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Senior Research Fellow Dr Li Leida

Professor Wang Peng


Dr Li Leida is one of our sought-after Senior Research Fellows finding his familiar place at NTU EEE this year. He earned both his Engineering Bachelor’s and Doctor’s from Xidian University. He eagerly shares his reasons for choosing to work in NTU EEE over anywhere else:

“NTU is an ideal and enjoyable place for both learning and living. As for NTU School of EEE itself, I find that it has very good faculty members and students. Everyone has their own unique set of academic expertise. Although a young School, NTU EEE is now world-famous, and it is still moving forward rapidly! In addition, in my research field, which is mainly on image processing and understanding, NTU EEE is doing pretty well.”


Dr Li’s current stint at NTU EEE is actually his second time working at the School. He amiably reflects on his previous stellar working experiences and moments at NTU EEE:
“During my last visit from Jan 2014 to Jan 2015, I learnt a lot of research, writing and publishing skills. Within that one year, I produced three high quality research papers in the prestigious IEEE TIP, TMM and TCYB. journals (IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics). When I went back to China thereafter, I was promoted to be a full professor! Therefore, experiences in NTU EEE really taught and helped me a lot and I am very grateful for the continual opportunities. It is really familiar and a good fit for me to be working and contributing to NTU EEE. Also, it is no exaggeration to mention that whenever I meet my ever helpful supervisors like NTU EEE’s Prof Alex Kot and NTU SCE’s Prof Lin Weisi, I constantly come away with new and exciting inspirations.”

What EEE-related projects Dr Li is currently involved in:
“These days, I am involved in projects on visual search. In these times, finding ways to rapidly obtain needed information from big data is highly desirable. NTU EEE’s Rapid-Rich Object Search Lab (ROSE) lab is now doing well in this field. This is indeed a fantastic area, which has wide application scenarios and every one of us can benefit from this research.

At the end of the day, I am very much interested to see how cutting-edge research outcomes in NTU EEE can be developed to be used for commercial products that can serve the everyday man.”

What Dr Li does in his free time:
“I like listening to pop music. I also like running; I run around the NTU campus every week.”



Published on: 10-Oct-2016