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Tao Mei

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 applications, such as 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 (with 3,000+ citations) in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited three books. He holds over 13 U.S. granted patents and 20+ in pending.

Tao was the recipient 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 Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, and Neurocomputing, 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 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.

* 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: Jan 2015.




Tao Mei


Microsoft Research

Building 2, No. 5 Dan Ling Street

Beijing 100080, China

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