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Jian Zhang  PhD, SMIEEE


Adjunct Associate Professor,
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia



Associate Professor

Advanced Analytics Institute, School of Software

University of Technology, Sydney



General Chair, IEEE International Conference in Multimedia & Expo (ICME) 2012, Melbourne, Australia




Since August 2011, A/Prof Zhang has joined Advanced Analytics Institute (AAI), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) at University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. He still hold the Adjunct Associate Professor position in School of Computer Science and Engineering University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Jian Zhang was a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Dr Zhang earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from East Normal University, China in 1982; a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Flinders University, South Australia in 1994; and a PhD from School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, UNSW@ADFA, Australian Defence Force Academy, at the University of New South Wales in 1999.

From January 2004 – July 2011, Dr Zhang was a Principal Researcher with National ICT Australia (NICTA), where he is a research leader of Multimedia and Video Communications Research at NICTA Sydney Lab in UNSW Kensington campus. He leads three NICTA research projects in the areas of computer vision, multimedia content analysis and management, and multimedia content indexing and query. His research interests include multimedia content management; video understanding; and video coding and communication. Multimedia content management provides advanced algorithms to manage, index search, and retrieve rich multimedia content. Video understanding is concerned with the automatic or semi-automatic extraction of semantic information from video sequences. Video coding and communication provides an efficient method for video compression and robust transmission. Apart from more than 90 paper publications and book chapters from his research output, he was co-author of more than ten patents filed in US, UK, Japan and Australia including five issued US patents.

In 1997, Dr. Zhang joined the Visual Information Processing Lab, Motorola Labs in Sydney as a senior research engineer and later became a principal research engineer and foundation manager of Visual Communications Research Team, Motorola Labs in Sydney, Australia. While at Motorola labs, he worked on a range of research projects including image processing, video coding and communication, image segmentation and multimedia content adaptation.

Dr. Zhang is an IEEE Senior Member.  He is the member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee in Signal Processing Society, member of Circuits and Systems Society. Dr. Zhang was Technical Program Chair, 2008 IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop; Associated Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT) and Associated Editor, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. Dr Zhang was Guest Editor of T-CSVT for Video Technology for Special Issue (March 2007) of the Convergence of Knowledge Engineering Semantics and Signal Processing in Audiovisual Information Retrieval.

As a General Co-Chair, Prof. Jian Zhang will host the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012) in Melbourne Australia 2012

Ø Curriculum Vitae

Congratulations to my PhD students!

Worapan Kusakunniran’s paper “Multi-view Gait Recognition Based on Motion Regression using Multilayer Perceptron” has been awarded as the Best Biometrics Student Paper (BBSPA) at 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, August, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Sakrapee (Paul) Paisitkriangkra, Chunhua Shen and Jian Zhang, “An Experimental Evaluation of Local Feature for Pedestrian Classification” has been selected as the best paper at International Conference on Digital Image Computing 2007: Techniques and Applications (DICTA)

Sijun Lu, Jian Zhang & David Feng, “Detecting Unattended Packages through Human Activity Recognition and Object Association”, has been selected as the best paper at  2005 Asia-Pacific Workshop on Visual Information Processing, Dec. 2005, Hong Kong China

Tuan Hue Thi’s paper “Human Action Recognition and Localisation on Video using Structured Learning of Local Space-Time Features” has been selected in the final list of the best paper at 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, September, 2010, Boston, USA

My students’ career development

Dr. Sakrapee (Paul) Paisitkriangkrai has joined Australian Centre for Visual Technology as research fellow in School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr. Tuan Hue Thi has joined Conon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) since 2012

Dr. Sijun Lu has joined Defence Department of Australia

PhD scholarships are available to fund high profile PhD candidates in the following areas:

·         Image processing

·         Multimedia Information Retrieval

·         Social multimedia signal processing

·         Video coding and transmission over wireless networks

·         Computer vision

·         Surveillance video content analysis

Ø  Jian is the project leader for the following NICTA Research Projects at NICTA Sydney Lab in Kensington

o   STaR Sensing and Surveillance project

o   Video Content Analysis and Management for Surveillance

o   Honours and postgraduate projects list 


Ø My Citation on Google


Ø Publications


Ø  Professional Activities

o   Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT)

o   Associate Editor of  International Journal of Image and Video Processing (EURASIP_JIVP)

o   Senior member of the IEEE and its Communications, Computer, and Signal Processing Societies.

o   Member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society

o   Area Chair of 2011 EEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2011)

o   Special Session Chair of 2010 International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS2010)

o   General Co-Chair of 2010 Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA2010)

o   Publicity Chairs of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME2010)

o   Asia-Pacific Liaison Chair of  Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP2010)

o   Technical Co-Chairs of 2008 IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop (MMSP08)

o   General Co-chair of 2102 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012)


Ø  Teaching

o   Multimedia Systems (COMP9519) (Lecturer-in-Charge)