Portrait of Tao Mei

Tao Mei

Senior Researcher

About

Tao Mei is a Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research Asia. His current research interests include multimedia content analysis, computer vision, and machine learning. He is leading a team working on image and video analysis, vision and language, multimedia search, and so on. Tao has shipped a dozen inventions and technologies to Microsoft products, such as Bing, Office, MSN, OneDrive, Cognitive Services, ChatBot, Windows Photo, etc. He has authored or co-authored over 150 papers in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited four books. He holds over 18 U.S. granted patents.

Tao was the recipient of a number of paper awards from prestigious multimedia journals and conferences, including IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award in 2014, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award in 2013, Best Paper Awards at ACM International Conference on Multimedia in 2009 and 2007, and so on. He is an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (TMM), ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), IEEE MultiMedia Magazine, and Multimedia Systems (MMSJ), a Guest Editor of eight international journals. He is the General Co-chair of ICIMCS 2013, the Program Co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2018, CBMI 2017, IEEE ICME 2015, IEEE MMSP 2015 and MMM 2013, and the Area Chair for a dozen international conferences.

Tao received B.E. (1996-2001) and Ph.D. (2001-2006) degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is an Adjunct Professor (PhD supervisor) of the University of Science and Technology of China and the Sun Yat-Sen University. He is a Fellow of IAPR, a Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Email: tmei [AT] microsoft [DOT] com; tmei [AT] live [DOT] com
Mail: Microsoft Research Asia, No 5 Dan Ling Street, Beijing 100080, China

* Updated in Dec 2016.

Projects

Video Analytics

Established: March 16, 2016

Video has become ubiquitous on the Internet, broadcasting channels, as well as that captured by personal devices. This has encouraged the development of advanced techniques to analyze the semantic video content for a wide variety of applications, such as video…

Photo Story

Established: January 25, 2016

The capability of managing personal photos is becoming crucial. In this work, we have attempted to solve the following pain points for mobile users: 1) intelligent photo tagging, best photo selection, event segmentation and album naming, 2) speech recognition and…

Video and Language

Established: January 14, 2016

Automatically describing video content with natural language is a fundamental challenge of computer vision. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), which models sequence dynamics, has attracted increasing attention on visual interpretation. In this project, we present a novel unified framework, named Long…

Mobile Video Search

Established: February 17, 2014

Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon. More and more people are using their smartphones to search and browse video contents while on the move. This project is to develop an innovative instant mobile video search system through…

Multimedia Advertising

Established: August 1, 2006

The ever increasing multimedia content on the Internet has become the primary source for more effective online advertising. Conventional advertising systems treat multimedia content as the same as general text, without considering automatically monetizing the rich content of the images…

Video Collage

Established: August 1, 2006

Video Collage is a kind of synthesized image that enable users to quickly browse the video content. Given a video, Video Collage is able to select the most representative images from the video, extract salient regions of interest from these…

Publications

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2016

2015

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2011

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2009

2008

2007

2006

Other

  1. “Empowering ChatBot with All-Seeing Eyes,” Data Science Forum, Fudan University, Dec 2016.
  2. “Vison and Language: Bridging Vision and Language with Deep Learning,” Zhejiang University, Dec. 2016.
  3. “Empowering ChatBot with All-Seeing Eyes,” Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Dec 2016.
  4. “Vison and Language: Bridging Vision and Language with Deep Learning,” Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Dec. 2016.
  5. “Vison and Language: Bridging Vision and Language with Deep Learning,” University of Science and Technology of China, Dec. 2016.
  6. Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” Invited tutorial at ECCV-ACM Multimedia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 2016.
  7. “Empowering ChatBot with All-Seeing Eyes,” CCF PhD Forum, Nanjing University, Aug. 2016.
  8. “Video Captioning and Commenting: Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 2016.
  9. “Video and Language,” Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, May 2016.
  10. “Video Captioning and Commenting: Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” IEEE Signal and Data Science Forum, Wuhan, April 2016.
  11. “Video Captioning: Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” Institute of Computing Technologies, Chinese Academy of Sciences, March 2016.
  12. “Video Captioning: Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” Peking University, Jan. 2016.
  13. “Video Captioning: Bridging Video and Language with Deep Learning,” Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Jan. 2016.
  14. “Video Captioning: Bridging Video and Language,” Beijing Jiaotong University, Dec. 2015.
  15. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” National University of Singapore, Dec. 2015.
  16. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” National Chiao Tung University, Nov. 2015.
  17. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” National Tsing Hua University, Nov. 2015.
  18. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” National Taiwan University, Nov. 2015.
  19. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nov. 2015.
  20. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nov. 2015.
  21. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nov. 2015.
  22. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Sept 2015.
  23. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, Sept 2015.
  24. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China, Aug 2015.
  25. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, Aug 2015.
  26. “Video Understanding Meets Deep Learning,” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, July 2015.
  27. “When Multimedia Information Retrieval Meets Big Data,” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, May 2015.
  28. “When Multimedia Information Retrieval Meets Big Data,” Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, May 2015.
  29. “When Multimedia Information Retrieval Meets Big User Data,” Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, May 2015.
  30. “When Multimedia Information Retrieval Meets Big User Data,” Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, May 2015.
  31. “When Multimedia Information Retrieval Meets Big User Data,” Zhigu, Beijing, April 2015.
  32. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Dec. 2014.
  33. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Dec. 2014.
  34. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, Dec. 2014.
  35. “Social Multimedia as Sensors,” Tutorial at IEEE ICDM (together with Jiebo Luo), 2014.
  36. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” City University of Hong Kong, Oct. 2014.
  37. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” International Symposium on Social Multimedia Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Sept., 2014.
  38. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” iDB workshop, Fukuoka, Japan, Aug. 2014.
  39. “Social Multimedia as Sensors,” Tutorial in IEEE ICME, Chengdu, China, July 2014. (with Jiebo Luo)
  40. “Understanding Users for Social Multimedia Recommendation,” Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China, June 2014.
  41. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, May 2014.
  42. “User-Centric Social Multimedia Analysis,” Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, May 2014.
  43. “Social Multimedia Recommendation with Deep Understanding of Users,” Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Jan. 2014.
  44. “Social MultiMedia Recommendation with Deep Understanding of Users,” Southeast University, Nanjing, Dec. 2013.
  45. “Deep Understanding of Users for Socio-Mobile Recommendation,” National Taiwan University, July 2013.
  46. “Deep Understanding of Users from Social Multimedia,” Peking University, Beijing, China, June 2013.
  47. “Unified Entity Search in Social Multimedia Community,” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, May 2013.
  48. “Deep Understanding of Users for Socio-Mobile Recommendation,” Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, March 2013.
  49. “Deep Understanding of Users for Socio-Mobile Recommendation,” NLPR Forum, Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, March 2013.
  50. “User-Centric Multimedia Analysis: Opportunities from Cloud and Client,” YOCSEF Forum, Fudan University, Shanghai, Nov. 2012.
  51. “Understanding Users from Large Scale Social Media Data,” NII Shonan Meeting on the Future of Multimedia Analysis and Mining, Shonan Village, Japan, Nov. 2012.
  52. “Understanding Users from Large Scale Social Media,” International Workshop on Vision, Learning and Cognition, Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Aug. 2012.
  53. “Understanding Users from Large Scale Social Media,” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Aug. 2012.
  54. “Empowering Cross-domain Internet Media with Real-time Topic Learning from Social Streams.” Mini-panel in IEEE ICME, Melbourne, Australia, July 2012.
  55. “Understanding Users from Social Media,” IEEE Signal Processing Seasonal School, Sydney, Australia, July 2012.
  56. “Mobile Recommendation: Contextual and Personalized Local Business Recommendation.” The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, July 2012.
  57. “Mobile Recommendation: Contextual and Personalized Local Business Recommendation.” Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2012.
  58. “Contextual Online Multimedia Advertising.” University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 2012.
  59. “Application-driven Semantic Media Summarization: A New Paradigm for ‘Compression’?” PKU-MSRA mini-workshop, Bijing, China, June 2012.
  60. “Contextual Online Multimedia Advertising.” Industry Practitioner Day Talk, International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Hong Kong, June 2012.
  61. “Mobile Recommendation and Visual Search: Towards Understanding User Intent On-the-Go.” Vision and Learning Seminar (VALSE), Xi’an, China, April 2012.
  62. “Mobile Recommendation and Visual Search: Towards Understanding User Intent On-the-Go.” Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, April 2012.
  63. “Contextual Online Multimedia Advertising.” Tutorial in ACM Internaltional Conference on Multimedia, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, Nov. 2011.
  64. “Contextual Online Multimedia Advertising.” Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, Oct. 2011.
  65. “Early Career Development.” Panelist, International Conference on Image and Graphic (ICIG), Hefei, July 2011.
  66. “Intelligent Video Content Analysis for Web Applications: Case Studies.” Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China, June 2011.
  67. “Internet Multimedia Advertising.” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Sept. 2010.
  68. “Contextual Internet Multimedia Advertising.” National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 2010.
  69. “Visual Summarization and Reranking for Large-Scale Multimedia Search.” University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Nov. 2009.
  70. “Visual Search Reranking.” Xidian University, Xi’an, China, Sept. 2009.
  71. “Multimedia Advertising.” Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Nov. 2008.

Services

Selected Services

Editorial Board Member

Technical Committee Member

Guest Editor

Professor

Conference Chair

Organizing Committee Member

  • Tutorial Co-chairs, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Taipei, 2019.
  • Open Source Software Competition Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Amsterdam, The Netherland, 2016.
  • Open Source Software Competition Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
  • Workshop Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), 2014.
  • Video Program Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Nara, Japan, 2012.
  • Workshop Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), 2012.
  • Publicity Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ACM ICIMCS), Wuhan, China, 2012.
  • Travel Grants Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Scottsdale, Arizona, 2011.
  • Special Session Co-chair, Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • Special Session Co-chair, ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ACM ICIMCS), Chengdu, China, 2011.
  • Special Session Co-chair, International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM), Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.
  • Special Session Co-chair, International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM), Chongqing, China, 2010.

Selected Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members and Area Chairs 

  • IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Area Chair [2016].
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Area Chair [2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017], TPC Member [2011, 2014, 2016].
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Area Chair [2013, 2014, 2016, 2017], TPC Member [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012].
  • ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Area Chair [2014].
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Area Chair [2016].
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Area Chair [2015, 2016].
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), TPC Member [2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017].
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), TPC Member [2013, 2015, 2017].
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR or CIVR), TPC Member [2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016].
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), TPC Member [2015].
  • ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), TPC Member [2010, 2011, 2012].
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM), TPC Member [2008~2016].
  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Area Chair (2012), TPC Member [2007~2011].
  • IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), TPC Member [2008~2014].

Senior Member of IEEE (since 2011).

Senior Member of ACM (since 2012).

Senior Member of CCF (since 2015), Member of CCF YOCSEF (since 2011).

Awards

  • Fellow of IAPR, for contributions to large-scale video analysis, understanding, and applications, 2016.
  • Distinguished Scientist of ACM, for contributions in large-scale video analysis, 2016.
  • Rank 1 in the COCO Image Captioning Challenge, July 2016.
  • Best Paper Finalist, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), 2016. “Action Recognition by Learning Deep Multi-Granular Spatio-Temporal Video Representation,” with Qing Li, Zhaofan Qiu, Ting Yao, Jiebo Luo, and Yong Rui.
  • Microsoft Stock Award, 2016.
  • IEEE Communications Society MMTC Best Journal Paper Award, 2015. “Towards Cross-Domain Learning for Social Video Popularity Prediction,” IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, with Suman Deb Roy, Wenjun Zeng, and Shipeng Li.
  • Rank 2 in the THUMOS Action Classification Challenge, 2015.
  • Best Associate Editor Award of Multimedia Systems, 2014.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT),  2014. “Contextual Bag-of-Words for Visual Categorization,” with Teng Li, In So Kweon, Xian-Sheng Hua.
  • Microsoft Spot Award, 2014.
  • Prize Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2013. “Video Annotation Through Search and Graph Reinforcement Mining,” with Emily Moxley, Bangalore S. Manjunath.
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), 2012. “Assessing Photo Quality with Geo-context and Crowdsourced Photos,” with Wenyuan Yin and Chang Wen Chen.
  • Best Paper Finalist, “Finding Perfect Rendezvous On the Go: Accurate Mobile Visual Localization and Its Applications to Routing,” ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2012, with Heng Liu, Jiebo Luo, Houqiang Li, and Shipeng Li.
  • Best Paper Award, “AMIGO: Accurate Mobile Image Geotagging”, ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ICIMCS),  2012, with Xiaobin Xu, Wenjun Zeng, Nenghai Yu, and Jiebo Luo.
  • Top 10% Paper Award, “Interactive Mobile Visual Search for Social Activities Completion Using Query Image Contextual Model,” IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2012, with Ning Zhang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Ling Guan, and Shipeng Li.
  • “Circle to Search”, Microsoft Research Technology Transfer Award, Microsoft, 2012.
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2012.
  • “Query Entity Extraction”, Microsoft Research Technology Transfer Award, Microsoft, 2010.
  • “Lasso”, Microsoft Research Technology Transfer Award, Microsoft, 2010.
  • Gold Star Award, Microsoft, 2010.
  • The Best Papers of ThinkWeek, Microsoft, 2009.
  • Best Paper Award, “Visual Query Suggestion“, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2009, with Zheng-Jun Zha, Linjun Yang, Meng Wang, and Zengfu Wang.
  • Best Poster Paper Award, “When Multimedia Advertising Meets the New Internet Era,” IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2008, with Xian-Sheng Hua and Shipeng Li.
  • Best Paper Award, “Correlative Multi-Label Video Annotation,” ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2007, with Guo-Jun Qi, Xian-Sheng Hua, Yong Rui, Jinhui Tang, and Hong-Jiang Zhang.
  • Rank 1 in automatic video search task at TRECVID evaluation, 2007.
  • Best Demo Award, “Video Collage,” ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2007, with Xueliang Liu, Xian-Sheng Hua, Bo Yang, and He-Qin Zhou.
  • President Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006.
  • Microsoft Fellowship Award (18/Asia), Microsoft Research Asia, 2002.

Patents

18 granted US patents, 20+ pending applications.

Interns

*Notes: I am always looking for both outstanding researchers and interns. If you are interested in multimedia or computer vision related research and projects, please do not hesitate to send your CV.

Video Analysis Research Team in 2016

Video Analysis Research Team in 2016

Visiting Researchers I hosted when I worked at Microsoft Research Asia.

Prof. Jiebo Luo
University of Rochester, USA

Prof. Chong Wah Ngo
City University of Hong Kong

Prof. Peng Cui
Tsinghua University

Prof. Yu-Gang Jiang
Fudan University, China

Prof. Xinmei Tian
University of Science and Technology of China

Prof. Zheng-Jun Zha
University of Science and Technology of China

Dr. Jitao Sang
Chinese Academy Sciences, China

Prof. Steven Hoi
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Prof. Richang Hong
Hefei University of Technology, China

Prof. Meng Wang
Hefei University of Technology, China

Prof. Jinhui Tang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

 

Interns/PhD students I mentored when I worked at Microsoft Research Asia.

Jing Wang (PhD candidate)
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Jan 2017 – July 2017

Yumin Suh (PhD candidate)
Seoul National University, Korea
Sept 2016 – March 2017

Jongkwang Hong (PhD candidate)
Yonsei University, Korea
Sept 2016 – March 2017

Jiawei Liu (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China
Nov 2016 – Feb 2017

Heliang Zheng
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2016 – July 2017

Qi Cai
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2016 – July 2017

Ryota Hinami (PhD candidate)
The University of Tokyo, Japan
July 2016 – Oct 2016

Shaoxiang Chen (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Ting Yao)
Fudan University, China
July 2016 – Dec 2016

Hanqi Wang (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Yong Rui)
Zhejiang University, China
May 2016 – Aug 2016

Bo Wu (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Yongdong Zhang)
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
ACM MM 2016 Student Travel Grant Award

Jingwen Wang (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Jianlong Fu)
South China University of Technology, China
Oct 2015 – July 2016
Oct 2016 – July 2017

Yandong Li (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Yong Rui)
Southeast University, China
Oct 2015 – July 2016

Hoseong Kim (PhD candidate)
Yonsei University, Korea
Sept 2015 – June 2016

Jingwen Chen (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Prof. Hongyang Chao)
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Sept 2015 – July 2016

Zhaoyang Zeng (PhD candidate)
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Aug 2015 – July 2016

Jiatong Li (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Ting Yao)
University of Science and Technology of China
Aug 2015 – Nov 2015

Chuang Gan (PhD candidate, Co-mentored with Ting Yao)
Tsinghua University, China
July 2015 – May 2016

Fuchen Long (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Jiebo Luo)
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2015 – July 2016

Dong Li (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Yong Rui)
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2015 – July 2016

Canyi Lu (PhD candidate)
National University of Singapore
July 2015 – Sept 2015

Cong Guo (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China
Dec 2014 – May 2015, Oct 2015 – April 2016
* IEEE MMSP 2015 Top 10% Paper Award

Yunzi Qian (Master of design, consultant intern)
Information Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Aug. 2014 – Sept. 2014

Zhaofan Qiu (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2014 – July 2015, Oct 2015 –
* ACM ICMR 2016 Best Paper Finalist

Qing Li (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Prof. Jiebo Luo)
University of Science and Technology of China
July 2014 – July 2015
* ACM ICMR 2016 Best Paper Finalist, ICMR Student Travel Grant Award

Yu Liu (PhD candidate)
University of Buffalo, USA
May 2014 – Aug 2014, July 2015 – July 2016
* ICME 2016 Student Travel Grant Award

Xu Shen (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China
April 2014 – July 2014, Feb 2015 – Jan 2016

Yehao Li (co-mentored with Dr. Yong Rui)
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Oct. 2013 – July 2014, July 2015 –
ACM MM 2016 Student Travel Grant Award

Jianlong Fu (Ph.D., Co-mentored with Dr. Yong Rui)
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Microsoft Research Asia
Nov. 2013 – Dec 2014

Jun Xu (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
July 2014 –

Xuyong Yang (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Dr. Shipeng Li)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Oct 2013 – July 2014

Ao Tang (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Prof. Jiebo Luo)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Oct 2013 – July 2014

Dongfei Yu (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Dr. Yong Rui)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
July 2013 – July 2014, July 2015 –

Chun-Che Wu (master)
National Taiwan University
Aug 2013 – Jan 2013

Yuncheng Li (PhD candidate)
University of Rochester, USA
June 2013 – Sept 2013

Xueming Wang (PhD candidate)
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
April 2013 – June 2013

Xiaopeng Yang (Ph.D., Co-supervised with Dr. Yongdong Zhang)
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
April 2013 – June 2013, March 2014 – July 2014
* Best Paper Award in ICIMCS 2013
* ACM Multimedia 2014 Student Travel Grant Winner

Wu Liu (Ph.D., Co-supervised with Dr. Yongdong Zhang)
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Jan. 2013 – April 2013, June 2013 – Sept 2013
* ACM Multimedia 2013 Student Travel Grant Winner

Ming Yan, Ph.D.
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jan 2013 – May 2013

Feibin Yang (Master)
South China University of Technology, China
Jan. 2013 – Sept 2013

Ginger Yu (Master, consultant intern)
Information Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Sept. 2012 – Oct. 2012, Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014

Yingwei Pan (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Prof. Houqiang Li)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Oct. 2012 – June 2013, Oct 2013 – Jan. 2014, Nov. 2014 –
* The 3th place of ACM Multimedia 2014 Bing Grand Challenge
* SIGIR 2014 & 2015 Student Travel Grant Winners
* MSRA Fellow 2015

Yufei Wang
University of Science and Technology of China, China
University of California, San Diego, USA
July 2012 – Aug. 2012

Ting Yao, Ph.D.
City University of Hong Kong, China
Microsoft Research, Beijing, China
June 2012 – Feb 2014
* Best Paper Award in ICIMCS 2013
* ACM Multimedia 2013 Student Travel Grant Winner
* SIGMM Best PhD Thesis Award 2015

Guangxia Li, Ph.D.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Feb. 2012 – May 2012

Wenyuan Yin, Ph.D.
University of Buffalo, USA
Feb. 2012 – Sept 2012
* Best Student Paper Award in IEEE VCIP 2012

Heng Liu, Ph.D. (Co-supervised with Prof. Houqiang Li)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Alibaba, China
Nov. 2011 – May 2012, Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012
* Best Paper Finalist in ACM Multimedia 2012
* ACM Multimedia 2012 Student Travel Grant Winner

Yue Wu (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Dr. Shipeng Li)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Sept. 2011 – July 2012, Feb. 2014 – April 2015

Bisheng Chen (Master, Co-mentored with Dr. Jingdong Wang)
South China University of Technology, China
Google, USA
Oct. 2011 – Aug. 2012

Shiyang Lu, Ph.D.
University of Sydney, Australia
Aug. 2011 – Feb. 2012

Suman Deb Roy, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, USA
May 2011 – Aug. 2011
* 2015 IEEE ComSoc MMTC Best Journal Paper Award

Jitao Sang, Ph.D.
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
April 2011 – Nov. 2011

Daijiro Komaki, Ph.D.
Osaka University, Japan
Jan. 2011 – March 2011

Yang Wang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Microsoft, China
Dec. 2010 – May 2011, Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Xiaobin Xu (PhD candidate)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Oct. 2010 – June 2011
* Best Paper Award in ACM ICIMCS 2012

Ning Zhang, Ph.D.
Ryerson University, Canada
July 2010 – April 2011
* Top 10% Paper Award in MMSP 2012

Junge Shen (PhD candidate, Co-supervised with Prof. Xinbo Gao)
Xidian University, China

Jinfeng Zhuang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
Microsoft, USA
July 2010 – March 2011

Cheng Zhang (Master)
University of Science and Technology of China, China
April 2010 – Sept. 2010

Sakrapee (Paul) Paisitkriangkrai, Ph.D.
University of New South Wales, Australia
University of Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 2009 – Jan. 2010

Meiyuang Ding (Master, consultant intern)
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China
July 2009 – Aug. 2009

Han Lin, Ph.D.
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Aug. 2009 – Sept. 2009

Yan Wang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Columbia University, USA
Microsoft, USA
Jan. 2010 – July 2010

Ming-Fang Weng, Ph.D.
National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Sinica, tAIWAN
Jan. 2009 – April 2009

Lin-Xie Tang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Nov. 2008 – April 2010

Fei Sheng (Master, consultant intern)
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China
Aug. 2008 – Sept. 2008

Jinlian Guo
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2009

Tian Xia, Ph.D.
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Baidu, Beijing, China
April 2008 – Oct. 2008

Weiyu Zhang
Tsinghua University, China
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dec. 2008 – March 2008

Teng Li, Ph.D.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof., Anhui University, Hefei, China
Feb. 2008 – May 2008
* IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award 2014

Lusong Li, Ph.D.
Beihang University, China
Startup, Singapore
Oct. 2007 – May 2009

Emily Moxley, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Google, USA
Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2007
* IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award 2013

Qirong Ma
University of Science and Technology of China, China
University of Washington, USA
July 2007 – Aug. 2007

Xinyuan Fu
Dalian Univeristy of Technology, China
Yahoo! China
July 2008 – Sept. 2008

Kuiyuan Yang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, China
July 2007 – Sept. 2007

Xueliang Liu, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Eurecom, France
Prof., Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
* Best Demo Award in ACM Multimedia 2007

Yuan Liu, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ricoh Research China
June 2007 – Jan. 2009
* MSRA Fellow 2008

Yong Wang, Ph.D.
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Alibaba, China
Feb. 2007 – June 2007

Zheng-Jun Zha, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Nov. 2006 – Nov. 2008
* MSRA Fellow 2008
* Best Paper Award in ACM Multimedia 2009

Tang Wang, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof., University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Bo Yang, Ph.D.
Tsinghua University, China
University of Southern California, USA
Dec. 2006 – May 2007
* Best Demo Award in ACM Multimedia 2007

Lin Ma
Peking University, China
Dec. 2006 – March 2007

Zhiwei Gu, Ph.D.
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Microsoft Research Asia, China
Yahoo!, USA
Google, USA
Sept. 2006 – July 2007