Zhibo Chen is now a full professor in University of Science and Technology of China. He received the B.Sc., and Ph.D. degree from Department of Electrical Engineering Tsinghua University respectively, with excellent Ph.D thesis award. He has worked in SONY and Thomson before joining USTC. He used to be Principal Scientist, Distinguished Member of Thomson Fellowship and Research Manager in Thomson Research & Innovation Division.
His research interests focus on investigating artificial intelligence technique for advanced visual signal processing and coding, as well as in other interdisciplinary research fields. He has over 160 journal and conference publications (e.g., IEEE TPAMI, TIP, TCSVT, CVPR, AAAI, ACM-MM, IJCAI, ICME, ISCAS, ICIP, etc.), over 50 granted US/EU patent applications, some of his standard proposals have been adopted in MPEG/VCEG on video coding and ITU-T P.1202 on video quality assessment. His contribution of UMH Fast ME algorithm has been adopted by H.264 standard reference model, largely cited and widely used in real applications. He has won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award, the first prize of the Anhui Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, the first prize of the Chinese Institute of Electronics Natural Science.
He is now Chair of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Visual Signal Processing and Communications (VSPC), and he has served as TPC chair of Picture Coding Symposium 2019, member of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA), member of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Circuits and Systems Education and Outreach (CASEO), member of ISCAS Review Committee from 2007 to 2019, Track chair of ISCAS from 2020 to 2022. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Circuit and System for Video Technology (TCSVT), Co-Editor of IEEE JSAC QoE-Aware Wireless Multimedia Systems, Organization Committee member/Area Chair of IEEE ICME, IEEE ICIP, IEEE VCIP and PCS, etc.
Research activities and interests
 Visual Signal Coding
 Visual Signal Representation and Processing
 Visual Signal Quality Assessment
 Generative Models and its applications in interdisciplinary fields
 Chair of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Visual Signal Processing and Communications (VSPC)
 Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Circuit and System for Video Technology (TCSVT)
 Chair Guest Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems Special Section on "Optimized Image/Video Coding based on Deep Learning"
 Member of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA)
 Member of Technical Committee of IEEE CAS Education and Outreach (CASEO)
 Member of Image, Video, and Multimedia (IVM) Technical Committee of APSIPA (Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association)
 Track Chair of (IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems)ISCAS-2021/2022, RCM of ISCAS 2007~2020.
 Area Chair/TPC Member of IEEE VCIP (Visual Communications and Image Processing) 2010~2022
 Chair of Technical Program Committee of international Picture Coding Symposium 2019
 Guest Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Section on "QoE-Aware Wireless Multimedia Systems"
 Member of Best Paper Selection Committee of IEEE VCIP (Visual Communications and Image Processing) 2012
 Chair Editor of IEEE MMTC E-Letter special issue on “Quality of Experience issues in media delivery”, 2011
 Organization Committee member, Chair of ICME 2011 Multimedia Standard, Services and QoE Track.
 First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Anhui Province， 2022
 1st place winner Award on "Perceptual Metric Track" of CVPR Challenge on Learned Image Compression Workshop-2022
 National Nature Science Award (Second Class) 2018
 Ministry of Education Nature Science Award (First Class) 2017
 Institute of Electronics Nature Science Award (First Class) 2015
 ACM Multimedia Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019
 IEEE ICME Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020
 1st place winner Award on "Perceptual Metric Track" of CVPR Challenge on Learned Image Compression Workshop-2021
 1st place winner Award on "learning based image inpainting" Grand Challenge of IEEE ICME-2019
 1st place winner Award on Youku Grand Challenge on "Video Enhancement and Super Resolution", 2019
 1st place winner Award on "light field image coding" Grand Challenge of IEEE ICIP-2017
 IEEE CASS Outstanding Technical Committee Recognization Award, 2021
 Signal and System
 Basics of Video Technology
 Design and Innovation