Dr. Lei Zhang received his Ph.D degree in Circuits and Systems from the College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in June 2013. From June to September 2013, he is a research visitor in Tsinghua University (Shenzhen) and Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen). He was selected as a Hong Kong Scholar in China in 2013, and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from 2013 to 2015. He is a senior visiting professor in University of Macau from 2017 to 2018. He is currently a Professor/Distinguished Research Fellow at the School of Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China. He is the deputy director of the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Bio-perception and Intelligence Information Processing, the leader of LiVE Group (Learning Intelligence and Visual Essential). He is the member of CCF Computer Vision committee, the member of CAAI Intelligent Service committee, the member of CSIG Multimedia committee. He is also ACM member and IEEE Senior Member.
His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and machine olfaction. He has authored more than 70 scientific papers in many top journals such as IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. Neural Network and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, Information Sciences, Information Fusion, Cognitive Computation, Neurocomputing, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Analytica Chimica Acta, and top conferences such as ICCV, ACM MM, AAAI, IJCNN, CCCV, CCBR, etc. 3 papers are selected as Highly Cited papers and 2 papers are selected as Hot papers by Thomson Reuters. He has authored 1 English Monograph published in Springer and 14 Chinese invention patents. His current research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, image classification and intelligent systems. He has been a reviewer for more than 50 journals, such as IEEE T-IP, IEEE T-MM, IEEE T-CSVT, IEEE T-IM, IEEE T-SMCA, IEEE T-IE, IEEE T-CYB, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE GRSL, Pattern Recognition, Information Sciences, Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. He has also been the keynote speaker, conference co-chair, regional chair, session chair and best paper award evaluation committee chair for many internetional conferences, such as IEEE ICCT, IEEE TENCON, IEEE SSCI, ELM, ITA, WCSN, etc.
Dr. Zhang is a recipient of Best Paper Award by Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition in 2017, Outstanding Reviewer Awarded by Sensor Review Journal in 2016, Chongqing Natural Science Excellent Academic Paper Award in 2016, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chongqing, China, in 2015, Hong Kong Scholar Award in 2014, Academy Award for Youth Innovation of Chongqing University in 2013 and the New Academic Researcher Award for Doctoral Candidates from the Ministry of Education, China, in 2012.