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Houqiang Li



Dept. of EEIS, University of Science and Technology of China

443 Huangshan Road, P.O.Box 4 Hefei, Anhui, 230027,China


Tel: +86-551-63601340

Fax: +86-551-63601342


Houqiang Li is a professor and the Vice Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and the Director of MOE-Microsoft Key Laboratory of Multimedia Computing and Communication. He received the B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from USTC in 1992, 1997, and 2000, respectively. His research interests include image/video coding, image/video analysis, computer vision, deep learning and reinforcement learning, etc.. He has authored and co-authored over 300 papers in journals and conferences, and holds over 60 granted patents.

He is a fellow of IEEE. He is the associate editor (AE) of IEEE TMM, and served as the AE of IEEE TCSVT from 2010 to 2013. He served as the TPC Co-Chair of VCIP 2010, and he will serve as the General Co-Chair of ICME 2021. He is the winner of National Science Funds (NSFC) for Distinguished Young Scientists, the Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program of China, the Leading Scientist of Ten Thousand Talent Program of China. He is the recipient of National Technological Invention Award of China (second class) in 2019 and the recipient of National Natural Science Award of China (second class) in 2015. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award for VCIP 2012, the recipient of the Best Paper Award for ICIMCS 2012, and the recipient of the Best Paper Award for ACM MUM 2011. He received the award for the Excellent Ph.D Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for four times from 2013 to 2016.

Areas of Interest

Image/Video Coding and Transmission

  • Video Coding and Compression Standards
  • Image and Video Coding Based on Deep Learning
  • Stereoscopic and 3D Coding
  • Video Coding Error Control
  • Video Coding Rate Control
  • Video Adaptation

Image/Video Processing, Analysis and Computer Vision

  • Image/Video Denoising, Enhancement, and Inpainting
  • Image/Video Interpolation and Super-Resolution
  • Image/Video Representation
  • Image/Video Segmentation
  • Image/Video Object Detection/Recognition/Tracking
  • Sign Language Recognition and Translation
  • Image/Video Captioning
  • Near-Duplicate Image Retrieval
  • Large-Scale Indexing
  • Ranking and Re-Ranking
  • Mobile and Location-Based Multimedia Search
  • Search by Example

Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning

  • Pretrained Models in Deep Learning
  • Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Multiagent Reinforcement Learning
  • Computer Game Based on Reinforcement Learning

Teaching Course

  1. “Information Theory”
  2. “Digital Image Analysis”
  3. “Digital Image Processing”
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