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Tieniu Tan


Tieniu Tan received his B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in 1984, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College London, U.K., in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

In October 1989, he joined the Computational Vision Group at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Reading, U.K., where he worked as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer. In January 1998, he returned to China to join the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the Director General of the CAS Institute of Automation from 2000-2007, and has been Professor and Director of the NLPR since 1998. He also serves as Deputy Secretary-General (for cyber-infrastructure and international affairs) of the CAS. He has published more than 390 research papers in refereed journals and conferences in the areas of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition, and has authored or edited 11 books. He holds 36 patents. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, and information forensics and security.

Dr Tan is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR (the International Association of Pattern Recognition). He has served as chair or program committee member for many major national and international conferences. He is or has served as Associate Editor or member of editorial boards of many leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Image and Vision Computing, etc. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automation and Computing. He was the Founding Chair of the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics, founding chair of the IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, the IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance and the IAPR/IEEE Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition. He is a member of the Strategic Coordinating Committee on Information and Data (SCCID) of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and a member of the IEEE MGA Nominations & Appointments Committee. He currently serves as Vice President of the IAPR, the Executive Vice President of the Chinese Society of Image and Graphics, Deputy President of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, and was Deputy President of the China Computer Federation and the Chinese Automation Association. He has given invited talks and keynotes at many universities and international conferences, and has received numerous national and international awards and recognitions.

Research Area
Biometrics, Image and video analysis, Information forensics
Major Awards
  1. National Natural Science Award (Visual Computing), 2004
  2. National Technology Invention Award (Iris Image Acquisition and Recognition), 2005
  3. National Award for Outstanding Young Scientists, 2006
  4. Best Paper Award (with S. C. Liao et al), IAPR Inter. Conf. Biometrics, Hong Kong, 2006.
  5. Best Paper Award (with Y. F. Han et al), IAPR Inter. Conf. Biometrics, Seoul, 2007.
  6. The 11th China Patent Award (Outstanding Patent �C Iris Recognition), 2009.
  7. The 12th China Patent Award (Outstanding Patent �C Visual Surveillance), 2010.
  8. Winner in Object Detection, PASCAL VOC 2010.
  9. National Science and Technology Progress Award (Image Understanding for Visual Surveillance), 2011.
  10. Best Student Paper Award (with X. Zhao et al), Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2011.
  11. Winner in Object Detection, PASCAL VOC 2011.
Research Projects
  1. Chief scientist, Cyber-Physical Space Sensory Data Processing for Public Security, 973 Program.
  2. Visual computing theory and methods based on Non-Euclidean space, National key natural science funds.
  3. Object recognition theory and method based on the measurement of sequencing, National key natural science funds.
  4. Dynamic image sequence semantic understanding, National key natural science funds.
  5. Image information hiding detection methods based on information fusion strategy, other national program.
Selected Publications
  1. Tieniu Tan, Texture Edge Detection by Modelling Visual Cortical Channels��Pattern Recognition (PR), Vol.28, No.9��1995.
  2. Tieniu Tan, Rotation Invariant Texture Features and Their Use in Automatic Script Identification, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol.20, No.7, 1998.
  3. Tieniu Tan, From Image Quadrilaterals to Symmetrical Trapezia��Pattern Recognition (PR), Vol.31, No.8��1998.
  4. Tieniu Tan, G. D. Sullivan and K. D. Baker, Model-Based Localization and Recognition of Road Vehicles, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Vol.27, No.1��1998.
  5. Y. Zhu, Tieniu Tan and Y. Wang, Font Recognition Based on Global Texture Analysis��IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol.23, No.10��2001.
  6. Liang Wang, Tieniu Tan, Huazhong Ning and Weiming Hu, Silhoutte Analysis Based Gait Recognition for Human Identification��IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol.25, No.12��2003.
  7. L. Ma, Tieniu Tan, Y. Wang and D. Zhang, Personal Identification Based on Iris Texture Analysis��IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol. 25, No.12��2003.
  8. Tieniu Tan and L. Ma, Iris Recognition: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5404, 2004.
  9. Li Ma, Tieniu Tan, Yunhong Wang and Dexin Zhang��Efficient Iris Recognition by Characterizing Key Local Variations, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), Vol. 13, No.6��2004.
  10. J. G. Lou, Tieniu Tan, W. M. Hu, H. Yang and S. J. Maybank, 3-D Model-Based Vehicle Tracking, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), Vol.14, No.10, 2005.
  11. Zhenan Sun and Tieniu Tan, Ordinal Measures for Iris Recognition, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), vol.31, no.12, pp. 2211-2226, December, 2009.
  12. Zhaofeng He, Tieniu Tan, Zhenan Sun, and Xianchao Qiu, Towards Accurate and Fast Iris Segmentation for Iris Biometrics, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol. 31, No. 9, pp.1670-1684, Sep. 2009.
  13. Shiqi Yu, Tieniu Tan, Kaiqi Huang, Kui Jia, and Xinyu Wu. A Study on Gait based Gender Classification, IEEE Trans. Image Processing (TIP), vol.18, no. 8, pp.1905-1910, 2009.
  14. Tieniu Tan, Zhaofeng He, Zhenan Sun, Efficient and robust segmentation of noisy iris images for non-cooperative iris recognition, Image and Vision Computing, Vol.28, No. 2, pp.223-230, 2010.
  15. Zhang Zhang, Tieniu Tan, Kaiqi Huang,An Extended Grammar System for Learning and Recognizing Complex Visual Events, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), vol. 33, no.2, pp. 240-255, 2011.
  16. Wenbo Dong, Tieniu Tan, Zhenan Sun, Iris Matching Based on Personalized Weight Map, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence(TPAMI), vol. 33, no.9, pp. 1744-1757, 2011.
  17. Zhaoxiang Zhang, Tieniu Tan,Kaiqi Huang,Yunhong Wang, Three-Dimensional Deformable-Model-Based Localization and Recognition of Road Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing(TIP), vol.21, no.1, pp.1-13 ,2012
  18. Yinan Yu, Kaiqi Huang, Wei Chen, Tieniu Tan��A Novel Algorithm for View and Illumination Invariant Image Matching��IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), vol.21, no.1,pp.229�C240, 2012.