Dr.  Shipeng Li Digital Library

Based in Beijing, China
Shipeng Li


Dr. Shipeng Li joined Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in May 1999. He now serves as a Principal Researcher and Research Area Manager coordinating the multimedia research activities at MSRA. His research interests include Signal and Image Processing; Content-based Analysis; Image and Video Coding; HDTV Technology; Multimedia Streaming and Communications over Internet and Wireless Networks; Scalable Multimedia Representation; Application Level Multicast; Digital Right Management; Wireless Communication and Networking; P2P Networking; New Media Formats and Systems; Media Advertisement; eHealth; User Intent Mining; Human Computer Interactions. From Oct. 1996 to May 1999, Dr. Li was with Multimedia Technology Laboratory at Sarnoff Corporation as a Member of Technical Staff. Dr. Li has been actively involved in R&D in broad multimedia areas. He has made several major contributions adopted by MPEG-4 and H.264 standards. He developed the world first cost-effective high-quality legacy HDTV decoder in 1998. He started P2P streaming research as early as in 2000. He built the first working scalable video streaming prototype across the Pacific Ocean in 2001. He has been an advocate of scalable coding format and is instrumental to the SVC extension of H.264/AVC standard. He first proposed the 5 “D” Media 2.0 concepts that outlined the new directions of next generation internet media research (2006). He has authored and co-authored over 280 journal and conference papers and holds 167 granted US patents in image/video processing, compression and communications, digital television, multimedia and wireless communication. He has authored or co-authored 6 books or book chapters in related areas and co-edited 4 conference proceedings.


Dr. Li has been serving as Deputy EiC of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology since 2014 and was on the editorial board of Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation (2003-2011). Dr. Li is a past chair of Visual Signal Processing and Communications technical committee (TC), a member of Multimedia Systems and Applications TC, of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is a member of Multimedia Communication TC of IEEE Communication Society and a past member of Multimedia Signal Processing TC of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has served or been serving in the roles of technical program co-chairs for VCIP 2005, and PCM 2008, general co-chairs for Packet Video 2006, VCIP 2010, ACM CIVR 2010, ACM MMM 2013, IEEE ICME 2014, and IEEE VCIP 2014. Dr. Li is a Fellow of IEEE. He has been an ACM Member since 2009 and an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2014. Dr. Li was an invited panelist at ACM Multimedia 2010 on mobile computing.


Dr. Li received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, in 1996. He was assistant professor in Radio Electronics Department at University of Science and Technology of China in 1991-1992.


Dr. Li was the first recipient of double Sarnoff Technical Achievement Awards (Sarnoff, 1997) in a single year. He received the Best Paper Award at VCIP 2007, the Best Poster Paper Award at MMSP 2008 and the Best Paper Award in IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2009). He also mentored his student to receive the Best Student Paper Award in VCIP 2005.

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