Zhou Wang, PhD, PEng, FIEEE

Associate Professor

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Office: E5-5113

Phone: (519)888-4567 ext. 35301

Fax: (519)746-3077

Email: Z.Wang@ece.uwaterloo.ca

Mailing Address:

Dept. of ECE, Univ. of Waterloo

200 University Ave. W.

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada














PhD/MASc Positions Available:

We are constantly seeking for highly motivated students to join our research team as PhD and Master of Applied Science (MASc) students. All full-time PhD and MASc students admitted will be granted with financial support until graduation. PhD applicants are preferred but outstanding MASc applicants who wish to continue on to earn a PhD with us will also be considered. Successful applicants should be highly interested in developing and implementing image/video processing algorithms and systems. Desired qualifications include solid background in mathematics and statistics, knowledge and experience of working on image/video coding and processing problems, and good programming skills in Matlab, C/C++, etc. Interested candidates should send one PDF file that contains all related information (CV, list of publications, etc) to Dr. Kai Zeng (email: kzeng@uwaterloo.ca). Meanwhile, their official applications should be submitted through University application web site, for which more information can be found at https://ece.uwaterloo.ca/Graduate/Prospective/.


Selected Awards and Recognitions:

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

Fellow of IEEE (for contributions to perceptual image processing and quality assessment)

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, E. P. Simoncelli, Image quality assessment: from error visibility to structural similarity, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2004; The most cited paper published in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing)

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award (Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, Mean squared error: Love it or leave it? A new look at signal fidelity measures, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 26, no. 1, Jan. 2009)

Discovery Accelerator Supplement (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

Early Researcher Award (Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation)

Distinguished Performance Award (Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo)

ECE Research Award (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo)

Member of IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC)

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2009-2013

Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2006-2009

Associate Editor, Pattern Recognition, 2006-


Quick Link to Citations:

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Quick Links to Research Demos and Downloads:

SSIMplus index for video quality-of-experience assessment

SSIM image quality index

Information content weighted SSIM index (IW-SSIM)

Universal image quality index

TMQI: tone mapped image quality index

Video denoising Based on Spatiotemporal GSM

No-reference JPEG image quality index

Reduced-reference image quality assessment

Quality-aware images

Maximum differentiation (MAD) competition

Foveated scalable image coding

Human vision foveation model

Improved JPEG2000 ROI coding


Quick Link to Our Book:


Zhou Wang and Alan C. Bovik. Modern Image Quality Assessment. Synthesis Lectures on Image, Video & Multimedia Processing, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2006.


Paper edition available on Amazon.