Zhu Li (Bio, CV) is now an Associate Professor with the Dept of Computer Science & Electrical Engnieering (CSEE), University of Missouri,Kansas City, and the director of the new NSF Center for Big Learning at UMKC . He was an AFRL summer visiting professor at the US Air Force Academy , Colorado Springs, Summer of 2016,'17,'18. He received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston in 2004. He was Sr. Staff Researcher/Sr. Manager with with Samsung Research America's Multimedia Standards Research Lab in Richardson, TX, 2012-2015, Sr. Staff Researcher/Media Analytics Group Lead with FutureWei (Huawei) Technology's Media Lab in Bridgewater, NJ, 2010~2012, and an Assistant Professor with the Dept of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2008 to 2010, and a Principal Staff Research Engineer with the Multimedia Research Lab (MRL), Motorola Labs, from 2000 to 2008.
His research interests include image/video, light field and point cloud compression, deep learning based compression schemes, image/video denoising and super-resolution, video hashing and identification, as well as the video communication system issues like joint source-channel coding, rate-distortion optimization and communication resource management. He has 46 issued or pending patents, 100+ publications in book chapters, journals, conference proceedings and standard contributions in these areas. He is an IEEE senior member, Associate Editor-in-Chief (AEiC) for IEEE Trans on Circuits & System for Video Technology, Associate Editor (2020~) for IEEE Trans on Image Processing , associated editor for IEEE Trans.on Multimedia, 2016-19,for IEEE Trans on Circuits & System for Video Technology, 2015-18, for Journal of Signal Processing Systems (Springer), 2015~present, steering committee memeber of IEEE ICME, elected member (2014-2017) of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Tech Committee, elected Vice Chair (2008-2010), Standards Liaison (2014-2016) of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee (MMTC), member of the Best Paper Award Committee, ICME 2010, co-editor for the Springer-Verlag book on "Intelligent Video Communication: Techniques and Applications", and " Multimedia Analysis, Computing and Communication,". He received the Best Poster Paper Award at IEEE Int'l Conf on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Toronto, 2006, and the Best Paper (DoCoMo Labs Innovative Paper) Award at IEEE Int'l Conf on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, 2007.
Recent papers can be found at here
- Mobile Visual Search: Object Re-Identification Against Large Repositories,
invited talk at Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2015.12, hosted by Prof. Wen-Huang Cheng, University of Science & Tech of China (USTC), hosted by Prof. Houqiang Li, and Shanghai Jiaotong University, hosted by Prof. Y.L. Xu, 2016.01.
- Subspace Indexing on Grassmannian Manifold for Large Scale Visual Identification, given at EPFL/IBM Research/Northwestern Univ/Stevens Tech/Motorola Solutions Research/MIT Lincoln Lab/Beijing University.
2020.08, Call for Papers, IEEE Trans on Circuits & System for Video Tech (T-CSVT) Special Issue on Point Cloud Processing and Compression.
2020.08, NEH (National Endowment for Humanity) Grant for HSI imaging in ancient scripture analysis (PI: Jeff Rydberg-Cox, Dept of English).
2019.12, elected Associate Editor-in-Chief (AEiC) of IEEE Trans on Circuits & Sys for Video Tech .
2018.11, elected IEEE IVMSP Technical Committee, 2019-2021.
2018.10, Best Paper Award at IEEE Int'l Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Woburn, MA, 2018.
2018.07, Elected TPC co-chair for IEEE ICME 2019 , representing SPS.
2018.05, IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communication (J-SAC) Special Issue on Multimedia Economics for Future Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications.