Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Contact InformationZhou Wang

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35301
Location: E5 5113


Biography Summary

Zhou Wang is a Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – Academy of Science, a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Science (CAE), and a certified Professional Engineer. He is a recipient of 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Sustained Impact Paper Award, 2014 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship Award, 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2013 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, and 2009 Ontario Early Researcher Award. Prof. Wang served on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters, among may other international journals. He also served on the IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing, and IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committees.

Professor Wang’s research interests include signal and image processing, computational vision and pattern analysis, multimedia coding and communications, and biomedical signal and image processing. He has more than 200 published journal and conference papers in the field with over 50,000 citations.

Research Interests

  • Image processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Computational vision
  • Pattern recognition
  • Multimedia communications
  • Image and video compression
  • Image denoising
  • Restoration and enhancement
  • Visual perception
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Information Systems
  • Medical imaging
  • Wireless communications/networking


  • 2001, Doctorate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1995, Master's, Electronic and Communication Engineering, South China University of Technology
  • 1993, Bachelor's, Electronic & Information Engineering, with minor in Applied Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


  • ECE 413 - Digital Signal Processing
    • Taught in 2016, 2018
  • ECE 710 - Special Topics in Communications and Information Theory
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 613 - Image Processing and Visual Communication
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Ma, Kede and Duanmu, Zhengfang and Wang, Zhou and Wu, Qingbo and Liu, Wentao and Yong, Hongwei and Li, Hongliang and Zhang, Lei, Group maximum differentiation competition: model comparison with few samples, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 42(4), 2020, 851 - 864
  • Ma, Kede, and Liu, Wentao and Zhang, Kai and Duanmu, Zhengfang and Wang, Zhou and Zuo, Wangmeng, End-to-end blind image quality assessment using deep neural networks, , IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 27(3), 2018, 1202 - 1213
  • Duanmu, Zhengfang and Zeng, Kai and Ma, Kede and Rehman, Abdul and Wang, Zhou, A quality-of-experience index for streaming video, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 11(1), 2017, 154 - 166
  • Wang, Jiheng and Rehman, Abdul and Zeng, Kai and Wang, Shiqi and Wang, Zhou, Quality prediction of asymmetrically distorted stereoscopic 3D images, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 24(11), 2015, 3400 - 3414
  • Wang, Shiqi and Rehman, Abdul and Wang, Zhou and Ma, Siwei and Gao, Wen, Perceptual video coding based on SSIM-inspired divisive normalization, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 22(4), 2013, 1418 - 1429
  • Yeganeh, Hojatollah and Wang, Zhou, Objective quality assessment of tone-mapped images, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 22(2), 2013, 657 - 667
  • Wang, Zhou and Bovik, Alan C, Mean squared error: love it or leave it? A new look at signal fidelity measures, IEEE signal processing magazine, 26(1), 2009, 98 - 117
  • Wang, Zhou and Bovik, Alan C and Sheikh, Hamid R and Simoncelli, Eero P, Image quality assessment: from error visibility to structural similarity, IEEE transactions on image processing, 13(4), 2004, 600 - 612
  • Fang, Yuming and Zhu, Hanwei and Zeng, Yan and Ma, Kede and Wang, Zhou, Perceptual quality assessment of smartphone photography, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2020

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