Li Zhang (M’07-SM’20) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she held a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Digital Media, Peking University, Beijing. From 2011 to 2018, she was a Senior Staff Engineer, with the Multimedia R&D and Standards Group, Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA. She is currently the Lead of the Multimedia Lab, Bytedance Inc., San Diego, CA, USA. Her research interests include 2D/3D image/video coding, video processing, and transmission.
She was a Software Coordinator for Audio and Video Coding Standard (AVS) and the 3D extensions of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). She has authored 500+ standardization contributions, 400+ granted US patents, 100+ technical articles in related book chapters, journals, and proceedings in image/video coding and video processing with 12,000+ citations from Google Scholar and best paper awards. She has been an active contributor to the Versatile Video Coding, Advanced AVS, the IEEE 1857, 3D Video (3DV) coding extensions of H.264/AVC and HEVC, and HEVC screen content coding extensions. During the development of those video coding standards, she co-chaired several ad hoc groups and core experiments. She has been appointed as an Editor of AVS, the Main Editor of the Software Test Model for 3DV Standards. She organized/co-chaired multiple special sessions and grand challenges at various conferences.