Speakers: Zhu Li, PhD

Zhu Li, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri – Kansas City


Zhu Li is Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering University of Missouri- Kansas City, and Director of the Multimedia Computing & Communication (MC2) Lab.

He received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston in 2004. He was summer visiting faculty at the US Air Force Academy 2016 and 2017, affiliated with the UAV Research Center. HE was Sr. Staff Researcher/Sr. Manager with Samsung Research America’s Multimedia Standards Research Lab in Richardson, TX, 2012-2015, Sr. Staff Researcher/Media Analytics Group Lead with FutureWei (Huawei) Technology’s Media Lab in Bridgewater, NJ, 2010~2012, and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2008 to 2010, and a Principal Staff Research Engineer with the Multimedia Research Lab, Motorola Labs, from 2000 to 2008.

His research interests include point cloud and light field compression, graph signal processing and deep learning in the next gen visual compression, image/video analysis and understanding. He has 30+ issued or pending patents, 100+ publications in book chapters, journals, conference proceedings and standard contributions in these areas. He is an IEEE senior member, associated editor (2015~) for IEEE Trans.on Multimedia, and associated editor (2016~) for IEEE Trans on Circuits & System for Video Technology, associated editor (2015~) for Journal of Signal Processing Systems (Springer), steering committee member of IEEE ICME, elected member (2014-16, 2017-20) of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Tech Committee, elected Vice Chair (2008-10), Standards Liaison (2014-16), and Steering Chair (2016-18) of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee (MMTC), member of the Best Paper Award Committee, ICME 2010, co-editor for the Springer-Verlag book on “Intelligent Video Communication: Techniques and Applications”, and ” Multimedia Analysis, Computing and Communication,”. He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE Int’l Conf on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Toronto, 2006, and the Best Paper Award (DoCoMo Labs Innovative Paper) at IEEE Int’l Conf on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, 2007.