WEI ZHOU
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Wei ZHOU

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Image & Vision Computing Lab (IVC) at Univerisity of Waterloo, Canada, where I work on image processing, visual perception, and computational vision.

       Email: wei.zhou@uwaterloo.ca

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About Me

  • From Aug. 2021 to present, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Waterloo, supervised by Prof. Zhou Wang (IEEE Fellow, Royal Society of Canada Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, Canada Research Chair).
  • From Dec. 2019 to Aug. 2021, I was a joint Ph.D. in Dept. of ECE at UWaterloo, supervised by Prof. Zhou Wang (IEEE Fellow).
  • From Sept. 2017 to June 2021, I was a Ph.D. Candidate in MOE-Microsoft Key Laboratory of Multimedia Computing and Communication at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), supervised by Prof. Weiping Li (IEEE Fellow) and Prof. Zhibo Chen.
  • From Oct. 2019 to Dec. 2019, I was an Intern of Alibaba Innovative Research, Video Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, mentored by Bin Li and Maolin Liu.
  • From Jun. 2018 to Nov. 2018, I was a Research Intern in Intelligent Media Group, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), mentored by Wenjun Zeng (IEEE Fellow) and Yuwang Wang.
  • From Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2018, I was a Research Assistant in Intel ICRI MNC, supervised by Weiping Li (IEEE Fellow) and Zhibo Chen.
  • From Feb. 2017 to May 2017, I was a Visiting Student in National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, mentored by Yi Yu.
  • From Sept. 2015 to Aug. 2017, I was a Master Student in MOE-Microsoft Key Laboratory of Multimedia Computing and Communication at USTC, supervised by Weiping Li (IEEE Fellow) and Zhibo Chen. Before that, I received my B.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering in 2015, and won excellent bachelor thesis award within the province in 2016.
  • News

  • [08/2021] One paper accepted to VCIP 2021.
  • [07/2021] One paper accepted to ACM-MM 2021.
  • [05/2021] One paper accepted to TCSVT.
  • [05/2021] One paper accepted to QoMEX 2021.
  • [04/2021] One paper accepted to CVPR CLIC 2021 and won winner award.
  • [01/2021] One paper accepted to ISCAS 2021.
  • [11/2020] One paper accepted to TMM.
  • Selected Publications [Full List]

    Immersive Multimedia Quality Assessment

    1. No-Reference Quality Assessment for 360-degree Images by Analysis of Multifrequency Information and Local-global Naturalness
      Wei Zhou, Jiahua Xu, Qiuping Jiang, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 2021 (SCI, IF=4.685) | paper

    2. Blind Omnidirectional Image Quality Assessment with Viewport Oriented Graph Convolutional Networks
      Jiahua Xu*, Wei Zhou*, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 2021 (SCI, IF=4.685, *Equal Contribution) | paper | VGCN code

    3. Tensor Oriented No-Reference Light Field Image Quality Assessment
      Wei Zhou, Likun Shi, Zhibo Chen, Jinglin Zhang
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2020 (SCI, IF=10.856) | paper | Tensor-NLFQ code

    4. Dual-Stream Interactive Networks for No-Reference Stereoscopic Image Quality Assessment
      Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen, Weiping Li
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2019 (SCI, IF=10.856) | paper | StereoQA-Net code

    5. No-Reference Light Field Image Quality Assessment Based on Spatial-Angular Measurement
      Likun Shi*, Wei Zhou*, Zhibo Chen, Jinglin Zhang
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 2019 (SCI, IF=4.685, *Equal Contribution) | paper | NR-LFQA code

    6. Blind Stereoscopic Video Quality Assessment: From Depth Perception to Overall Experience
      Zhibo Chen, Wei Zhou, Weiping Li
      IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2018 (SCI, IF=10.856) | paper | BSVQE code

    7. Binocular Rivalry Oriented Predictive Auto-Encoding Network for Blind Stereoscopic Image Quality Measurement
      Jiahua Xu*, Wei Zhou*, Zhibo Chen, Suiyi Ling, Patrick Le Callet
      IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), 2021 (SCI, IF=4.016, *Equal Contribution) | paper | PAD-Net code

    8. A Full-Reference Stereoscopic Image Quality Measurement via Hierarchical Deep Feature Degradation Fusion
      Qiuping Jiang*, Wei Zhou*, Xiongli Chai, Guanghui Yue, Feng Shao, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), 2020 (SCI, IF=4.016, *Equal Contribution) | paper

    2D Multimedia Quality Assessment

    1. GraphIQA: Learning Distortion Graph Representations for Blind Image Quality Assessment
      Simeng Sun, Tao Yu, Jiahua Xu, Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), in revision, 2021 (SCI, IF=6.513) | paper

    2. Re-visiting Discriminator for Blind Free-Viewpoint Image Quality Assessment
      Suiyi Ling, Jing Li, Zhaohui Che, Wei Zhou, Junle Wang, Patrick Le Callet
      IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2020 (SCI, IF=6.513) | paper

    3. Blind Quality Assessment for Image Superresolution Using Deep Two-Stream Convolutional Networks
      Wei Zhou, Qiuping Jiang, Yuwang Wang, Zhibo Chen, Weiping Li
      Information Sciences (INS), 2020 (SCI, IF=6.795) | paper | DeepSRQ code

    4. Image Super-Resolution Quality Assessment: Structural Fidelity Versus Statistical Naturalness
      Wei Zhou, Zhou Wang, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), 2021 | paper | SFSN code | Oral Presentation

    5. Deep Multi-Scale Features Learning for Distorted Image Quality Assessment
      Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2021 | paper | Oral Presentation

    6. Deep Local and Global Spatiotemporal Feature Aggregation for Blind Video Quality Assessment
      Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), 2020 | paper

    7. Perceptual Quality Assessment of Internet Videos
      Jiahua Xu, Jing Li, Xingguang Zhou, Wei Zhou, Baichao Wang, Zhibo Chen
      The 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM-MM), 2021 | paper

    8. Multi-Metric Fusion Network for Image Quality Assessment
      Yanding Peng, Jiahua Xu, Ziyuan Luo, Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      The 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 2021 | paper | Winner Award

    Image Processing and Beyond

    1. Bayesian Graph Convolutional Network for Traffic Prediction
      Jun Fu, Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (TITS), in revision, 2021 (SCI, IF=6.492) | paper

    2. LIRA: Lifelong Image Restoration from Unknown Blended Distortions
      Jianzhao Liu, Jianxin Lin, Xin Li, Wei Zhou, Sen Liu, Zhibo Chen
      The 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020 | paper

    3. Learning Disentangled Feature Representation for Hybrid-distorted Image Restoration
      Xin Li, Xin Jin, Jianxin Lin, Sen Liu, Yaojun Wu, Tao Yu, Wei Zhou, Zhibo Chen
      The 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020 | paper

    4. Unsupervised Single Image Deraining with Self-supervised Constraints
      Xin Jin, Zhibo Chen, Jianxin Lin, Zhikai Chen, Wei Zhou
      IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2019 | paper

    Supervision

    From 2017 to present, I've been leading a research group in USTC, focusing on image and video processing. I am fortunate to work with the following talented colleagues:

    Postgraduate Students

  • Jianzhao Liu
  • Shiyu Huang
  • Yanding Peng
  • Yiting Lu
  • Alumni

  • Ziyuan Luo (Master, 2021 -> Kwai)
  • Jiahua Xu (Master, 2021 -> Tencent, National Scholarship for Master Students)
  • Ya Zhou (Master, 2020 -> Kwai)
  • Likun Shi (Master, 2019 -> SenseTime)
  • Xinyu Tang (Undergraduate, 2019 -> Princeton PhD, Guo Moruo Scholarship)
  • Chaoyi Lin (Master, 2018 -> Hikvision)
  • Activities

    Conference Attendence

  • The 13th IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Montreal, Canada, June, 2021.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Daegu, Korea, May, 2021.
  • IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), Hongkong, China, December, 2020.
  • The 27th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October, 2020.
  • Microsoft Research Asia Alumni Association Annual Conference, Bejing, China, November, 2019.
  • Alibaba Tech Summer Camp, Hangzhou, China, 2019.
  • Next Generation Multimedia Intelligent Computing Forum: Perception-driven Visual Signal Computing and Analysis, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China, Summer, 2019.
  • The 19th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Hefei, China, September, 2018.
  • Intel ICRI MNC Semi-Annual Conference, Beijing, China, Summer, 2018.
  • Intel ICRI MNC Semi-Annual Conference, Yangzhou, China, Summer, 2017.
  • Deep Learning and Its Applications Seminar, Beihang University, Bejing, China, December, 2016.
  • Intel ICRI MNC Semi-Annual Conference, Hefei, China, Summer, 2016.
  • IEEE Multimedia Conference, Hefei, China, Summer, 2015.
  • Conference Volunteer

  • Volunteer for the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toronto, Canada, June, 2021.
  • Volunteer for the 28th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM-MM), Seattle, United States, October, 2020.
  • Volunteer for the 24th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Beijing, China, September, 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant

  • Data Structure and Algorithm, Fall, 2016.
  • Services

    Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
  • IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting (TBC)
  • IEEE Access
  • Elsevier Neurocomputing
  • Elsevier Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCIR)
  • Elsevier Array
  • SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS)
  • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI)
  • Conference Reviewer/PC member

  • IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021)
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2020/2021)
  • IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2020/2021)
  • IEEE Picture Coding Symposium (PCS 2019/2021)
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW 2021)
  • Selected Awards

  • Winner Award for IEEE CVPR CLIC Perceptual Metric Track, 2021.
  • The President Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2021.
  • National Scholarship for Doctoral Students, 2020.
  • The Recipient of the Doctoral thesis Excellence Support Program at USTC, 2020.
  • Outstanding Research Intern of Alibaba Group, 2020.
  • GDC Scholarship (Special), 2019.
  • MSRA STAR of Tomorrow Internship Program Award, 2018.
  • China Council Scholarship, 2018.
  • NII International Intern Scholarship Programme, 2017.
  • Suzhou Industrial Park Scholarship, 2016.
  • Excellent Bachelor Dissertation Award, 2016.
  • Nandu Scholarship, 2015.
  • Huawei Scholarship, 2014.
  • Personal Bio

    I was born and raised up in Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. I have a wide range of interests, including photography, guitar, table tennis, basketball, chess, etc. I also love travelling.

    Last updated: June 27, 2021.