Siwei Ma

Siwei Ma


Peking University

Dr. Siwei Ma is a professor in the School of Computer Science, Peking University and deputy director of national engineering lab for video technology (NELVT). His interest contains video coding and video processing. He has already published over 300 papers in journals and conferences, with over 9000 citations. He has also been authorized for over 40 patents. He led many research projects funded by Natural Science Foundation, 863 Hi-Tech Program, Science and Technology Support Program, etc.

  • Full professor, 2014 - present

    Shool of EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China

  • Visiting professor, 2016 - 2017

    Department of ECE, University of Washington, Seattle, US

  • Associate professor, 2009 - 2014

    School of EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China

  • Lecturer, 2007 - 2009

    School of EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China

  • Postdoc researcher, 2005 - 2007

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.

  • Ph.D in Computer Science, 2005

    Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, China

  • B.S in Computer Science, 1999

    Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China

  • Transform/prediction based high efficiency video coding techniques
  • Perceptual quality metric and perceptual distortion optimization coding
  • 3D video coding and VR video processing
  • State Technological Invention Award (First Level and Second Level for once respectively)
  • State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Level)
  • China Standard Innovation Contribution Award (First Level)
  • IEEE 1857 International Standard Contribution Award
  • AVS Technology Award and the National Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award
  • National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for Excellent Young Scholars, 2013
  • NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars, 2020
  • Young Talents Program, 2015.
  • Boya distinguished professor in the School of Computer Science at Peking University
  • Dean Assistant to the School of Computer Science at Peking University
  • Vice director of the National Engineering Lab on Video Technology at Peking University
  • Video group leader of Audio and Video Coding Standard (AVS) Workgroup
  • Associate editor of Journal of Visual Communication and Representation (JVCIR)
  • Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology (TCSVT)
  • Deputy director of the Technical Committee on Multimedia of the China Society of Image and Graph (CSIG).
  • He proposed series of high efficiency video coding tools, including rate-distortion optimization transform, adaptive motion vector resolution, rate distortion optimization mode decision, and non-local structure based loop filtering etc. Many of these works have been published on top journals, e.g. IEEE TCSVT and IEEE TIP, and serval techniques have been accepted by HEVC/H.265 and AVS video coding standards.
  • Perceptual coding is very promising for future video applications. But the quality metric is an important issue in perceptual coding, and it would affect the design of perceptual coding methods significantly. He has proposed a spatial-temporal structural information based video quality metric, which has lower computational complexity while approximating the human visual testing results accurately. Moreover, based on the proposed perceptual quality metrics, optimized perceptual coding was researched and the proposed perceptual coding method can achieve more 20% bits saving compared with the traditional coding methods.
  • 3D video and VR applications becomes more and popular. His research interests focus on high efficiency 3D video coding and processing, including multi-view prediction coding, texture plus depth joint optimization coding, and panorama video stitching and coding. He proposed a low complexity synthesis view distortion estimation model, which has been adopted by MPEG 3DV video coding standards. His team has developed an AVS2 based multiview broadcasting system, which can support 8 HD video streams coding simultaneously, and a 4K VR system with real time panorama video stitching and streaming.