Multimedia and Vision Lab

Qi Tian

Professor, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow,
Office: NPB 3.306, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio
Phone: (210)-458-5165
Fax: (210)-458-4437
Email: qitian AT cs DOT utsa DOT edu
Mailing address: One UTSA Circle, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249-1604
Service

Professional Service:

Editorial Service

  • Associate Editor (AE) for ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), January 2016- present.

  • Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), 2014 - present

  • Associate Editor (AE) of Multimedia Systems Journal, Springer, January 2013 - present.

  • Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), April 2010 - present.

  • Editor of Machine Vision and Application Journal (MVA), April 2011 - present.

  • Editor of Journal of Multimedia, 2006-present.

  • Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Special Issue on Large-Scale Multimedia Data Retrieval, Classification, and Understanding, 2016-2017. The other guest editors are Jingkuan Song, (Columbia University, USA), Cees Snoek(University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Herve Jegou(Facebook, France/USA), and Nicu Sebe(University of Trento, Italy). 

  • Guest Editor of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Special Issue on Large Scale Multimedia Semantic Indexing, 2013-2014. The other guest editors are Yadong Mu (Columbia University), Yi Yang (Carnegie Mellon University), Liangliang Cao (IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab), Shuicheng Yan (National University of Singapore).

  • Guest Editor of Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), Special Issue on When Social Media Meets Psychical World, approved in October 2013. The other guest editors are Rongrong Ji (Xiamen University), Yue Gao (National University of Singapore), Qionghai Dai (Tsinghua University), Ralf Steinmetz (Technische Universität Darmstadt).

  • Guest Editor of Journal of Machine Vision and Application (MVA), Special Issue on Contextual Vision Computing, approved in August, 2012. The other guest editors are Richang Hong (Hefei University of Technology, China) and Nicu Sebe (University of Trento).

  • Guest Editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) -Springer, Special Issue on Large-Scale Multimedia Content Analysis on Social Media, December 2013.  The other guest editors are Haojie Li (Dalian University of Techbology), Zhengjun Zha (Institute of Intelligent Machines, CAS), Benoit Huet (Institut Eurecom, France).

  • Guest Editor of Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Special Issue on Sparse Representations for Image and Video Analysis, Vol. 24, Issue 2, February, 2013. The other guest editors are Jinghui Tang (NJUST), Shuicheng Yan (NUS), John Wright (Columbia University), Tanwei Pang (Tianjin University), Edwige Pissaloux (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France).

  • Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Special Issue on Learning Semantics from Multimedia Web Resources, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp:949-950, August 2012. The other guest editors are Jinhui Tang (NUS), Marcel Worring (University of Netherlands), Daniel Gatica-Perez (IDIAP Research Institute).

  • Guest Editor of Journal of Pattern Recognition Letter, Special Issue on Intelligent Multimedia Interactivity. The other guest editors are Ling Shao (The University of Sheffield), Alberto Del Bimbo (The University of Florence), and Changsheng Xu (Chinese Academy of Science, China).  Volume 33, Issue 4, pp. 371-372. March, 2012, Elsevier Science Inc. New York, NY, USA.

  • Guest Editor of ACM Tractions Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) Special Issue on Intelligent Multimedia Systems and Technology, Part II, 3(3):39, 2012. Other co-editors are Xian-Sheng Hua, Ramesh Jain, and Albert Del Bimbo.

  • Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (T-MM) Special Issue on Integration of Context and Content for Multimedia Management, Vol.11, No. 2, pp:193-195, 2009. Other co-editors are Alan Hanjalic, Alejandro Jaimes, and Jiebo Luo.

  • Guest Editor of EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Signal Processing for Applications in Healthcare Systems, Publication date: June 1, 2008. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/asp/si/ahs.html. Other co-editors: P.-C. Chung, Chein-I Chang, Chien-Cheng Lee

  • Guest Editor of Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) Special Issue on Similarity Matching in Computer Vision and Multimedia, November 2006. URL: http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~qitian/cfp_cviu.htm. Other co-editors are Nicu Sebe, Michael Lew, and Thomas S. Huang.

 

Conference Chair or Conference Organizer

  • Technical Program Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Yokohama, Japan, 2018.

  • Exhibits/Demo Chair, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Beijing, China, September 17-20, 20167.

  • University Student Branch Liaison-San Antonio (Appointment confirmed 6 April 2016), IEEE-CTS.

  • Area Chair, the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 8-16, 2016.

  • Area Chair, the 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Cancun, Mexico, December, 2016

  • Technical Program Chair, the 2016 Pacific-rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), September 15-16, 2016, Xi’an, China.

  • Best Paper Committee, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Seattle, WA, USA, July 11-14, 2016.

  • Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), November 27-30, 2016, Chengdu, China.

  • General Chair, International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Miami, FL, January 4-6, 2016.General Chair , ACM Multimedia 2015, Queensland, Australia.

  • Area Chair, Multimedia Search and Recommendation, ACM Multimedia 2014, Orlando, FL.

  • Workshop Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2014), Chengdu, China, 2014.

  • Proceedings Chair, ACM Multimedia 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

  • ACM ICMR Steering Committee Member, 2009-2014.

  • Panel Chair, Pacific-rim Conference on Multimedia, December 13-16, 2013, Nanjing China.

  • Best Paper Committee, The 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ICIMCS 2013), August 17-18, 2013, Huangshan, China.

  • Special Session Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Dallas, April 16-19, 2013.

  • Best Paper Committee Member, The 2012 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), December 4-6, 2012, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Technical Demonstration Chair, ACM Multimedia, October 29-November 2, 2012, Nara, Japan.

  • Area Chair of Multimedia Search and Retrieval, ACM Multimedia 2012, October 29-November 2, 2012, Nara, Japan.

  • Track Chair of Multimedia Applications, Interface and Interactions, International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, July 9-13, 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Area Chair of Media Analysis and Search, ACM Multimedia 2011, November 28-December 1, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Director, 2011 US-China Vision, Learning, and Pattern Recognition (VLPR) Summer School, July 16-23, 2011, Chengdu, China. Other co-directors are Yi Ma (MSRA) and Shuilin Tian (UESTC).

  • Best Paper Award Committee Co-Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2011), Dana Point, CA, December 5-7, 2011.

  • Panel Organizer for the panel titled “The Use of Non-conventional Means for Media Content Analysis and Understanding,” in ACM Multimedia 2010, Florence, Italy, October 24-29, 2010. Co-organized with Nicu Sebe, from University of Trento, Italy.

  • Industrial Exhibits Chair, ACM Multimedia 2010, October 25-29, 2010, Firenze, Italy.

  • Program Chair, International Workshop of Analysis and Evaluation of Large-Scale Multimedia Collections, in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010), August 23-26, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Panelist, “Data everywhere: challenges and opportunities of unlimited data for multimedia content understanding,” 2010 Visual Communication for Image Processing (VCIP), July 11-14, 2010, Huangshan, Anhui, China. Panel organizers: Dong Xu, NTU and Lei Zhang from MSRA. Other panelists including Ling Guan (Ryerson University), Ling Shao (University of Sheffield), Weisi Lin (Nanyang Technological University), and Shipeng Li (MSRA).

  • Program Chair, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2010), July 2010, Xi’an, China

  • Program Chair,  The 16th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2010), January 2010, Chongqing, China

  • Panel and Tutorial Chair, Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), July 11-14, 2010, Huangshan, Anhui, China.

  • Program Chair, The 1st ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Services (IMCS), November 23-25, 2009, Kunmin, Yunnan, China.

  • Program Chair, ACM Multimedia Workshop on Large-Scale Multimedia Retrieval and Mining (LSMMRM), October 23, 2009, Beijing, China.

  • Program Coordinator, ACM Multimedia 2009, October 19-24, 2009, Beijing, China.

  • Panelist, “What are the most exciting achievements in Multimedia for the past five years?” IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2009), June 30-July 3, 2009, New York, NY, USA.

  • Panel Organizer for the panel titled “Multimedia Content Analysis: Model-based Approaches vs. Data-driven Approaches”, one of two panels in ACM Multimedia (MM09), October 22, 2009, Beijing, China. Co-organized with Dr. Lei Zhang from Microsoft Research Aisa (MSRA), and panelists are Dr. Edward Chang (Google China), Prof. Bo Zhang (Tsinghua University), Dr. Wei-Ying Ma (MSRA), Dr. John Smith (IBM), and Prof. Mor Naaman (Rutgers University).

  • Track Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), June 28-July 3, 2009, New York, NY.

  • General Chair, Asia-Pacific Workshops on Visual Information Processing (VIP 2008), December 8-9, 2008, Southern Taiwan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan.

  • Track Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), June 23-26, 2008, Hannover, Germany.

  • Publicity Chair, Pacific-rim Conference on Multimedia, December 9-12, 2008, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

  • Special Session Chair, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR'08), July 7-9, 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Program Chair, Asia-Pacific Workshops on Visual Information Processing (VIP 2007), December 15-17, 2007, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Program Chair, Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Multimedia and Ambient Intelligence, July 15-22, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

  • Special Session Chair, 2007Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2007), December 11-14, 2007, Hong Kong, 2007.

  • Publicity Chair, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2007), July 9-11, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007.

  • Publicity Chair, ACM Multimedia, October 22-28, 2006, Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Track Chair of Multimedia Content Analysis, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2006), July 9-12, 2006, Toronto, Canada.

  • Best Paper Committee Member, The 16th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM), January 6-8, 2010, Chongqing, China

  • Best Paper Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, Beijing Oct. 19-23, 2009, Beijing, China.

  • Best Paper Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2006), June 30-July 4, 2009, New York, NY..

  • Best Paper Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2006), July 9-12, 2006, Toronto, Canada.

  • Best Paper Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2006), July 9-12, 2006, Toronto, Canada.

  • Program Chair, Multimedia Systems and Applications IX, SPIE’s International Symposium on Optics East 2006, October 1-4, 2006, Boston, MA.

  • Program Chair, The 7th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR 2005), in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia 2005, November 11-12, 2005, Singapore.

  • Program Chair, Internet Multimedia Management Systems, OpticsEast, SPIE, October, 2005, Boston, MA. Co-chaired with Dr. John Smith, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and Dr. Tong Zhang, Hewlett-Packard Lab, Palo Alto, CA.

  • International Steering Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Information Retrieval Workshop, 2006-2010.

 

Session Chair

  • 2016 ACM Multimedia, Amsterdam, the Netherland.

  • The 5th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ICIMCS 2013), Session on Social Multimedia, August 18, Huangshan, China.2012 ACM Multimedia, Session on Visual Search, October 31, Nara, Japan.

  • The 19th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Session on Multimedia Annotation, January 7, 2013, Huangshan, China.

  • 2012 ACM Multimedia, Session on Visual Search, October 31, Nara, Japan.

  • 2011 ACM Multimedia, Session on Media Analysis and Search (Research 7), November 30, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • 2011 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), Session on Cloud-client and Large-scale Computing, October 17, 2011, Hangzhou, China

  • 2010 ACM Multimedia, Session on Applications, October 27, 2010, Florence, Italy.

  • 2010 ACM Multimedia, Session on Industrial Exhibit, October 28, 2010, Florence, Italy.

  • 2010 ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR), keynote speech titled “Towards Web-Scale Media Content Analysis and Retrieval - What has University Research  Contributed to Commercial Systems and Social Network Services,” by Tat-Seng Chua, NUS, Singapore.

  • 2010 ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR), keynote speech titled “What Can Billions of Queries Tell Us About Image Search? A Human-Centered Perspective,” by Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research, Spain.

  • ACM Multimedia, Session Chair of Image Retrieval, October 19-23, 2009, Beijing, China.

  • ACM International Workshop on Large-Scale Multimedia Retrieval and Mining, October 23, 2009, Beijing, China.

  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Special Session Chair of Large-Scale Image Retrieval, June 28-July 3, 2009, New York, NY.

  • ACM Multimedia, Session Chair of Image Retrieval, October 30, 2008, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Session Chair of Image Classification and Retrieval, December 11-14, 2007, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

  • 9th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, Session on “Personalized Multimedia Information Retrieval,” in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2007, September 28-29, 2007, University of Augsburg, Germany.

  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2007), Special Session on “Mobile Media”, July 2-5, 2007, Beijing, China.

  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2007), Session on “Multimedia Tools, Applications, and Hypermedia Technologies (III),” July 5, 2007, Beijing, China.

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2007), Session on “Video Coding,” April 18, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • ACM Multimedia, October 23-26, 2006. “Applications - Searching Media,” Wednesday, October 25, 2006, Santa Barbara, CA.

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2006), IMDSP-P15 “Image Restoration and Denoising”, May 19, 2006.

  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2006), Special Session on “Interactive Multimedia Content Analysis and Applications”, July 9-12, 2006, Toronto, Canada.

  • The 7th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR 2005), “Video Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval” and “Image/WWW-based System and Applications,”November 10-11, 2005, Singapore, in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2005.

  • SPIE’s Optics East 2005, Multimedia Systems and Applications VIII (Conference 6015), “Content-Based Image/Video Retrieval”, October 23-26, 2005, Boston, MA.

  • Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP2005), Special Session on “Media Processing for Digital Entertainment,” Beijing, China, July 12-15, 2005.

  • Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2005), “Image Content Analysis,” Beijing, China, July 12-15, 2005.

  • Internet Multimedia Management Systems V, OpticsEast, SPIE, “Adaptation and Mining,” October 26-28, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Technical Program Committee Member 

    Dr. Tian has served as TPC members for numerous IEEE and ACM conferences including ACM SIGMM, ACM SIGIR, ICCV, ACM SIGKDD, ICIP, ICASSP, ICME,CIVR, MIR, ISCAS, VCIP, MMM, ICPR, etc.

    Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), CISE-IIS, May, 2003; February 2007; September 2007; April 2008; NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC), September, 2007; CISE-CNS, November 2009.

Invited Proposal Reviewer for

  • Isarel Science Foundation, 2010

  • Temasek Young Investigator Award, National University of Singapore, 2008

  • Army Research Office (ARO), February, 2008; March 2010

  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 2006.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF-EEC 2003; NSF-CISE-IIS 2009

Technical Committee of International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) on Image Processing, Term 2004-2007.

Panelist in IEEE Admission & Advanced (A&A) Panel Meeting for IEEE Senior Membership Application Evaluation to be held at the Hyatt Hill Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio on November 20, 2004.


Reviewer for Journals

IEEE Transactions on PAMI, CSVT, Image Processing, Signal Processing, Multimedia, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Knowledge Database and Engineering, Systems, Man and Cybernetics, part B, Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

International Journals: ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Journal of Image and Vision Computing, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Information Sciences: An International Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications: An International Journal, Journal of Data & Knowledge Engineering, Journal of Electronic Imaging.


Reviewer for International Conferences

Major IEEE and ACM conferences: ACM-Multimedia, ICCV, ICME, ACM CIVR, ICCV, CVPR, ICIP, ICPR, ISCAS, CIBCB

Workshops: IEEE ICCV Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, International Workshop on Machine Intelligence, International Workshop on Multidisciplinary Image, Video, and Audio Retrieval and Mining.

Others: F&G, NIPS, VCIP, SPIE Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval, IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, The 24th IASTED International Conference on Modeling, Identification, and Control, IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging & Image Processing.