Zhiwei Li (李志伟) is a Lead Researcher with Microsoft Research, Beijing, China. He oversees the 3D vision research direction of MSRA. His major research interests include human centric 3D modeling, multiple-view stereo, large-scale 3D scene reconstruction, virtual reality, optimization and interactive computer graphics.

Zhiwei has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in high-quality journals and conferences, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACM Multimedia, SIGIR, WWW, IJCAI, IJCV, TIP and TMM. He has shipped multiple technologies to Microsoft products, such as Hololens, Bing, Windows 3D printing, etc. He is a major contributor of the Holoelens 3D surface reconstruction algorithms. He holds 25 U.S. granted patents and 8 in pending. He also served as program committee member and reviewer for 10+ high-quality conferences and journals, such as IJCV, TIP, TMM, TCSVT, TKDE, TIST, TIIS, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, WWW, ACM MM. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM. He built a state-of-the-art multi-view stereo system in 2015 which is ranked at the first place by the famous Middlebury benchmark.




3D Object Reconstruction and Recognition

Established: May 1, 2015

We study the problem of 3D object reconstruction and recognition. For reconstruction, we aim at developing algorithms and systems to lower down the barrier of 3D reconstruction for common users. In this way, we can collect a world-class 3D object…

Picto: A large scale visual indexing and recognition system

Established: September 1, 2009

Object image recognition is a challenge but important problem. Towards addressing this problem, we initialed the Picto project. Our research in this project covers three fundamental aspects of this problem: low-level image features, middle level image representations, and indexing and…













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3D Face Scanner


April 13, 2013


Human-Computer Interaction Group


List of External Publications

1 Yang Cao, Hai Wang, Changhu Wang, Zhiwei Li, Liqing Zhang, Lei Zhang: MindFinder: interactive sketch-based image search on millions of images. ACM Multimedia 2010 (Best Demo Award)

2 Xiaochen Lian, Zhiwei Li, Changhu Wang, Baoliang Lv, Lei Zhang: Probabilistic Models for Supervised Dictionary Learning. CVPR 2010

3. Yang Cao, Changhu Wang, Zhiwei Li, Liqing Zhang, Lei Zhang: Spatial-bag-of-features. CVPR 2010

4. Changhu Wang, Zhiwei Li, Lei Zhang: MindFinder: image search by interactive sketching and tagging. WWW 2010: 1309-1312

5. Xiao Zhang, Zhiwei Li, Lei Zhang: Efficient and Effective Index for Large-scale Image Retrieval. ICCV 2009

6. Zhiwei Li, Lei Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma: Delivering online advertisements inside images. ACM Multimedia 2008: 1051-1060

7. Zhiwei Li, Shuming Shi, Lei Zhang: Improving relevance judgment of web search results with image excerpts. WWW 2008: 21-30

8. Jing Liu, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Hanqing Lu, Songde Ma: Human behaviour consistent relevance feedback model for image retrieval. ACM Multimedia 2007: 269-272

9. Xiaoguang Rui, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma, Nenghai Yu: Bipartite graph reinforcement model for web image annotation. ACM Multimedia 2007: 585-594

10. Jing Liu, Bin Wang, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma, Hanqing Lu, Songde Ma: Dual cross-media relevance model for image annotation. ACM Multimedia 2007: 605-614

11. Qing Yu, Shuming Shi, Zhiwei Li, Ji-Rong Wen, Wei-Ying Ma: Improve Ranking by Using Image Information. ECIR 2007: 645-652

12. Dongfang Li, Bin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Nenghai Yu, Mingjing Li: On Detection of Advertising Images. ICME 2007: 1758-1761

13. Yang Hu, Nenghai Yu, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li: Image Search Result Clustering and Re-Ranking via Partial Grouping. ICME 2007: 603-606

14. Bin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Nenghai Yu, Mingjing Li: Image Annotation in a Progressive Way. ICME 2007: 811-814

15. Zhiwei Li, Xing Xie, Lei Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma: Searching One Billion Web Images by Content: Challenges and Opportunities. MCAM 2007: 33-36

16. Bin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li: Automatic Refinement of Keyword Annotations for Web Image Search. MMM (1) 2007: 259-268

17. Yang Hu, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Dual-Space Pyramid Matching for Medical Image Classification. MMM (1) 2007: 96-105 (Best Paper Award)

18. Lei Wu, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma, Nenghai Yu: Visual language modeling for image classification. Multimedia Information Retrieval 2007: 115-124

19. Lei Wu, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma, Nenghai Yu: Mutually beneficial learning with application to on-line news classification. PIKM 2007: 85-92

20. Yang Hu, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Discovering Authoritative News Sources and Top News Stories. AIRS 2006: 230-243

21. Jue Wang, Zhiwei Li, Jinyi Yao, Zengqi Sun, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Adaptive User Profile Model and Collaborative Filtering for Personalized News. APWeb 2006: 474-485 (Best Student Paper Award)

22. Taifeng Wang, Nenghai Yu, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li: nReader: reading news quickly, deeply and vividly. CHI Extended Abstracts 2006: 1385-1390

23. Jinyi Yao, Jue Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Ranking Web News Via Homepage Visual Layout and Cross-Site Voting. ECIR 2006: 131-142

24. Bin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Large-Scale Duplicate Detection for Web Image Search. ICME 2006: 353-356

25. Yuanhao Chen, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Automatic Classification of Photographs and Graphics. ICME 2006: 973-976

26. Bin Wang, Yuanhao Chen, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li: Compact Representation for Large-Scale Clustering and Similarity Search. PCM 2006: 835-843

27. Lie Lu, Zhiwei Li: Automated rich presentation of a semantic topic. ACM Multimedia 2005: 745-753

28. Jinyi Yao, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, Lei Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma: Natural Image Retrieval with Sketches. ICME 2005: 1198-1201

29. Muyuan Wang, Zhiwei Li, Lie Lu, Wei-Ying Ma, Naiyao Zhang: Web object indexing using domain knowledge. KDD 2005: 294-303

30. Zhiwei Li, Gu Xu, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma, HongJiang Zhang: Grouping WWW Image Search Results by Novel Inhomogeneous Clustering Method. MMM 2005: 255-261

31. Xin Fan, Xing Xie, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Photo-to-search: using multimodal queries to search the web from mobile devices. Multimedia Information Retrieval 2005: 143-150

32. Zhiwei Li, Bin Wang, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: A probabilistic model for retrospective news event detection. SIGIR 2005: 106-113

33. Zhiwei Li, Xing Xie, Hao Liu, Xiaoou Tang, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Intuitive and effective interfaces for WWW image search engines. ACM Multimedia 2004: 748-749

34. Deng Cai, Xiaofei He, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma, Ji-Rong Wen: Hierarchical clustering of WWW image search results using visual, textual and link information. ACM Multimedia 2004: 952-959

35. Hao Liu, Xing Xie, Xiaoou Tang, Zhiwei Li, Wei-Ying Ma: Effective browsing of web image search results. Multimedia Information Retrieval 2004: 84-90

36. Bi Song, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, HongJiang Zhang, Zhengkai Liu: Face Appeal Model Based on Statistics. PCM (1) 2004: 344-351

37. Jingrui He, Mingjing Li, Zhiwei Li, HongJiang Zhang, Hanghang Tong, Changshui Zhang: Pseudo Relevance Feedback Based on Iterative Probabilistic One-Class SVMs in Web Image Retrieval. PCM (2) 2004: 213-220