Dr. Lei Zhang received his Ph.D degree in Circuits and Systems from the College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2013. He was selected as a Hong Kong Scholar in China in 2013, and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from 2013 to 2015. He is a senior visiting scholar in University of Macau from 2017 to 2018. He is currently a Professor/Distinguished Research Fellow with Chongqing University, China.
His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and machine olfaction. He has authored more than 70 scientific papers in many top journals such as IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. Neural Network and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, Information Sciences, Information Fusion, Cognitive Computation, Neurocomputing, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Analytica Chimica Acta, and top conferences such as ICCV, ACM MM, IJCNN, CCCV, CCBR, etc. 3 papers are selected as Highly Cited papers by Thomson Reuters. His current research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, image classification and intelligent systems. He has been a reviewer for more than 50 journals, such as IEEE T-IP, IEEE T-MM, IEEE T-CSVT, IEEE T-IM, IEEE T-SMCA, IEEE T-IE, IEEE T-CYB, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE GRSL, Pattern Recognition, Information Sciences, Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Expert Systems with Applications, etc.
Dr. Zhang is a recipient of Best Paper Award by Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition in 2017, Outstanding Reviewer Awarded by Sensor Review Journal in 2016, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chongqing, China, in 2015, Hong Kong Scholar Award in 2014, Academy Award for Youth Innovation of Chongqing University in 2013 and the New Academic Researcher Award for Doctoral Candidates from the Ministry of Education, China, in 2012.