Prof. Qi Tian

Biograph: Qi Tian is currently a Chief Scientist in Computer Vision at Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab.  He was a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) from 2002 to 2019. During 2008-2009, he took one-year Faculty Leave at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). 

Dr. Tian received his Ph.D. in ECE from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University and M.S. in ECE from Drexel University, respectively. Dr. Tian’s research interests include computer vision, multimedia information retrieval and machine learning and published over 510 refereed journal and conference papers. His Google citation is over 17200+ with H-index 65. He was the co-author of best papers including IEEE ICME 2019, ACM CIKM 2018, ACM ICMR 2015, PCM 2013, MMM 2013, ACM ICIMCS 2012, a Top 10% Paper Award in MMSP 2011, a Student Contest Paper in ICASSP 2006, and co-author of a Best Paper Candidate in ACM Multimedia 2019, and a Best Paper/Student Paper Candidate in ICME 2015 and PCM 2007.

Dr. Tian research projects were funded by ARO, NSF, DHS, Google, FXPAL, NEC, SALSI, CIAS, Akiira Media Systems, HP, Blippar and UTSA. He received 2017 UTSA President’s Distinguished Award for Research Achievement, 2016 UTSA Innovation Award, 2014 Research Achievement Awards from College of Science, UTSA, 2010 Google Faculty Award, and 2010 ACM Service Award. He is the associate editor of IEEE TMM, IEEE TCSVT, ACM TOMM, MMSJ, and in the Editorial Board of Journal of Multimedia (JMM) and Journal of MVA.  Dr. Tian is the Guest Editor of IEEE TMM, Journal of CVIU, etc. Dr. Tian is a Fellow of IEEE(2016).

Contact Information:

Qi Tian

Chief Scientist in Computer Vision

Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab

email:  tian.qi1@huawei.com;  wywqtian@gmail.com

Title: Person Re-Identification: Challenges and Recent Advances

Abstract: As a research topic attracting more and more interests in both academia and industry, person Re-Identification (ReID) targets to identify the re-appearing persons from a large set of videos. It is potential to open great opportunities to address the challenging data storage problems, offering an unprecedented possibility for intelligent video processing and analysis, as well as exploring the promising applications on public security like cross camera pedestrian searching, tracking, and event detection.

This talk aims at reviewing the latest research advances, discussing the remaining challenges in person ReID, and providing a communication platform for researchers working on or interested in this topic. This talk includes several parts on person ReID:

Task definition, challenges and benchmarks of person ReID

Fully supervised learning for person ReID

Unsupervised learning or weakly supervised learning for person ReID

Open issues and promising research topics of person ReID

This talk also covers our latest work on person ReID, as well as our viewpoints about the unsolved challenging issues in person ReID. We believe this talk would be helpful for researchers working on person ReID and other related topics.


Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:
30 April 2019
Extend to 31 May 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification:
15 July 2019
Camera-ready Paper Submission:
15 August 2019
Registration open date:
1 July 2019
Conference Date:
11-13 December, 2019

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