code
- V. Murthy, L. Hou, D. Samaras, T.M. Kurc, J.H. Saltz. Center-Focusing Multi-task CNN with Injected Features for Classification of Glioma Nuclear Images. WACV. 2017.
- T.F.Y. Vicente, L. Hou, C.P. Yu, M. Hoai, D. Samaras. Large-scale training of shadow detectors with noisily-annotated shadow examples. ECCV. 2016.
- L. Hou, D. Samaras, T. M. Kurc, Y. Gao, J. E. Davis, and J. H. Saltz. Patch-based Convolutional Neural Network for Whole Slide Tissue Image Classification. Spotlight in CVPR. 2016.
- L. Hou, M. Gardner, D. Samaras, A. Fontanini. Rats' Orofacial Activity Recognition and Its Applications. Master's thesis. 2014.

- T. Zhao, L. Hou, V. Nguyen, Y. Gao, D. Samaras, T.M. Kurc, J. Saltz. Using Machine Methods to Score Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Lung Cancer. Abstract in The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). 2017.
- L. Hou, K. Singh, D. Samaras, T. Kurc, Y. Gao, R. Seidman, J. Saltz, Automatic Histopathology Image Analysis with CNNs. Abstract in New York Scientific Data Summit. 2016.
- M. Gardner, L. Hou, D. Samaras, A. Fontanini. Development of an Automated Method for Analysis of Mouth Movements and Orofacial Reactions in Restrained Rats. Abstract in Society for Neuroscience. 2014.

- L. Hou, V. Nguyen, T.M. Kurc, D. Samaras, Y. Gao, T. Zhao, J. Saltz. Sparse Autoencoder for Unsupervised Nucleus Detection and Representation in Histopathology Images. arXiv. 2017.
- L. Hou, C.P. Yu, D. Samaras. Squared Earth Mover's Distance-based Loss for Training Deep Neural Networks. arXiv. 2016.