Professor Dacheng Tao
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dacheng Tao is Professor of Computer Science with the Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems (QCIS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He takes/took a visiting professorship at many top universities and research institutes, e.g. Birkbeck - University of London, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan University, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Xidian University. Previously, he worked as a Nanyang Assistant Professor in the Nanyang Technological University and an Assistant Professor in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his BEng degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), his MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and his PhD from the University of London (London).

He mainly applies statistics and mathematics to data analytics problems and his research interests spread across computer vision, computational neuroscience, data science, geoinformatics, image processing, machine learning, medical informatics, multimedia, neural networks and video surveillance. His research results have expounded in one monograph and 400+ publications at prestigious journals and prominent conferences, such as IEEE T-PAMI, T-NNLS, T-IP, T-SP, T-MI, T-KDE, T-CYB, JMLR, IJCV, NIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, AISTATS, ICDM, SDM; ACM SIGKDD and Multimedia, with several best paper awards, such as the best theory/algorithm paper runner up award in IEEE ICDM’07, the best student paper award in IEEE ICDM’13, and the 2014 ICDM 10 Year Highest-Impact Paper Award.

He has made notable contributions to universities by providing excellent research student supervision. His PhD students (including co-supervised PhD students) won Chancellor’s Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis across the university in 2012 and 2015, respectively, UTS Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2012, the Extraordinary Potential Prize of 2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, Microsoft Fellowship Award, Baidu Fellowship, Beihang “Zhuoyue” Program, the PLA Best PhD Dissertation Award, the Chinese Computer Federation (CCF) Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Award for the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Shanghai, the Award for the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Beijing, and Excellent PhD Dissertation Award from the National University of Defense Technology.

He is/was a guest editor of 10+ special issues, an editor of 10+ journals, including IEEE Trans. on Big Data (T-BD), IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (T-NNLS), IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (T-IP), IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics (T-CYB), IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part B (T-SMCB), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT), IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering (T-KDE), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Signal Processing (Elsevier), and Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (Elsevier). He has edited five books on several topics of optical pattern recognition and its applications. He has chaired for conferences, special sessions, invited sessions, workshops, and panels for 60+ times. He has served for nearly 200 major conferences including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, AAAI, IJCAI, NIPS, ICDM, AISTATS, ACM SIGKDD and Multimedia, and nearly 100 prestigious international journals including T-PAMI, IJCV, JMLR, AIJ, and MLJ.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET/IEE). He is an elected member of the Global Young Academy (GYA). He chairs the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cognitive Computing and the IEEE SMC New South


A/Prof. Tomasz Bednarz

CSIRO and Queensland University of Technology, Australia

A/Prof. Quoc Bao Vo

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

A/Prof. Tao Gu

RMIT University, Australia

Dr. Tu Le

CSIRO, Australia

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Garg

University of Tasmania, Australia

Dr. Alexe Bojovschi

AIB, Australia

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