Lingyu Duan

      Room 2641, Science Buildings, Peking University,
      Beijing, China 100871
Tel: +86 10 6275 8116
Fax: +86 10 6275 1638

Dr. DUAN, Lingyu is a Full Professor with National Engineering Laboratory of Video Technology (NELVT), School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China, and has served as the Associate Director of the Rapid-Rich Object Search Laboratory (ROSE), a joint lab between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and Peking University (PKU), China since 2012. He is also the Associate Director of PKU-NTU Joint Research Institute (JRI) since 2015. He was a Visiting Associate Professor with the school of EEE, NTU, from 30 Nov. 2013 - 30 Nov. 2015. Before he joined PKU, he was a Research Scientist with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, from Mar. 2003 to Aug. 2008. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in automation from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China, in 1999, his M.Sc. degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in information technology from The University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2008, respectively. His research interests include multimedia indexing, search, and retrieval, mobile visual search, visual feature coding, and video analytics, etc.

Dr. DUAN has published over 130 research papers in international journals and conferences such as IEEE T-PAMI, IJCV, IEEE T-IP, IEEE T-MM, IEEE MM, ICCV, CVPR, ACM MM, IJCAI, AAAI, DCC, ICME, ICIP, ICASSP, etc. He received the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Best Paper Award in 2015, the Ministry of Education (MOE) Technology Invention Award (First Prize) in 2016, the National Information Technology Standardization Technical Committee "Standardization Work Outstanding Person" Award in 2015. He has served in the Technical Program Committee of various international conferences including IEEE ICME, IEEE ICIP, ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, etc. He is now a member of Multimedia Systems & Applications Technical Committee (MSATC). He was a Co-Editor of MPEG Compact Descriptor for Visual Search (CDVS) Standard (ISO/IEC 15938-13), and is serving as a Co-Chair of MPEG Compact Descriptor for Video Analytics (CDVA).

Dr. DUAN's recent major achievements focus on the topic of compact representation of visual features and high-performance image search. From Nov. 2010 to Oct. 2014, he worked with MPEG and made significant contribution in the completed MPEG-CDVS standard. CDVS provides a standardized bitstream syntax of compact descriptors to enable interoperability in low bit rate image search and augmented reality applications. Remarkable improvements were achieved in reducing the size of image feature data and in reducing the computation and memory footprint in the feature extraction process. The suite of CDVS technologies have been successfully deployed, which impact visual search products/services of leading Internet companies like Tencent (WeChat) and Baidu (Image Search Engine). Prior to 2010, his research was basically focused on multimedia (semantic) content analysis, especially in the domains of broadcast sports videos and TV commercial videos.


  • Guangdong Big Data Science Center Project, 2017-2020. National Science Foundation of China. Focus on how to address the grand challenge on video big data.
  • ROSE, 2012-2017. Singapore NRF/MDA Grant. Focus on rich and rapid visual object search.
  • KEY-TECH MVS, 2013-2016. NSFC Grant. Focus on key technologies in mobile visual search.
  • AVS-CRFM, 2014-2018. NSFC Grant. Focus on the compact representation and fast matching of visual features towards AVS based cloud media coding standard and testing platform.
  • VS-TEST, 2012-2014. NSFC Grant. Focus on visual search techniques and standardization towards high fidelity audiovisual methods and apparatus (NSFC Funded Innovation Group)
  • AVIAN, 2010-2012. NSFC Grant. Focus on automatic video annotation.
  • VCMVC, 2009-2013. MOST Grant. Focus on a visual computing model for video coding.
  • LS-IMAD, 2010-2012. MOE Grant. Focus on large-scale image annotation in digital library.
  • MVS-PRO, 2013. ZTE Grant. Focus on mobile visual search techniques and prototype.
  • IND-VS, 2012-2015. Industry Grant. Focus on visual search techniques.
  • IND-VSUR, 2014-2016. Industry Grant. Focus on visual search techniques in surveillance domain.


  • Warmest congratulations to Jie Lin on successful completion of his Ph.D. with Beijing Jiaotong University (2014-6-22)
  • Warmest congratulations to Shuang Yang, Yucong Xuan on successful completion of their M.S. with Peking University (2014-6-20)
  • Three ICIP'2014 papers were accepted. (2014-5-21)
  • MPEG CDVS standard enterd the phase of Draft of International standard (DIS) on the MPEG 108th meeting, Valencia, Spain, Apr. 2014. (2014-4-21)
  • The project MVS-PRO (2013) won the ZTE Year Award 2013 for the excellent cooperation between academia and industry. (2014-4-9)
  • "Yinxiang Yanyuan: a PKU Campus Landmark Searcher" (Team members: Yitong Wang, Xiaofang Wang, Qiusi Wang) won the Innovation Star Award of Peking Univ. (Dec. 2013)

Students and collaborators

Ph.D. students

  • Lin Zhang, 2017 -
  • Ce Wang, 2017 -
  • Lingbo Yang, 2016 -
  • Feng Gao, 2013 - , co-advised with Prof. Xiaoming Li
  • Jie Chen, 2010 -2016 , (BoyunVision CEO) co-advised with Prof. Tiejun Huang
  • Bing Li, 2009 -2016 , (USC) co-advised with Prof. Wen Gao

Visiting Ph.D. students

  • Jie Lin (Beijing Jiaotong University, now working with Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore ), 2011 - , co-advised with Prof. Siwei Luo, Prof. Yaping Huang
  • Rongrong Ji (Harbin Institute of Technology, now working with Xiamen University), 2010, co-advised with Prof. Wen Gao, Prof. Hongxun Yao
  • Ning Zhang (Ryerson University, Canada, now working with Ryerson University), 2009, co-advised with Prof. Ling Guan, Prof. Wen Gao

M.S. students

  • Ziqian Chen, 2017 -
  • Daiqian Ma, 2016 -
  • Yan Bai, 2015 -
  • Yihang Lou, 2015 -
  • Yicheng Huang, 2015 -
  • Zhaoliang Liu, 2014 -
  • Yitong Wang, 2013 - 2016 (Toutiao, Inc.)
  • Zhangshuai Huang, 2013 - 2016 (Yixin, Inc.)
  • Qiusi Wang, 2013 - 2016 (China Union)
  • Xiaohe Zhang, 2013 - 2016 (Second Space Institute)
  • Zhe Wang, 2012 - 2015 (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Yi Zhang, 2012 - 2015 (Renren, Inc.)
  • Chenxia Li, 2012 - 2015 (Baidu, Inc.)
  • Shuang Yang, 2011 - 2014 (HTC Beijing Research Center)
  • Yucong Xuan, 2011 - 2014 (The People's Bank of China)
  • Fangkun Wang, 2011 - 2013 (China Academy of Telecommunication Research)
  • Yiming Chen, 2010 - 2012 (Baidu, Inc.)
  • Zhang Chen, 2009 - 2012 (Tencent, Inc.)

Undergraduate students

  • Yizhi Wang, 2015 -
  • Wei Sun, 2015 - 2017
  • Tiancheng Zhi, 2013 - 2016
  • Xiaofang Wang, 2012 - 2015
  • Yicheng Huang, 2013 - 2015
  • Yitong Wang, 2012 - 2013