• Name:ZHAO Xu
  • Title:Associate Professor
  • Office:2-431, SEIEE Buildings
  • Office Phone:+86-21-34204340
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Research Field

Computer Vision; Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition; Multimedia Understanding


- Ph.D, 2011, in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
- M.S., 2004, in System Engineering, China Ship Research & Develop Academy.
- B.E., 1997, in Electrical Engineering, China Agriculture University.

Work experience

- 2014.01-current, Associate Professor, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
- 2012.08-2013.08, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northeastern University, Dept. of ECE, Boston, USA.
- 2012.07-2012.09, Postdoctoral Research Associate, State University of New York at Buffalo, Dept. of CS, Buffalo, USA.
- 2007.11–2008.12, Visiting Scholar, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. USA.


Research Project:
- 2017.01-2020.12, PI, NSFC General Program (No. 61673269): Bayesian Learning, Analysis and Synthesis of Visual Human Motion.
- 2013.01-2016.12, PI, NSFC General Program (No. 61273285): Research on Dynamical Latent Structural for Human Motion Analysis.
- 2012.01–2014.12, Co-PI: NSFC Youth Program (No. 61105001): Foreground Segmentation and Motion Analysis Based on Concept Drift.
- 2010.01–2013.12, Co-PI: NSFC General Program (No. 60975012): Fusion and Perception of Visual Information Under Non-Overlapping Multiple Views.
- 2011.01–2015.12, Main member, China 973 program (No. 2011CB302203): Semantic Analysis and Information Integration of Visual Media Data on Network.

Awards and Honors

- Excellent Doctoral Dissertation: Shanghai Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, 2013.


- Computer Vision (English course for graduate student).
- Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing (English course for undergraduate student).


[1] Xu Zhao, Yun Fu, Yuncai Liu and Thomas S. Huang, “Human Motion Tracking by Temporal-Spatial Local Gaussian Process Experts”, IEEE Trans. on Image Process- ing , vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1141–1151, 2011.
[2] Xu Zhao, Yun Fu, Yuxiao Hu, Yuncai Liu and Thomas S. Huang,“Text From Cor- ners: A Novel Approach to Detect Text and Caption in Videos”, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing. vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 790–799, 2011.
[3] Xu Zhao, Yun Fu, Huazhong Ning, Yuncai Liu and Thomas S. Huang,“Human Pose Estimation with Regression by Fusing Multi-View Visual Information”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 957–966, 2010.
[4] Xu Zhao, Xiong Li, Zhe Wu, Yun Fu and Yuncai Liu,“Multiple Subcategories Parts- Based Representation for One Sample Face Identification”, IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 8, no. 10, 2013.
[5] Lei Wang, Xu Zhao*, Yunfei Si, Liangliang Cao, and Yuncai Liu, “Context-Associative Hierarchical Memory Model for Human Activity Recognition and Prediction,” IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 646–659, Feb. 2017.
[6] Xu Zhao and Yuncai Liu, “Generative tracking of 3D human motion by hierarchical annealed genetic algorithm”, Pattern Recognition, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 2470–2483, 2008.
[7] Xu Zhao, Yuncai Liu and Yun Fu,“Exploring Discriminative Pose Sub-Patterns for E ective Action Classification”, ACM Multimedia, (MM’13, Full paper), 2013.
[8] Xu Zhao*, Xiong Li, Yun Fu and Yuncai Liu,“Bimodal Gender Recognition from Face and Fingerprint”,The 25th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR’10), 2010.


- Associate Editor, Neurocomputing, Elsevier (SCI). 2013-current.
- Associate Editor, TIIS, Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, (SCI). 2010-current.