User Biography : Lei Wu is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Computer Science at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, Pa, USA. He received Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science and B.S. degree in special class for gifted young (SCGY) from University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include distance metric learning, multimedia retrieval, and object recognition. He has published 20 international papers, among which 17 are first author papers, 6 top-tier journal papers, 12 top-tier conference papers, one best poster award and one best paper candidate. The total citation for all his papers is 246 times. He has also filed four US patents, one of the patents received Microsoft patent award in 2009. Dr. Lei Wu was honored Microsoft Fellow 2007, which was only granted to 18 researchers in the Asia-Pacific area in 2007. Dr. Lei Wu also received the President Special Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Science in 2010, which is the highest honor granted by Chinese Academy of Science. Each year only top 20 Ph.D. from all research fields can receive this special honor. In 2010, only 3 Ph.D. in information science received this award. Dr. Lei Wu has served as a Technical Editor for International Journal of Digital Content Technology of its Application, Program Committee Member at IJCAI, IEEE ICIP, ACM SIGMAP and so forth. He also served as a technical reviewer for multiple international conferences and journals.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012