Professor Yao ZHAO
     
Professor Yao ZHAO, born in December 1967. He got his Bachelor of Engineering from Department of Radio Engineering, Fuzhou University in 1989, and his Master degree in Engineering from Department of Radio Engineering, Southeast University in 1992, then got  his Ph. D from Institute of Information Science, Beijing Jiaotong University in 1996. After that, he stayed and worked as a lecturer in the institute. He was promoted to associate professor in 1998, and exceptionally promoted to professor in 2001; in 2002 he was elected as a Ph.D supervisor.
 
He worked as a Postdoc researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2002. Currently, he severs as the director of the Institute of Information Science of Beijing Jiaotong University, and the director of the Beijing Key Laboratory of Advanced Information Science and Network Technology, and the PI of the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety. He is also a member of the Academic Degree Committee of the Beijing Jiaotong University, the Chairman of Professor Committee of the Computer and Information Technology College.  In 2004, he was selected in the Program for New Century Excellent Talents supported by Ministry of Education. In 2010, he received the National Outstanding Young Investigator Award of NSFC. In 2013he was elected as a Chang Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education.
 
   
Research Fields
 
 

Image coding (distributed source coding, multiple description coding, 3D stereoscopic video encoding, HEVC), digital watermarking & forensics, cross-media content analysis and understanding, multimedia information processing.

 
 
   
Teaching
 
 

In recent years, he is teaching the following courses:

 
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Multimedia Communications Theory and Method (for master students)
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Principle of Image Communication (for foreign Ph.D students)
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Multimedia Coding Techniques (for master students)
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Digital Signal Processing (for undergraduate students)
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Digital Image Processing (for undergraduate students)
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An Introduction to Computers (for undergraduate students)
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Signals and Systems (for undergraduate students)

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The Research and Innovation Experience of Digital Media Information Processing (for undergraduate students)

 
   
Professional Activities

 
  1.
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Associate Editor
 
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IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Associate Editor
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Signal Processing: Image Communication Elsevier, Area Editor
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Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing Springer, Associate Editor
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KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Associate Editor
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Data Acquisition and Processingin Chinese, Information Processingin Chinese, Beijing Jiaotong University Journalin Chinese, Editors
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Reviewers for IEEE Trans. On Multimedia, IEEE Trans. On CSVT, Science in China, etc.
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Senior Member of the Chinese Institute of Electronics
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Senior Member of China Computer Federation
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AC member of China Computer Society YOCSEF Commission
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Academic committee member of China Computer Federation
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Member of the youth and volunteers working committee of the Chinese Institute of Electronics
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Academic degrees committee member of Beijing Jiaotong University
14.
Member of Railway Society
15.
The eleventh, twelfth Review Panel of experts of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
16.
Evaluation expert of the Scientific Research Foundation for returned overseas
17.
Evaluation expert of the key projects of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Research
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863 project review library experts
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IET Fellow
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IEEE Senior Member
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First International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control (ICICIC2006), the Program Committee Chairman and the Organizing Committee Chairman
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IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP2006),  Publicity Co-Chair
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TPC members of the Sixth and Seventh National Information Hiding and Multimedia Information Security Symposium
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The IAENG International Conference on Imaging Engineering (ICIE'07), Conference Co-Chair
25.
15th and 16th National Multimedia Conference, TPC member
 
   
Awards and Honours
 
  1.
Chang Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education
 
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Outstanding teacher in Beijing
3.
Huawei Tian (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing Jiaotong University
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Leader of Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team
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In 2011, Shikui Wei (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China Computer Federation
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A project won the first prize of Beijing Science and Technology Award
7.
Chunyu Lin (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing Jiaotong University
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Shikui Wei (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing Jiaotong University
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Distinguished Young Scholar of  National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2010
10.
Shaowei Weng (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in Beijing
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Shaowei Weng (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing Jiaotong University
12.
Best paper award of the 5th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security
13.

Natural Science Award for Higher Colleges and Universities (second prize)

14.
Huihui Bai (supervised by Prof. Yao Zhao) won the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing Jiaotong University
15.
Winner of special government allowance in 2006
16.
Zhan Tian You Railway Technology Award
17.
New Century Excellent Talent supported by Ministry of Education, China
18.
Beijing Youth Medal winner
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Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, the Young Teachers' Fund winner
20.
Excellent Cadre Teacher of Chinese University
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Beijing Young Cadre Teacher
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Outstanding school graduate teacher
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A paper was awarded as the Outstanding Paper of the Institute of Electronics in 1998
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A paper was awarded as the Best Paper of Beijing Railway Society
25.

In 1995, a paper was awarded the Outstanding Scientific Paper of Northern Jiaotong University

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In 1994, a paper was awarded as the excellent paper of the Fifth Annual Conference on Signal Processing