Professor Wen-Hsiao  Peng
Artificial Intelligence

Professor Wen-Hsiao Peng 彭文孝 教授

  • Advisor, Multimedia Architecture and Processing Laboratory (MAPL)


  • Reinforcement Learning (RL) Applications

  • Image/video Analytics

  • Deep Image/video Compression

  • AI Drone



Dr. Wen-Hsiao Peng (M'09-SM’13) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1997, 1999, and 2005, respectively, all in electronics engineering.
He was with the Intel Microprocessor Research Laboratory, Santa Clara, CA, USA, from 2000 to 2001, where he was involved in the development of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-4 fine granularity scalability and demonstrated its application in 3-D peer-to-peer video conferencing. Since 2003, he has actively participated in the ISO MPEG digital video coding standardization process and contributed to the development of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard and MPEG-4 Part 10 Advanced Video Coding Amd.3 Scalable Video Coding standard. His research group at NCTU is one of the few university teams around the world that participated in the Call-for-Proposals on HEVC and its Screen Content Coding extensions. He is currently a Professor with the Computer Science Department, NCTU. He was a Visiting Scholar with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, from 2015 to 2016. He has authored over 70 technical papers in the field of video/image processing and communications and over 60 standards contributions. His research interests include video/image coding, deep/machine learning, multimedia analytics, and computer vision.


Dr. Peng is a Technical Committee Member of the Visual Signal Processing and Communications and Multimedia Systems and Application tracks of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS). He was Technical Program Co-chair for 2011 IEEE VCIP, 2017 IEEE ISPACS, and 2018 APSIPA ASC; Publication Chair for 2019 IEEE ICIP; Area Chair for IEEE ICME and VCIP; and Review Committee Member for IEEE ISCAS. He served as Lead Guest Editor/Guest Editor/SEB Member for IEEE JETCAS, Associate Editor for IEEE TCSVT, and Guest Editor for IEEE TCAS-II. More recently, he was elected Distinguished Lecturer of APSIPA and Chair Elect of IEEE CASS VSPC Technical Committee.


[Honors and Awards]

1. Received Distinguished Young Scholar Award of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, Oct. 2013.

2. Nominated for 2012 National Science Council Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (the highest award given to young researchers in Taiwan).

3. Received Dragon Thesis Award issued by Acer Foundation, Dec. 1999.

4.Elected as an honorary member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China, Jun. 1999 (the most prestigious award for graduate/undergraduate students in Taiwan).

5. Elected as an honorary member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China, Jun. 1997.





We are recruiting PhD/Master students interested in conducting research in the following areas:

1.Reinforcement Learning (RL) Applications

  -  RL for video encoder control

  -  Deep video prediction

  -  Visual question answering

2.Image/video Analytics

  -  Domain adaptation for semantic segmentation

  -  Compressed domain video analytics

  -  Weakly supervised semantic segmentation

3.Deep Image/video Compression

  • Current Number of Student: more than 10 students 



Laboratory Advise Languages
Laboratory Admission Quotas
3 Students
  • Bachelor (Juniors and above)
  • Master
  • PhD.


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EC621 Department of Computer Science, 1001 University Rd., Hsinchu City 30010, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Multimedia Architecture and Processing Laboratory (MAPL)

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