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Introduction to PKU​
Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. PKU has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as dem​anded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for he promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines.  It has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.


National Engineering Laboratory for Video Technology

Institute of Computer Network and Information System



Faculty  
Gao Wen

Dr. Gao Wen​​
Co-Director​
Professor, Director, Institute of Digital Media School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
Email: wgao@pku.edu.cn
HOME PAGE: http://www.jdl.ac.cn/htm-gaowen/index_en.htm

Dr. Gao joined PKU as Professor in School of EECS in 2006, prior to that, he had been the department chair of computer science at Harbin Institute of Technology, chief scientist and executive vice president at Chinese Academy of Sciences and vice president of University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Gao has published four books and over 600 technical articles in refereed journals and proceedings in the areas of multimedia, image and video compression, face recognition, sign language recognition and synthesis, image retrieval, and multimodal interface. He severed as the vice chairman of Chinese Association of Image and Graphics, the vice chairman of Chinese Association of Software Industry, the editor for several international journals, Chairman of Audio Video coding Standard (AVS), and the Head of Chinese Delegation to Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG). He is an IEEE fellow and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.​​​

   
Duan Lingyu

Dr. Duan Lingyu
Associate Director
Professor, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
Email: lingyu@pku.edu.cn
HOME PAGE: http://imre.idm.pku.edu.cn/index.html

Dr. Duan is a professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , Peking University. He received the Ph.D. (2007) from The University of Newcastle, Australia, the M.S. (2002) in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, and the M.S. (1999) in Automation from the University of Science and Technology of China, China, respectively. During the Ph.D. study, he worked on broadcast video analytics. After that, he turned to image retrieval. He joined the Institute of Digital Media (IDM), Peking University, as an associate professor in 2008. Dr. Duan is leading an IMage REtrieval group (IMRE) with IDM. Before that, he was a research scientist with the Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore) from 2003 to 2008. The IMRE group is mainly focused on visual search engine. Most of his contributions are focused on mobile visual search techniques that use a camera phone to initiate image queries about objects/scenes, and transmit compressed images or compact descriptors to the remote server to perform a visual search, through which the results are eventually sent back to the mobile phone. As an editor and a major contributor, he works on MPEG Compact Descriptors for Visual Search, standardizing techniques that will enable efficient and interoperable design of visual search applications.

   
Huang Tiejun

​​​​​​​​Dr. Huang Tiejun
Professor, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science,PKU
Vice Director, the National Engineering Lab of Video technology of China
Email: tjhuang@pku.edu.cn
HOME PAGE: http://mlg.idm.pku.edu.cn/staff/tjhuang.html

Prof. Huang received Ph.D. degree on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System from Huazhong (Central China) University of Science and Technology in 1998. From 1999 to 2006, He worked in the Institute for Computing Technology and the Graduated School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. At 2000, he involved in the China-US Million Book Digital Library Project that successes with more than one million digitized books at 2006. As one of the founders of the Audio and Video Coding Standard Working group of China (short for AVS), he servers as the secretary-general of AVS working group from 2002 to present. AVS was awarded the Top Ten Innovation of Information Industry at 2007 and the First Prize for Contribution to Chinese National Standard. Dr. Huang involves in Digital Media Project (DMP) from 2005 and contributes to the DMP IDP-2 specification and leads the reference software development. He became the member of Board of Director of DMP at 2007.Prof. Huang's research area includes digital media coding, image understanding, digital right management (DRM) and digital library.

   
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