Institute of Information Science


Lab Name and Affiliation

Institute of Information Science

Beijing Jiaotong University

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Yao Zhao received the B.S. degree from Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China, in 1989, and the M.E. degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1992, both from the Radio Engineering Department, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Information Science, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), Beijing, China, in 1996. He became an Associate Professor at BJTU in 1998 and became a Professor in 2001. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Senior Research Fellow with the Information and Communication Theory Group, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Information Science, BJTU. His current research interests include image/video coding, digital watermarking and forensics, and video analysis and understanding. He is currently leading several national research projects from the 973 Program, 863 Program, and NSFC. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, including as an Associate Editor of the IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, Area Editor of Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier), and Associate Editor of Circuits, System, and Signal Processing (Springer). He was named a Distinguished Young Scholar by the National Science Foundation of China in 2010,In 2013,he was elected as a Chang Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education.

Lab Introduction

The Institute of Information Science (IIS) was founded in 1978, which is the first institute specialized in information science and technology within a Chinese university. Now, the Institute has been widely recognized with great prestige among the academia in China in the area of information science and technology.
The Institute has the capacity to offer PhD degrees and Postgraduate Degrees in Signal and Information Processing, Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System. Now, the Institute conducts research on one of the national key subjects - Signal and Information Processing and one of the ministerial-level key subjects - Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems. The IIS also provides the facilities of postdoctoral research for the PhD scholars home and abroad. There are 30 academic and technical staffs in the Institute, including 12 professors and 12 associate professors.
The Institute is equipped with advanced facilities for teaching and research. There are two key laboratories, the Railway Information Science & Engineering Laboratory, which is one of the key open laboratories awarded by the Ministry of Railway, and the Advanced Information Science & Network Technology Laboratory, which is another key laboratory awarded by the Beijing Municipal Government.
Over the past thirty years, the Institute has undertaken hundreds of research projects ranging from theoretical exploration to technology application with the support of the National Natural Sciences Foundation (major, key and general), National High-tech Development Projects (863), National Basic Research Program (973), the Railway Ministry and other Ministries. Many research results on information processing computation and hardware designs have been achieved and some of the projects have been awarded with national or ministerial prizes. A large number of research papers have been introduced in international conferences and published in relevant journals home and abroad.

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