Ming Shao


, PhD

Assistant Director of the Marine & UnderSea Technology Research Program (MUST)

Computer & Information Science

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science

Machine Intelligence and Data analytics (MIND) Lab




2016Northeastern UniversityPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2010Beihang UniversityME in Computer Science
2007Beihang UniversityBS in Applied Mathematics
2006Beihang UniversityBE in Computer Science




Research awards

  • $ 499,999 awarded by Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Mass Skills - Intelligent Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security Test Bed
  • $ 207,695 awarded by National Fish And Wildlife Foundation | AIS, INC for Integrating an Intelligent Discard Chute into New England Groundfish Electronic Monitoring (MA)
  • $ 512,105 awarded by National Science Foundation for Collaborative Research: CPS: Medium: AI-Boosted Precision Medicine through Continual in situ Monitoring of Micro-tissue Behaviors on Organs-on-Chips
  • $ 498,970 awarded by National Science Foundation for CAREER: Enabling Continual Multi-view Representation Learning: An Adversarial Perspective
  • $ 92,404 awarded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for Incorporating Image Recognition and Machine Learning into the NE Multispecies Groundfish Electronic Programs to Quantify Species and Sizes of Discards


Research interests

  • Predictive modeling
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Continual and incremental machine learning
  • Robust and multi-view representation learning
  • Health informatics

Ming Shao received BE degree in Computer Science, BS degree in Applied Mathematics, and ME degree in Computer Science from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2006, 2007, and 2010, respectively. He received PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, in 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor affiliated with the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His current research interests include predictive modeling, adversarial machine learning, continual and incremental machine learning, robust and multi-view representation learning, and health informatics. He published over 90 articles in prestigious journals and conference proceedings. Since joining UMass Dartmouth, Dr. Shao has secured funding from several sources for $3.17M. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2022 and was the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship of State University of New York at Buffalo from 2010 to 2012, and the best paper award winner of IEEE ICDM 2011 Workshop on Large Scale Visual Analytics, and best paper award candidate of ICME 2014. He was the reviewer for many IEEE Transactions journals, including TPAMI, TKDE, TNNLS, TIP, and TMM. He also served on the (senior) program committee for top-tier conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, KDD, ICDM, CIKM, ACM-MM, etc. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. He is a member of IEEE.