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Dr. Ling Guan

Ling Guan
BEng, MASc, PhD
416-979-5000 ext. 6072

Areas of Academic Interest

Machine learning and intelligent systems

Multimedia computing

Image and video processing

Human-computer interaction

Visual analytics and visualization


Year University Degree
1989 University of British Columbia PhD
1985 University of Waterloo MASc
1982 Tianjin University BEng

Courses Taught

Course Code Course
ELE 888 Intelligent Systems 
ELE 882 Introduction to Digital Image Processing 
EE 8108 Multimedia Processing and Communications 
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair in Multimedia, 2001-2015
  • IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Medal, 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Best Paper Award, 2005
  • Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2004
  • T. Hong Phuoc and L. Guan, “SKC: A new key-points detector,” IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 747-756, August 2020.
  •  L. Gao, L. Qi, E. Chen and L. Guan, "Discriminative multiple canonical correlation analysis for information fusion," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1951-1965, April 2018.
  • Y. Wang and L. Guan, "Recognizing human emotional state from audiovisual signals," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 936 - 946, August 2008.
  • R.D. Green and L. Guan, "Quantifying and recognizing human movement patterns from monocular video images - Part I: A new framework for modeling human motion," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 179-190, February 2004.
  • K.H. Yap, L. Guan, S.W. Perry, H.S. Wong, Adaptive Image Processing: A Computational Intelligence Perspective, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, December 2009 (a CRC Press Bestseller).
  • Fellow, IEEE 
  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada 
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering 
  • General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 
  • General Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval 
  • Founding General Chair, IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia
  • Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue on Computational Intelligence
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on Semantic Retrieval of Multimedia
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Special Issue on Intelligent Multimedia Processing
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions Journals (NN, EC, CSVT and MM)
  • Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Magazines (Signal Processing and Computational Intelligence)
  • Member, IEEE CAS Society Technical Committee on Visual Signal Processing and Communications
  • Member, IEEE CAS Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Systems and Applications
  • Member, IEEE Com Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications
  • Life Member, Advisory Committee of IEEE SP Society Technical Committee on Machine Learning in Signal Processing
  • Founding Member, ACM Multimedia Information Retrieval Community
  • Advisory Member, Steering Committee of ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • Member, Steering Committee of ACM Multimedia Asia