Shangfei Wang (王上飞)

Ph.D, Associate Professor

Key Laboratory of Computing and Communication Software of Anhui Province (CCSL)

School of Computer Science and Technology

University of Science and Technology of China

Hefei, Anhui, China, 230027

Phone: +86-551-3602824 (Lab)


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Shangfei Wang

  • Doctor (2002), Department of Computer Science and Technology, USTC
  • Master (1999), Department of Electronic Science and Technology, USTC
  • Bachelor (1996), Department of Electronic Engineering, Anhui University

  • Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2012: Visiting Scholar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Dec. 2005 – present: Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Technology, USTC, China
  • Jul. 2004 – Oct. 2005: Visiting Scholar, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Feb. 2001 – Nov. 2005: Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Technology, USTC, China
  • Jun. 1999 – Jan. 2001 Assistance Professor, School of Computer Science and Technology, USTC, China

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Affective Computing
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Computation Intelligence

  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of ACM
  • Portal member of HUMAINE
  • Member of Artificial Emotion and Artificial Psychology of China
  • Member of China Computer Federation

I am the Principal Investigator (PI) of all the following grants unless noted otherwise.

  • 2015.1-2018.12, National Nature Science Foundation Program, Facial expression and action unit recognition by using privileged information and facial prior knowledge.
  • 2012.1-2015.12, National Nature Science Foundation Program, Implicit Emotional Semantic Annotation and Editing of Videos based on Audiences’ Facial Information.
  • 2013.1-2014.12, National Nature Science Foundation Program -overseas scholars collaborative research fund, Visual-based Emotion Recognition and Assistance from visual information and application in service robot. I am the Coordinator in China.
  • 2011.6-2012.12, Anhui Science and Technology Agency, Study of Affective Information Processing and its Application.
  • 2011.6-2012.12, Special Innovation Project on Speech of Anhui Province: Study of Affective Perception and Expression in Natural Human-Computer Interaction (Sub-project).
  • 2010.6-2012.6, Program Xu Guangqi, Statistical Learning for Affective Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI). Prof. Stephane Canu, from LITIS, INSA de Rouen, is the Coordinator in France; I am the Coordinator in China.
  • 2009.1-2010.12, National High Technology Research and Development Program (National 863 Project), Facial Expression Recognition and Emotion Inference by Fusing Visible and Infrared Images.
  • 2008.1- 2009.12, Project Sponsored by the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, Affective Multimedia Content Analysis and Design.
  • 2008.7-2009.6, Project Sponsored by Huawei Company, Emotion-based Music Analysis and Synthesis.
  • 2007.1-2008.12, Project from Nature Science Foundation of Anhui Province, Multimedia Emotion Modeling and its Application in Multimedia Environment.
  • 2007.1-2007.12, Open Project from Key Lab of Computing and Communicating Software of Anhui Province, Several Issues in Facial Expression Recognition.
  • 2005.1-2005.12, National Nature Science Foundation Program, Artificial Emotion Modeling and its Application.
  • 2002.6-2004.6, Youth Project of USTC, Kansei Information Processing and Its Application.

  • USTC-NVIE database (Natural Visible and Infrared facial Expression) has been constructed and published under the sponsor of the National 863 Project.


  1. Shangfei Wang, Wang Xufa, Kansei Engineering and Soft Computing: Theory and Practice Chapter 7: Emotional Semantic Detection from Multimedia: A Brief Overview, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2010.


  1. Shangfei Wang, Shiyu Chen and Qiang Ji,Content-based Video Emotion Tagging Augmented by Users Multiple Physiological Responses,IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2017). New
  2. Shangfei Wang, Quan Gan, Qiang Ji.Expression-assisted facial action unit recognition under incomplete AU annotation, Pattern Recognition 61: 78-91 (2017).
  3. SWang S, Yang J, Gao Z, et al. Feature and Label Relation Modeling for Multiple-Facial Action Unit Classification and Intensity Estimation[J]. Pattern Recognition, 2016.
  4. Shangfei Wang, Chongliang Wu, Qiang Ji.Capturing global spatial patterns for distinguishing posed and spontaneous expressions, Computer Vision and Image Understanding 147: 69-76 (2016).
  5. Shangfei Wang, Shan Wu, Zhen Gao, Qiang Ji.Facial expression recognition through modeling age-related spatial patterns. Multimedia Tools Appl, 75(7): 3937-3954 (2016).
  6. Shangfei Wang, Zhen Gao, Shan He, Menghua He, Qiang Ji.Gender recognition from visible and thermal infrared facial images, Multimedia Tools Appl.75(14): 8419-8442 (2016).
  7. Shangfei Wang, Yachen Zhu, Lihua Yue, Qiang Ji.Emotion Recognition with the Help of Privileged Information. IEEE Trans, Autonomous Mental Development 7(3): 189-200 (2015).
  8. Shangfei Wang, Jun Wang, Ziheng Wang, Qiang Ji.Multiple Emotion Tagging for Multimedia Data by Exploiting High-Order Dependencies Among Emotions,IEEE Trans. Multimedia 17(12): 2185-2197 (2015).
  9. Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji, Video affective content analysis: a survey of state of the art methods, IEEE trans. on Affective Computing, 2015.
  10. Shangfei Wang, Chongliang Wu, Menghua He, Jun Wang, Qiang Ji: Posed and spontaneous expression recognition through modeling their spatial patterns, Machine Vision and Applications, 26(2-3): 219-231 (2015).
  11. Shangfei Wang, Menghua He, Yachen Zhu, Shan He, Yue Liu, Qiang Ji: Learning with privileged information using Bayesian networks, Frontiers of Computer Science, 9(2): 185-199, 2015.
  12. Shangfei Wang, Zhaoyu Wang, Qiang Ji : Multiple emotional tagging of multimedia data by exploiting dependencies among emotions, Multimedia Tools Appl.: 74(6): 1863-1883 (2015).
  13. Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Jun Wang, Zhaoyu Wang, Yongqiang Li, Xiaoping Chen, Qiang Ji. Exploiting multi-expression dependences for implicit multi-emotion video tagging. Image Vision Comput. 32(10): 682-691 (2014).
  14. Shangfei Wang, Jun Wang, Zhaoyu Wang, Qiang Ji, Enhancing multi-label classification by modeling dependencies among labels, Pattern Recognition 47(10): 3405-3413 (2014).
  15. Shangfei Wang, Menghua He, Zhen Gao, Shan He and Qiang Ji, Emotion recognition from thermal infrared images using deep Boltzmann machine, Frontiers of Computer Science, 8(4): 609-618 (2014).
  16. Shangfei Wang, Shan He, Yue Wu, Menghua He, Qiang Ji, Fusion of visible and thermal images for facial expression recognition. Frontiers of Computer Science 8(2): 232-242 (2014).
  17. Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Yachen Zhu, Menghua He, Xiaoping Chen, Qiang ji. Implicit video emotion tagging from audiences’ facial expression, Multimedia Tools and Applications, 32(10): 682-691, 2014.
  18. Shangfei Wang, Yachen Zhu, Guobing Wu, Qiang Ji, Hybrid video emotional tagging using users' EEG and video content.Multimedia Tools Appl. 72(2): 1257-1283 (2014).
  19. Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Zhaoyu Wang, Guobing Wu, Peijia Shen, Shan He, Xufa Wang, Analyses of a Multi-modal Spontaneous Facial Expression Database. IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, 4, 34-46, 2013.
  20. Yongxiang Li, Shangfei Wang, Yongping Zhao, and Qiang Ji, Simultaneous Facial Feature Tracking and Facial Expression Recognition, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, 22, 2559-2573, 2013.
  21. Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Peijia Shen, Qiang Ji, Eye localization from thermal infrared images. Pattern Recognition 46(10): 2613-2621 (2013).
  22. Shangfei Wang, Rui Ding, A qualitative and quantitative study of color emotion using valence-arousal, Frontier of computer science, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 469-476, 2012.
  23. Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Siliang Lv, Yanpeng Lv, Guobing Wu, Peng Peng, Fei Chen, Xufa Wang, A Natural Visible and Infrared Facial Expression Database for Expression Recognition and Emotion Inference, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp682-691, 2010.


  1. Quan Gan, Shangfei Wang, Longfei Hao, Tanfang Chen and Qiang Ji,Multimodal Deep Regression Bayesian Networks for Affective Video Content Analyses ,IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017. New
  2. Shan Wu, Shangfei Wang, Bowen Pan and Qiang Ji,Deep Facial Action Unit Recognition from Partially Labeled Data,IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017. New
  3. Tanfang Chen,Yaxin Wang,Shangfei Wang,Shiyu Chen,Exploring Domain Knowledge for Affective Video Content Analyses,ACMMM 2017. New
  4. Jiajia Yang,Shangfei Wang,Capturing Spatial and Temporal Patterns for Distinguishing between Posed and Spontaneous Expression,ACMMM 2017. New
  5. Yangyang Shu and Shangfei Wang,Emotion Recognition Through Integrating EEG And Peripheral Signals,ICASSP2017.
  6. Shan Wu,Shangfei Wang,Zhen Gao,Personalized video emotion tagging through a topic model,ICASSP2017.
  7. Tanfang Chen, Shangfei Wang, Shiyu Chen,Deep Multimodal Network For Multi-label Classification,ICME 2017.
  8. Quan Gan, Siqi Nie, Shangfei Wang and Qiang Ji.Differentiating between posed and spontaneous expressions with Latent Regression Bayesian Network, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI),2017.
  9. Shan Wu, Shangfei Wang and Qiang Ji.Capturing Dependencies among Labels and Features for Multiple Emotion Tagging of Multimedia Data, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI),2017.
  10. Shiyu Chen, Shangfei Wang, Chongliang Wu, Zhen Gao, Xiaoxiao Shi and Qiang Ji.Implicit Hybrid Video Emotion Tagging by Integrating Video Content and Users Multiple Physiological Responses, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016.
  11. Wu Shan, Shangfei Wang and Qiang Ji.Multiple Facial Action Unit Recognition by Learning Joint Features and Label Relations ,International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016.
  12. Wu Shan, Shangfei Wang, Yachen Zhu, Zhen Gao, Lihua Yue and Qiang Ji.Employing Subjects Information As Privileged Information for Emotion Recognition from EEG Signals, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016.
  13. Jiajia Yang, Wu Shan, Shangfei Wang and Qiang Ji.Multiple Facial Action Unit Recognition Enhanced by Facial Expressions,International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016.
  14. Rui Zhao, Quan Gan, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji.Facial Expression Intensity Estimation Using Ordinal Information, CVPR 2016: 3466-3474 .
  15. Shiyu Chen, Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang.Emotion recognition from peripheral physiological signals enhanced by EEG, ICASSP 2016: 2827-2831.
  16. Tanfang Chen, Shangfei Wang, Zhen Gao, Chongliang Wu.Emotion Recognition from EEG Signals Enhanced by User's Profile. ICMR 2016: 277-280.
  17. Chongliang Wu, Shangfei Wang, Bowen Pan, Huaping Chen.Facial Expression Recognition with Deep two-view Support Vector Machine, ACM Multimedia2016: 616-620.
  18. Chongliang Wu, Shangfei Wang.Posed and Spontaneous Expression Recognition Through Restricted Boltzmann Machine, MMM (1) 2016: 127-137.
  19. Quan Gan, Chongliang Wu, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji.Posed and spontaneous facial expression differentiation using deep Boltzmann machines, ACII 2015: 643-648.
  20. Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang.Emotion Recognition from EEG Signals using Hierarchical Bayesian Network with Privileged Information, ICMR 2015: 579-582.
  21. Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang.Emotion Recognition from EEG Signals by Leveraging Stimulus Videos, PCM (2) 2015: 118-127.
  22. Jun Wang, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji. Facial Action Unit Classification with Hidden Knowledge under Incomplete Annotation, ICMR2015.
  23. Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji. Emotion recognition from users' eeg signals using hierarchical bayesian model with privileged information, ICMR2015.
  24. Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang. Multiple Aesthetic Attribute Assessment by Exploiting Relations Among Aesthetic Attributes, ICMR2015.
  25. Xiaoxiao Shi, Shangfei Wang, Yachen Zhu. Expression Recognition from Visible Images with the Help of Thermal Images, ICMR2015.
  26. Chongliang Wu, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji. Multi-instance Hidden Markov Model for Facial Expression Recognition, FG2015.
  27. Shan Wu, Shangfei. Enhanced Facial Expression Recognition by Age, FG2015.
  28. Baoyuan Wu, Zhilei Liu, Shangfei Wang, Baogang Hu, Qiang Ji. " Multilabel Learning with Missing Labels, International Conference on Pattern Recognition" the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014). Stockholm, Sweden, August 24-28, 2014, Oral.
  29. Zhen Gao, Shangfei Wang, Chongliang Wu, Jun Wang, Qiang Ji.“FACIAL ACTION UNIT RECOGNITION BY RELATION MODELING FROM BOTH QUALITATIVE KNOWLEDGE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA” IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014 workshop, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014.
  30. Jun Wang, Shangfei Wang, Mengdi Huai, Chongliang Wu, Zhen Gao, Yue liu, Qiang Ji.“SEQUENCE-BASED BIAS ANALYSIS OF SPONTANEOUS FACIAL EXPRESSION DATABASES” IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014 workshop, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014.
  31. Yachen Zhu, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji."Emotion recognition from users' EEG signals with the help of stimulus VIDEOS". IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014, Oral.
  32. Yachen Zhu, Shangfei Wang, Lihua Yue, Qiang Ji. "Multiple-Facial Action Unit Recognition by Shared Feature Learning and Semantic Relation Modeling ". the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014). Stockholm, Sweden, August 24-28, 2014, Oral.
  33. Jun Wang, Shangfei Wang, Mengdi Huai, Chongliang Wu, Zhen Gao, Yue liu, Qiang Ji.“Capture Expression-Dependent AU Relations for Expression Recognition.” IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014 workshop, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014.
  34. Jun Wang, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji, “Early Facial Expression Recognition Using Hidden Markov Models”, the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014). Stockholm, Sweden, August 24-28, 2014.
  35. Ziheng Wang, Shangfei Wang, Qiang JI: Capturing Complex Spatio-temporal Relations among Facial Muscles for Facial Expression Recognition. CVPR 2013: 3422-3429.
  36. Ziheng Wang, Yongqiang Li, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji: Capturing Global Semantic Relationships for Facial Action Unit Recognition. ICCV 2013: 3304-3311.
  37. Menghua He, Shangfei Wang, Zhilei Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Analyses of the Differences between Posed and Spontaneous Facial Expressions, International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2013, 79 – 84.
  38. Menghua He, Shangfei Wang, Qiang Ji, Active labeling of facial feature points, ACII2013, 55-60.
  39. Shan He, Shangfei Wang, Wuwei Lan, Huan Fu and Qiang Ji, Facial Expression Recognition using Deep Boltzmann Machine from Thermal Infrared Images, ACII 2013, 239-244.
  40. Yachen Zhu, Xilan Tian, Guobing Wu, Gilles Gasso, Shangfei Wang, Stephane Canu. Emotional In?uence on SSVEP based BCI, ACIIW2013, 859-864.
  41. Zhilei Liu, Shangfei Wang, Zhaoyu Wang, and Qiang Ji: Implicit Video Multi-Emotion Tagging by Exploiting Multi-Expression Relations, the 10th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), April 22-26, 2013, Shanghai, China, 2013, Oral.
  42. Zhaoyu Wang , Shangfei Wang, Menghua He, Zhilei Liu and Qiang Ji, Emotional tagging of videos by exploring multi-emotion coexistence, FG 2013, April 22-26, 2013, Shanghai, China, 2013, Poster.
  43. Zhilei Liu, Shangfei Wang, Posed and Spontaneous Expression Distinguishment from Infrared Thermal Images, the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), November 11-15, 2012, pp1108 -1111, Tsukuba, Japan, 2012, Oral.
  44. Zhaoyu Wang, Shangfei Wang, Yachen Zhu, and Qiang Ji. Bias analysis of spontaneous facial expression database, ICPR 2012, 2926-2929, poster.
  45. Shangfei Wang, Guobing Wu, Yachen Zhu, Analysis of affective effects on steady-state visual evoked potential responses, the 12th international International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-12), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), Volume 194, June 26 - 29, 2012, pp 757-766, Jeju Island, Korea, 2012, poster.
  46. Zhilei Liu, Shangfei Wang, Emotion Recognition Using Hidden Markov Models from Facial Temperature Sequence, the 4th bi-annual International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011), Part II, LNCS 6975, October 9-12, 2011, pp 240-247, Memphis, USA, 2011.
  47. Zhaoyu Wang, Shangfei Wang, Spontaneous Facial Expression Recognition by using Feature-level Fusion of Visible and Thermal Infrared Images. 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), September 18-21, 2011, Beijing, China, 2011.
  48. Rong Zhang, Shangfei Wang, Xiaoping Chen, et. al, Towards Robot Incremental Learning Constraints from Comparative Demonstration. Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011) , Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg and Stone (eds.), May 2-6, 2011, pp. 1301-1302, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.
  49. Bin Xu, Shangfei Wang, Xian Li, An Emotional Harmony Generation System, 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2010), July 18-23, 2010, pp 953-956, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.


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