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Shipeng Li


Media Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia

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5/F, Beijing Sigma Center
No.49, Zhichun Road, Haidian District
Beijing, China 100190

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Dr. Shipeng Li joined Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in May 1999. He is now a Principal Researcher and Research Manager of the Media Computing group. He also serves as the Research Area Manager coordinating the multimedia research activities at MSRA. His research interests include Signal and Image Processing; Content-based Analysis; Image and Video Coding; HDTV Technology; Multimedia Streaming and Communications over Internet and Wireless Networks; Scalable Multimedia Representation; Application Level Multicast; Digital Right Management; Wireless Communication and Networking; P2P Networking; New Media Formats and Systems; Media Advertisement; eHealth; User Intent Mining, Mobility, and Mobile User Experience. From Oct. 1996 to May 1999, Dr. Li was with Multimedia Technology Laboratory at Sarnoff Corporation (formerly David Sarnoff Research Center, and RCA Laboratories) as a Member of Technical Staff. Dr. Li has been actively involved in research and development in broad multimedia areas. He has made several major contributions adopted by MPEG-4 and H.264 standards. He invented and developed the world first cost-effective high-quality legacy HDTV decoder in 1998. He started P2P streaming research at MSRA as early as in August 2000. He led to build the first working scalable video streaming prototype across the Pacific Ocean in 2001. He has been an advocate of scalable coding format and is instrumental to the SVC extension of H.264/AVC standard. He first proposed the 5 “D” Media 2.0 concepts that outlined the new directions of next generation internet media research (2006). He has authored and co-authored over 250 journal and conference papers and holds 120+ US patents in image/video processing, compression and communications, digital television, multimedia and wireless communication. He is the co-author of book chapter “MPEG-4 Texture Coding” in “Multimedia Systems and Standards” published by the Marcel Dekker, Inc. (2000), the principal author of book chapter “Image and Video Coding” in “The Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications” published by the Wiley and Sons, Inc (2003), a co-author of book chapter “Scalable Video Coding for Adaptive Streaming Applications” in “Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks” published by Academic Press (2007), a co-author of book "Video Technology", University of Science and Technology of China Press (2009), and a co-author of book chapter “Scalable Video Coding and Applications,” in Visual Communications and Networking, University of Science and Technology of China Press (2012). He is a co-editor of “Proceedings of SPIE: Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005” published by SPIE (2005), a co-editor of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2008" published by Springer (2008), a co-editor of “Proceedings of SPIE: Visual Communications and Image Processing 2010,” published by SPIE (2010), and a co-editor of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Advances in Multimedia Modelling - MMM 2013" published by Springer (2013).

Dr. Li was the past Chair of Visual Signal Processing and Communications technical committee, a member of Multimedia Systems and Applications technical committee, of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is a member of Multimedia Communication technical committee of IEEE Communications Society and a past member of Multimedia Signal Processing technical committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2003-2011) and was on the editorial board of Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation (2003-2011). He was a special session/tutorial chair of IEEE PCM 2000, a local arrangement chair of IEEE PCM 2001, a technical program chair for VCIP 2005, a general chair of Packet Video 2006, a track chair of ICME 2006, a publicity chair of IEEE ISM 2006, a theme chair of IEEE PSIVT 2006, an award chair of IEEE SiPS 2007, a special session chair of IEEE ICME 2007, a program chair of PCM 2008 and a track chair of ISCAS 2009, a general chair of VCIP 2010, a general chair of CIVR 2010, and a general chair of MMM2013. He is a plenary Chair of ISCAS 2013 and a general chair of ICME 2014. Dr. Li has also served or been serving in over a dozen technical committees of various international conferences on multimedia. Dr. Li is a Fellow of IEEE.

Dr. Li holds guest or adjunct professorships in Sichuan University, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nankai University, and Tianjin University, respectively. He is also PhD supervisors for University of Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Dr. Li received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, in 1996. He was assistant professor in Electrical Engineering Department at University of Science and Technology of China in 1991-1992.

Dr. Li was the only student in the history of University of Science and Technology of China who had ever been awarded twice (1987 and 1991) the top honor – Guo Mo Ruo Fellowship. He was also the first recipient of double Sarnoff Technical Achievement Awards (Sarnoff, 1997) in a single year. Dr. Li received the Best Paper Award at VCIP 2007, the Best Poster Paper Award at MMSP 2008 and the Best Paper Award in IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2009). He also mentored his student to receive the Best Student Paper Award in VCIP 2005. In his 13 years with MSRA, Dr. Li has also mentored four MIT TR 35 Award Winners, including Qian Zhang, Haitao Zheng, Xian-Sheng Hua and Jian Sun.