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  LI Weiping
Department: School of Information Science & Technology
Mailing Address:
443 Huangshan Road, Hefei, Anhui, China
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Weiping Li received his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1982, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1983 and 1988 respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 1987, he joined the Faculty of Lehigh University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1993, he was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. In 1998, he was promoted to Full Professor.From 1998 to 2010, he worked in several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley with various technical and management responsibilities. Since 2010, he has been the Dean for School of Information Science and Technology in USTC.

In the field of multimedia communication, Weiping Li has made many academic contributions. He has been elected to Fellow of IEEE for contributions to image and video coding algorithms, standards, and implementations. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He served as a Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Proceedings. He served as the Chair of several Technical Committees in IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and IEEE International Conferences. He served as the Chair of Best Student Paper Award Committee for SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference.

Weiping Li has not only made contributions to the academic field, he also made many contributions to International Standards. His inventions on Fine Granularity Scalable Video Coding and Shape Adaptive Wavelet Coding have been included into the MPEG-4 International Standard. He served as a member of MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) of ISO (International Standard Organization) and an Editor of MPEG-4 International Standard. He served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of MPEG-4 Industry Forum. As a technical advisor, he also made contributions to the Chinese Audio Video coding Standard (AVS) and its applications.

Weiping Li received Certificate of Appreciation from ISO/IEC as Project Editor in development of International Standard in 2004. He received Certificates of Appreciation from IEEE for Services as Editor-in-Chief in 2001, for Services as Workshop Chair in 2000, for Services as Technical Committee Chair in 1999, for Services as Associate Editor in 1999, and for Services as Conference Track Chair in 1997. He received, as the co-recipient with Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang, the Best Paper Award from International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing in 1995. He received the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992 at Lehigh University, and the first Guo Mo-Ruo Prize for Outstanding Student in 1980 at University of Science and Technology of China.
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