Tao Mei

Tao Mei is a Lead Researcher with Microsoft Research, Beijing, China. He received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. His current research interests include multimedia information 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 search, social media, advertising, and mobile applications. Tao has shipped his inventions and technologies to Microsoft products, e.g., video quality assessment and video page discovery to Bing video search, video keyword suggestion to MSN video advertising, and O-search to Bing, etc. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited three books. He holds over 10 U.S. granted patents and 20+ in pending.

Tao was the recipient of eight paper awards from prestigious multimedia journal and conferences, including the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Prize Paper Award in 2013, the Best Paper Awards at ACM Multimedia in 2007 and 2009, and the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE VCIP in 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, 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 five international journals. He is the General Co-chair of ICIMCS 2013, the Program Co-chair of MMM 2013 and IEEE MMSP 2015, and the Workshop Co-chair of ICME 2012/2014. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Tao is an adjunct professor (PhD supervisor) in the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, and a guest professor in the Xidian University, Xi'an, China.

* 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: Feb 2014.



Tao Mei


Microsoft Research

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Beijing 100080, China

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