Zhou Wang, PhD, PEng, FIEEE, FCAE


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














Selected Awards and Recognitions:

2016 Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering

2015 Primetime Engineering Emmy Award (Television Academy)

2015 Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (Royal Society of Canada)

2014 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

2014 Fellow of IEEE (for contributions to perceptual image processing and quality assessment)

2014 Distinguished Performance Award (Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo)

2013 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award for [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] (IEEE Signal Processing Society)

2013 Discovery Accelerator Supplement (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

2012 ECE Research Award (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo)

2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award for [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 Society)

2009 Early Researcher Award (Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation)


2016-2017, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

2015-2018, Senior Area Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

20132015, Member of IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC)

2009-2014, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

2006-2009, Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters

2006- , Associate Editor, Pattern Recognition


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.