We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.—-LITTLE GIDDING (No. 4 of ‘Four Quartets’) by T.S. Eliot


  • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    B.S. in Electronic Science and Technology, Jul. 2003
  • University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Joint Ph.D. student with the Department of Statistics, May. 2006 ~ Jul. 2007, advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology, Feb. 2008, advised by Prof. Yongtian Wang
  •  Postdoctorial Fellow, Dec. 2007~Dec. 2009, working with Prof. Song-Chun Zhu
    Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning, and Autonomy, UCLA, USA
  •  Associate Professor, Dec. 2009~Dec. 2013
    School of Software, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Visiting Scholar, Nov. 2013~Sept. 2015
    Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Visiting Scholar, Dec. 2015~Dec. 2016
    Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Full Professor, Jan. 2014~Present
    School of Data and Computer ScienceComputing, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Awards and Honours
  • UCLA International Student Scholarship, 2006.
  • Beijing Excellent Students Awards, 2007.
  • “Mashixiu” Fellowship, Beijing Univ. of Tech. (BIT), 2007.
  • Awardee, Hundred talents Program, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2009.
  • “Runner-up Best Paper Award”, ACM NPAR, 2010.
  • “Second Prize in Young Faculty Teaching Competition”, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2010.
  • “Zhuoyue-rencai Program”, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011.
  • Nomination for National Excellent PhD Thesis Award, China, 2011.
  • Awardee, Program of Guangzhou Zhujiang Star of Science and Technology, Guangzhou, China, 2011.
  • “Google Faculty Award”, Google (China) Inc, 2012.
  • Awardee, Program of New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, China, 2012.
  • Awardee, Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2013.
  • “Best Student Paper Award”, IEEE ICME 2014.
  • Hong Kong Scholars Award, The Society of Hong Kong Scholars, 2014. 
  • Awardee, Program of Guangdong Top Young Innovative Talents, 2015.  
  • Awardee, Excellent Young Scientists of NSFC, 2016.
  • “The World’s First 10K Best Paper Diamond Award”, IEEE ICME 2017.
  • Awardee, Program of National Ten Thousand Talents, China, 2017.
  • “CCF Qingzhu Award”, China Computer Federation, 2018.
  • “Annual Pattern Recognition Best Paper Award”, Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), 2018.
Academic Activity
  • Fellow of IET
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems, Since 2016
  • Associate Editor for Neurocomputing (Elsevier), Since 2014
  • Associate Editor for The Visual Computer (Springer), Since 2014 
  • Area Chair for CVPR 2019
  • Area Chair for ACCV 2016
  • Special Session Chair for IEEE ICIG 2013
  • Special Session Chair for IEEE ICME 2014
  • Special Session Chair for ACM ICMR 2015
  • Area Chair for VISAPP 2015, 2016
  • Guest Editor for Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), 2015
  • Guest Editor for Journal of Sensor (Hindawi, SCI Indexed), 2015
  • Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2016
  • Reviewer for NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China)