Zhu Li (Bio, CV) is now an Associate Professor with the Dept of Computer Science & Electrical Engnieering (CSEE), University of Missouri,Kansas City, and director of the Multimedia Computing & Communication (MC^2) Lab. 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.
While on faculty at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he also served as CTO for the "big data" mobile music and visual search startup Mudi Technology Inc, which has successfully commercialized its music search product with China Mobile Shenzhen, and mobile query-by-capture for books and CDs with dangdang.com. [android demo app]
His research interests include audio-visual analytics and machine learning with its application in large scale video repositories annotation, mining and recommendation, video object identification and event recognition, as well as video adaptation, source-channel coding and distributed optimization issues of the wireless video networks. He has 25 issued or pending patents, 90+ publications in book chapters, journals, conference proceedings and standard contributions in these areas. He is an IEEE senior member, associated editor (2015~) for IEEE Trans.on Multimedia, and associated editor (2016~) for IEEE Trans on Circuits & System for Video Technology, associated editor (2015~) for Journal of Signal Processing Systems (Springer), 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.
- 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.
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2017.06, visiting professor, Center for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Research, US Air Force Academy
2016.12, Multi-University (Florida, CMU, UMKC and Oregon) NSF I/UCRC on Big Learning (NSF CBL) planning grant approved.
2016.12, APSIPA Plenary ForumDeep Learning: Past, Present and Future , Jeju, Korea, 2016.
2016.07, Climbed Mountain Elbert, the highest peak in Rocky Mountains.
2016.06, Starting my AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship with the US Air Force Academy , in Colorado Springs.
2016.05, Appointed Ad Hoc Group Co-Chair, MPEG 3DGC group, working on the Point Cloud Compression.