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Tao Mei

Tao Mei (梅涛)


Microsoft Research

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 (video processing, analysis, and understanding). In particular, he is interested in applying the techniques from these areas to a broad range of multimedia applications, such as video analytics, personal media, Web search, social and mobile multimedia applications. Tao has shipped his inventions and technologies to Microsoft products, such as Bing, Office, MSN, OneDrive, etc. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited three books. He holds over 14 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 the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award in 2014, the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award in 2013, and the Best Paper Awards at ACM Multimedia in 2009 and 2007, etc. He received Microsoft Gold Star Award in 2010, and Microsoft Technology Transfer Awards in 2010 and 2012. He is an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Multimedia Systems, Neurocomputing, and the Communications of CCF, a Guest Editor of six international journals. He is the General Co-chair of ACM ICIMCS 2013, the Program Co-chair of IEEE ICME 2015, IEEE MMSP 2015 and MMM 2013, and the Area Chair for a dozen international conferences. He will be the Program Co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2018. 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 also an Adjunct Professor (PhD advisor) in the University of Science and Technology of China and the Sun Yat-Sen University.

* News:

    • We achieved 2nd place in video classification task in THUMOS workshop 2015. [link]
    • We achieved top performance in video-to-sentence task on YouTube2Text dataset. [link]  

* 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: Sept 2015.