Ce ZHU is a ChangJiang (Cheung Kong) Distinguished Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China, and currently serves as the Dean of Glasgow College, UESTC, which is a joint school between the University of Glasgow, UK and UESTC, China. He also leads the Lab of Advanced Visual Communication & Computing as the Founding Director. He was with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for 14 years from 1998 to 2012, where he was a Research Fellow, a Program Manager, an Assistant Professor and then promoted to an Associate Professor in 2005. He also held visiting positions at Queen Mary University of London (UK) in 2008, and Nagoya University (Japan) in 2011. Before that, he pursued postdoctoral research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1995, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and the University of Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 1998. He received the B.S. degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 1989, and the M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, all in electronic and information engineering.
His research interest lies in the general areas of visual information processing, multimedia signal processing and systems, specializing in image/video coding and communications, 3D video, visual analysis, perception and applications. He has authored or co-authored around 300 publications, which have received 9600+ citations (H-index: 54) in Google Scholar. As a lead editor, he has edited three books and contributed five book chapters. He co-authored a book entitled “Tensor Computation for Data Analysis” (Springer) released in 2021. He has filed 110+ patents (86 granted with 4 transferred). He has also contributed 70+ proposals (36 adopted) to the JVET, JCT-3V, MPEG IVC, and AVS2 standardizations (mainly on encoding optimization, with proposed techniques adopted in the standard reference software). He has been a Principal Investigator for a number of R&D projects (funded by government and industry) on image/video coding, communications and processing.
Prof. Zhu has served on the editorial boards of eight journals, including as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, an Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, an Area Editor of Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier), an Associate Editor of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (Springer), and an Editorial Board Member of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer). He has also served as a Guest Editor of a few special issues in international journals, including as a Guest Editor in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. He has served a number of international conferences, including IEEE BMSB 2021 as the General Chair, and IEEE ICME 2017 as a Technical Program Chair, at both of which he received Outstanding Leadership Award. He also served as a member of IEEE ICME Steering Committee (2019-2020). He has given three-hour tutorials at international conferences, including at the IEEE ISCAS 2015, IEEE VCIP 2014, PCM 2014, and has also been invited to deliver keynote speeches at a dozen of international conferences.
He is a Co-Chair of the Interest Group of Multimedia Processing for Communications (MPCIG) of Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC), IEEE ComSoc, and a Chair of Special Interest Group on Big Multimedia of Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing, IEEE Computer Society. He was an elected member of the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC, 2015-2020), the Chair of Webmaster Subcommittee of MMSP-TC, IEEE SPS, and an elected member of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee (MSA-TC, 2004-2012, 2015-2023), IEEE CASS.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2017, “for contributions to video coding and communications”), and a Fellow of the IET (2014). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2019-2020) and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2012-2019). He is also an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2021-2022). He has received two Best Paper Awards (IEEE BMSB 2014, IIH-MSP 2013), a Best Paper Runner Up Award (IEEE ICME 2020), and three Best Student Paper Awards (IEEE BMSB 2018, IEEE ICME 2017, MobiMedia 2011). He has been ranked among the Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier each year in the latest six years since 2017. He has also been ranked World’s Top 2% Scientists since 2020, released by Stanford University.