The Video and Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence Group is now composed of 1 Professor, namely, Dr. Jian-Huang Lai, 3 Associate Professors, namely, Dr. Haifeng Hu, Dr. Huicheng Zheng, and Dr. Wei-Shi Zheng, 5 Ph.D. students, and 61 master students. The lab has established a cooperative relationship with several universities, research institutes, and companies. Our current research directions are listed as below:
1) Nonlinear data clustering and data mining.
We develop the multi-exemplar affinity propagation algorithm  and study the support vector based clustering methods [2,3]. We are also interested in community discovery in content-based networks .
2) Face recognition.
We are doing research in the small sample size problem of face recognition  and single image based face recognition . Face hallucination is also one of our on-going research topics.
3) Video analysis.
The video analysis across multiple camera views is one of our main research topics. We investigate the problem of association of tracked pedestrians across multiple disjoint camera views [8,9]. We are also interested in the Kinect based applications and we have developed a 3-D auto dressing system based on Kinect.
. Chang-Dong Wang, Jian-Huang Lai, Jun-Yong Zhu and Ching Y. Suen. Multi-exemplar affinity propagation. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp.2223-2237, 2013.
. Chang-Dong Wang, Jian-Huang Lai, Dong Huang and Wei-Shi Zheng. SVStream: A Support Vector-Based Algorithm for Clustering Data Streams, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 1410-1424, 2013.
. Chang-Dong Wang and Jian-Huang Lai. Position regularized Support Vector Domain Description. Pattern Recognition, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 875-884, 2013.
. Chang-Dong Wang, Jian-Huang Lai and Philip S. Yu. NEIWalk: Community discovery in dynamic content-based networks. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, in press.
. Yu Chen, Wei-Shi Zheng, Xiao-Hong Xu, Jian-Huang Lai,Discriminant subspace learning constrained by locally statistical uncorrelation for face recognition,Neural Networks , Vol. 42,pp.23-43, 2013.
. Na Liu, Jian-Huang Lai, Wei-Shi Zheng, A Facial Sparse Descriptor for Single Image Based Face Recognition, Neurocomputing, Vol.93, pp. 77-87, 2012.
. Yan Liang, Xiaohua Xie, Jian-Huang Lai, Face hallucination based on morphological component analysis, Signal Processing, Vol. 93, No. 2, pp.445-458, 2013.
. Guoyun Lian, Jian-Huang Lai and Wei-Shi Zheng. Spatial-temporal consistent labeling of tracked pedestrians across non-overlapping camera views. Pattern Recognition, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 1121-1136, 2011.
. Guoyun Lian, Jian-Huang Lai, Ching Y. Suen and Pei Chen, Matching of Tracked Pedestrians across Disjoint Camera Views Using CI_DLBP, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 22 , No.7 , pp 1087-1099, 2012.