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Tao Mei

Tao Mei (梅涛)


Multimedia Search and Mining Group

Microsoft Research Asia

Building 2, No. 5 Dan Ling Street

Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China


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Tao Mei is a Lead Researcher with Microsoft Research, Beijing, China. His current research interests include multimedia analysis and retrieval, and computer vision. In particular, he is interested in applying the techniques from these areas to a broad range of multimedia and vision applications, such as video analytics, personal media, multimedia search, social and mobile applications. Tao has shipped a dozen inventions and technologies to Microsoft products, such as Bing, Office, MSN, OneDrive, Azure, XiaoIce, etc. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited four books. He holds over 15 U.S. granted patents and 20+ in pending.

Tao was the recipient (together with his interns) of several paper awards from prestigious multimedia journals and conferences, including IEEE Communications Society MMTC Best Journal Paper Award in 2015, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award in 2014, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award in 2013, Best Paper Awards at ACM Multimedia in 2009 and 2007, and the Best Student Paper Award at VCIP 2012, etc. He was the principle designer of the automatic video search system that achieved the best performance in the worldwide TRECVID evaluation in 2007. He received Microsoft Gold Star Award in 2010, Spot Award in 2014, and Special Stock Award in 2016. He is an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (TMM), ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), Machine Vision and Applications (MVA), and Multimedia Systems (MMSJ), and was an Associate Editor of Neurocomputing, a Guest Editor of seven international journals. He is the General Co-chair of ACM ICIMCS 2013, the Program Co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2018, IEEE ICME 2015, IEEE MMSP 2015 and MMM 2013, and the Area Chair for a dozen international conferences. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Tao received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is an Adjunct Professor (PhD advisor) in the University of Science and Technology of China and the Sun Yat-Sen University.

* Notes: I am always looking for outstanding research and development interns. If you are interested in multimedia related research and projects, please do not hesitate to send your resume to me.

Last updated: April 2016.