Wenjun (Kevin) Zeng has been the Vice President for Research and a Chair Professor of the Eastern Institute for Advanced Study since Oct. 2021. Prior to that, he was a Sr. Principal Research Manager and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). He was with the Computer Science Dept. of Univ. of Missouri from 2003 to 2016, most recently as a Full Professor. Prior to that, he worked for PacketVideo Corp, San Diego, CA, Sharp Labs of America, Camas, WA, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, and Panasonic Technology, Princeton, NJ. He has published more than 250 papers and two books (on multimedia security and social multimedia), with more than 18000 citations and an h-index of 61 (per Google Scholar), and has contributed significantly to the development of international standards (ISO MPEG, JPEG2000, and Open Mobile Alliance). His research interests include artificial intelligence, computer vision, multimedia analysis, and multimedia communications & security. He received his B.E. degree in 1990, M.S. degree in 1993, and Ph.D. degree in 1997, all in Electrical Engineering, from Tsinghua Univ., the Univ. of Notre Dame, and Princeton Univ., respectively. He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Computer Vision, was an Associate Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor for more than 10 IEEE journals, and has served as the General Chair or TPC Chair for a dozen IEEE Conferences (e.g., ICME’2018, ICIP’2017). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Artificial intelligence, computer vision, social network/media analysis, multimedia communications & networking, and content/network security
1993-1997: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
1991-1993: Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
1985-1990: Bachelor of Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (with highest honor)
2021-Present: Vice President for Research and Chair Professor, Eastern Institute for Advanced Study
2017-2021: Member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
2015-2021: Director, Joint MSRA-XJTU Lab on Intelligent Information Processing
2014-2021: Sr. Principal Research Manager/ Principal Research Manager, Intelligent Multimedia Group and Media Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
2011-2014: Full Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
2007-2011: Director, Center for Cyber Security Research, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
2003-2014: Director, Mobile Networking and Multimedia Communications Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
2003-2011: Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia（tenured Sept. 2007）
2000-2003: Senior Member Technical Staff (CTO Staff), PacketVideo Corporation (the first unicorn startup in wireless video), San Diego, CA.
1997-2000: Member of Technical Staff, Sharp Labs of America, Camas, WA
2017-Present: Guest Professor (Ph.D. advisor), Univ. of Science & Technology of China
2013-Present: Guest Professor, Tianjin University, China
2015-2021: Guest Professor (Ph.D. advisor), Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
2013-2013: Visiting Professor, Huawei Media Lab, New Jersey
2011-2014: Chief Scientist, StreamOcean
2011-2011: Visiting Professor, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
2008-2011: Part-time Consultant (representing Huawei in Open Mobile Alliance), Huawei Technologies
2007-2008: Academic Advisor, Calidus, Inc (now StreamOcean, Inc.)
2006-2006: Visiting Professor, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
1996-1996: Research Intern, Multimedia Communication Lab, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, Murray Hill
1995-1995: Research Intern, Matsushita Information Technology Lab, Panasonic Tech. Inc., Princeton
Professional Service (Partial)
2018-Present: Associate Editors, Inter. Journal of Computer Vision
2014-2017: Associate EiC, IEEE Multimedia Magazine
2009-2012: Member of Steering Committee, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia.
2014-2016: Member of Steering Committee, IEEE Trans. On Mobile Comput.
2010-2015: Associate Editors, IEEE Trans. on Cir. & Sys. For Video Tech.
2009-2012: Associate Editors, IEEE Trans. on Info. Forensics & Sec.
2006-2014: Associate Editors, IEEE Multimedia Magazine
2004-2008: Associate Editors, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
2017: Guest Editors, IEEE TCSVT Special Issue
2017: Guest Editors, Special Issue on Video Computing in the Cloud: Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. Circuit and Systems for Video Technology
2014: Guest Editors, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, Fast Track Program for ICME2014 papers
2013: Guest Editors, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing Comm. and App.
2008: Guest Editors, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Distributed Multimedia Communications, the Proceedings of the IEEE
2004: Guest Editors, TMM
2018-2021: Member, IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal Committee
2019-Present: Elected member of IEEE Sig. Proc. Society's Image, Video & Multidimensional Sig. Proc. TC.
2011-2013: Area Chair, Elected member of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee
2005-2009: Elected member of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (Currently associated member)
2007-Present: Elected member of IEEE Circuits & Systems Society's Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee
2008-2010: Vice Chair of IEEE Communication Society's Multimedia Communications Technical Committee
2018: General co-Chair, IEEE Inter. Conference on Multimedia and Expo.
2017: TPC co-Chair, IEEE Inter. Conf. Image Proc.
2015: TPC co-Chair, IEEE ChinaSIP
2013: Technical Program co-Chair, IEEE Workshop on Info. Forensics and Security
2007: Technical Program Chair, IEEE Consumer Comm. And Networking Conf.
2005: Technical program Co-Chair, Multimedia Communications and Networking Symposium, IEEE Inter. Conf. Communication
2010-2011: Workshop co-Chair, IEEE Inter. Conf. Multimedia & Expo
Awards and Honors
2020: World’s Top 2% Scientists 2020 by Stanford University
2018: Industrial Distinguished Leader Award, APSIPA
2016: Best Paper Award, IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference
2016: Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society MMTC
2012: Best Paper Award, the 2012 ACM Inter. Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Service.
2012: IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012 (for contributions to multimedia communications and security)
2010: Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Communications Society MMTC
Book and Book Chapters
S. Deb Roy and W. Zeng, Social Multimedia Signals: A Signal Processing Approach to Social Network Phenomena, ISBN: 978-3-319-09116-7, Springer, Aug. 2014.
S. Deb Roy, T. Mei, and W. Zeng, “Bridging social media content across web domains,” book chapter in Human-Centered Social Media Analytics edited by Y. Fu, 2013, Springer.
W. Zeng, H. Yu and C. Lin (Eds), Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management, ISBN: 0123694760, Elsevier, July 2006. (the first book designed to provide an in-depth and comprehensive coverage on the state-of-the-art multimedia security technologies for the DRM applications)
W. Zeng, “Format compliant content protection,” book chapter in Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management, W. Zeng, H. Yu and C. Lin (Eds), ISBN: 0123694760, Elsevier, July 2006.
Zhipeng Huang, Zhizheng Zhang, Cuiling Lan, Wenjun Zeng, Peng Chu, Quanzeng You, Jiang Wang, Zicheng Liu, Zheng-Jun Zha, “Lifelong Unsupervised Domain Adaptive Person Re-identification with Coordinated Anti-forgetting and Adaptation”, in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 2022.
Tao Yang, Xuanchi Ren, Yuwang Wang, Wenjun Zeng, “Towards Building A Group-based Unsupervised Representation Disentanglement Framework”, in International Conference on Learning Representations, April 2022.
Xuanchi Ren, Tao Yang, Yuwang Wang, Wenjun Zeng, “Learning Disentangled Representation by Exploiting Pretrained Generative Models: A Contrastive Learning View”, in International Conference on Learning Representations, April 2022.
Y. Zhang, C. Wang, X. Wang, W. Zeng, and W. Liu, “FairMOT: On the fairness of detection and re-identification in multiple object tracking”, in International Journal of Computer Vision, in Sept. 2021.
Xiaotian Chen, Yuwang Wang, Xuejin Chen, Wenjun Zeng, “S2R-DepthNet: Learning a Generalizable Depth-specific Structural Representation,” to appear in CVPR 2021 (Oral Paper).
Xin Jin, Cuiling Lan, Wenjun Zeng, Zhibo Chen, Li Zhang, “Style Normalization and Restitution for Generalizable Person Re-identification,” in CVPR, June 2020, Seattle, USA.
P. Tang, C. Wang, X. Wang, W. Liu, W. Zeng, and J. Wang, “Object Detection in Videos by High Quality Object Linking,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 1272-1278, May 2020.
P. Zhang, C. Lan, J. Xing, W. Zeng, J. Xue, and N. Zheng, “View Adaptive Neural Networks for High Performance Skeleton-based Human Action Recognition,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 1963-1978, Aug. 2019.
Z. Zhang, C. Lan, W. Zeng, and Z. Chen, “Densely Semantically Aligned Person Re-Identification,” IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 2019.
L. Wang, Z. Xiong, H. Huang, G. Shi, F. Wu, and W. Zeng, “High-Speed Hyperspectral Video Acquisition by Combining Nyquist and Compressive Sampling," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 857-870, April 2019.
B. Li, W. Ren, D. Fu, D. Tao, D. Feng, W. Zeng, and Z. Wang, “Benchmarking Single Image Dehazing and Beyond,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 492-505, Jan. 2019.
A. He, C. Luo, X. Tian, and W. Zeng, “A Twofold Siamese Network for Real-Time Object Tracking,” in CVPR 2018.
L. Wang, Z. Xiong, G. Shi, F. Wu, and W. Zeng, “Adaptive Nonlocal Sparse Representation for Dual-Camera Compressive Hyperspectral Imaging,” in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 39, no 10, Oct. 2017.
Z. Xiong, Y. Zhang, F. Wu, and W. Zeng, “Computational Depth Sensing: Toward High Performance Commodity Depth Cameras,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 34, no. 3, May 2017.
S. Song, C. Lan, J. Xing, W. Zeng, and J. Liu, “An End-to-End Spatio-Temporal Attention Model for Human Action Recognition from Skeleton Data”, in 2017 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
W. Zhu, C. Lan, J. Xing, W. Zeng, Y. Li, L. Shen, X. Xie, “Co-occurrence Feature Learning for Skeleton Based Action Recognition Using Regularized Deep LSTM Networks,” 2016 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
S. Deb Roy, T. Mei, W. Zeng and S. Li, “Towards Cross Domain Learning for Social Video Popularity Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Special Issue on Social Media as Sensors, vol. 15, no. 6, Oct. 2013. (118 citations, IEEE ComSoc MMTC 2015 Best Journal Paper Award)
W. Zeng and S. Lei, “Efficient frequency domain selective scrambling of video”, in IEEE Tran. Multimedia, March 2003.
W. Zeng and B. Liu, “A statistical watermark detection technique without using original images for resolving rightful ownerships of digital images," in IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1534-1548, Nov. 1999.
C. Podilchuk and W. Zeng, "Image-Adaptive watermarking using visual models," invited paper, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 16, No. 4, Special Issue on Copyright and Privacy Protection, pp. 525-539, May 1998.