Tao Mei is a Researcher with Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. He received the B.E. degree in automation and the Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems 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 advertising, social media, and mobile applications. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in journals and conferences, eight book chapters, and edited two books. He holds six U.S. granted patents and more than 30 in pending.
Dr. Mei was the recipient of several paper awards from prestigious multimedia conferences, including the Best Paper Award and the Best Demonstration Award at ACM Multimedia in 2007, the Best Poster Paper Award at the IEEE MMSP in 2008, the Best Paper Award at ACM Multimedia in 2009, the Top 10% Paper Award at the IEEE MMSP in 2012, the Best Paper Award at ACM ICIMCS in 2012, the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE VCIP in 2012, and the Best Paper Finalist at ACM Multimedia in 2012. 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 Neurocomputing and the Journal of Multimedia, a Guest Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, the IEEE Multimedia Magazine, the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, and the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. He is the Program Co-Chair of MMM 2013, and the General Co-Chair of ACM ICIMCS 2013. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM.
* 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: Dec. 2012.