Hongbin Zha is a Professor of Machine Intelligence at Peking University. He received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Hefei University of Technology, China, in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. After working as a Research Associate in the Department of Control Engineering and Science, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, he joined Kyushu University in 1991 as an Associate Professor. He was also a Visiting Professor in Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Surrey University, UK, in 1999. Since 2000, he has been with the Key Lab on Machine Perception and Department of Machine Intelligence, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University.
Dr. Zha's research interests include computer vision theory and techniques for image understanding, virtual reality and robotics. He has over 200 technical publications in various journals, books and international conference proceedings. He received the Franklin V. Taylor Awards from IEEE SMC Society in 1999. He is an Associate Editor in Chief, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, and an Advisory Board Member, Advanced Robotics. He also served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Trans. SMC, Trans. IEICE, and The Visual Computer. He was Program Committee Chair of IEEE ROBIO¡¯06, Local Arrangement Committee Chair of IROS¡¯06, Program Committee Chair of VSMM¡¯06, Program Committee Chair of CAD/Graphics 2007, and Program Committee Co-Chair of ACCV¡¯07. He will be Program Committee Chair of ACCV¡¯09, Publicity Committee Co-Chair of ICCV¡¯09, and Local Arrangement Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009. He is a Member of IEEE Computer Society.