Fellow of IEEE, Prof. Xiaolin Wu, McMaster University, Canada

Speech Title: DAVD-Net: Deep Audio-aided Video Decompression of Talking Heads (Click here for abstract)

Xiaolin Wu, Ph.D. in computer science, University of Calgary, Canada, 1988. Dr. Wu started his academic career in 1988, and has since been on the faculty of Western University, New York Polytechnic University (NYU Poly), and currently McMaster University. He holds the NSERC senior industrial research chair in Digital Cinema. His research interests include image processing, computer vision multimedia signal coding and communication, joint source-channel coding, multiple description coding, and network-aware visual communication. He has published over two hundred-sixty research papers and holds five patents in these fields.  Dr. Wu is an IEEE fellow, McMaster Distinguished Engineering Professor, an associated editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and served on the technical committees of many IEEE international conferences/workshops. Dr. Wu received numerous international awards and honors.

Fellow of IEEE and IAPR, Prof. Changsheng Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Speech Title: Connecting Isolated Social Multimedia Big Data (Click here for abstract)

Changsheng Xu is a distinguished professor of Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include multimedia content analysis/indexing/retrieval, pattern recognition and computer vision. He has hold 50 granted/pending patents and published over 300 refereed research papers including 100+ IEEE/ACM Trans. papers in these areas.

Prof. Xu is Editor-in-Chief of Multimedia Systems. He serves/served Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia and ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. He received the Best Paper Awards of ACM Multimedia 2016 and 2016 ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. He served as Program Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009. He has served as associate editor, guest editor, general chair, program chair, area/track chair, special session organizer, session chair and TPC member for over 20 IEEE and ACM prestigious multimedia journals, conferences and workshops. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow.


Fellow of IEEE and IAPR, Prof. Yunhong Wang, Beihang University, China

Speech Title: Group Activity Analysis in Sports Videos (Click here for abstract)

Yunhong Wang is a professor of School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University. Her research interests include biometrics, statistical pattern recognition and digital image processing. She has published in excess of 200 academic papers in areas largely related to biometrics, surveillance, image processing. She has contributed to professional activities, on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior and Identity Science, Pattern Recognition. She is a Fellow of IEEE, IAPR.

Fellow of IET, Prof. Yao Zhao, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Yao Zhao received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Information Science, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), Beijing, China, in 1996. He became an Associate Professor at BJTU in 1998 and became a Professor in 2001. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Senior Research Fellow with the Information and Communication Theory Group, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. In October 2015, he visited the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). From December 2017 to March 2018, he visited the University of Southern California. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Information Science, BJTU. His current research interests include image/video coding, digital watermarking and forensics, video analysis and understanding and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Zhao serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals, including as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, an Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, and an Area Editor of Signal Processing: Image Communication. He was named a Distinguished Young Scholar by the National Science Foundation of China in 2010, and was elected as a Chang Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education of China in 2013. He is a Fellow of the IET.