Video Processing and Communication Lab


Lab Name and Affiliation

Video Processing and Communication Lab

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 65201

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Professor Zhihai He received the B.S. degree from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, and the M.S. degree from Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1994 and 1997 respectively, both in mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, in 2001, in electrical engineering. In 2001, he joined Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff.

In 2003, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, as an assistant professor. His current research interests include image/video processing and compression, network transmission, wireless communication, computer vision analysis, sensor networks, and embedded system design. He received the 2002 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award and the SPIE VCIP Young Investigator Award in 2004. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. He is also a guest-editor for IEEE TCSVT Special Issue on Video Surveillance. He is the Co-Chair of the 2007 International Symposium on Multimedia over Wireless in Hawaii. He is a member of the Visual Signal Processing and Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and serves as Technical Program Committee member or session chair of a number of international conferences.

Lab Introduction

Video Processing and Communication Lab led by Prof. Zhihai He at University of Missouri Columbia is devoted to theoretical studies and practical applications of sensor networks, computer vision, image processing and machine learning technologies. Our research on eldercare, geospatial intelligence, security monitoring, and environmental tracking have been extensively funded by NSF, NIH, and DoD. Current research projects include: Computational and informatics tools for supporting collaborative wildlife monitoring and research, processes determining abundance of terrestrial wildlife communities across large scales, video localization with handheld camera videos and human detection in vehicle occupancy for battlefield safety.

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