Shengcai Liao

Lead Scientist

Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI)

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11/2019, In ICCV2019, we have been awarded the 1st place for the NightOwls Pedestrian Detection Challenge 2019, and 2nd place for the WIDER Face & Person Challenge 2019 – Track 2: Pedestrian Detection!

10/2018, I have joined the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

09/2018, Slides of the ECCV tutorial “Representation Learning for Pedestrian Re-identification” have been shared.

08/2018, Welcome to our Github page: [VideoObjectSearch], with several recent codes published in ECCV, ICME, etc.

12/2015, The MLAPG source code is released. [project page]

08/2015, The NPD face detector is released. [project page]

05/2015, The LOMO+XQDA source code is released. [project page]

10/2014, The OPeRID v1.0 database and benchmark toolkit is released. [project page]

07/2014, A benchmark tool for large-scale unconstrained face recognition is released. [project page]

12/2013, A database for attributed pedestrians in surveillance is released.

Research Interests

Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning

Face Detection, Face Recognition

Pedestrian Detection, Person Re-identification

Background Subtraction, Object Tracking, Video Surveillance, Video Analysis

Similarity/Metric Learning


10/2018 ~ present, Lead Scientist, Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI)

11/2014 ~ 10/2018, Associate Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

08/2012 ~ 10/2014, Assistant Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

08/2010 ~ 08/2012, Postdoc, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University


09/2005 ~ 07/2010, Ph.D., Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

09/2001 ~ 07/2005, B.S. Degree in Mathematics, Sun Yat-sen University

Awards and Honors

The 1st Place, NightOwls Pedestrian Detection Challenge 2019, Seoul, Korea, October 27, 2019.

The 2nd Place, WIDER Pedestrian Detection Track, in WIDER Face and Person Challenge 2019 (in Conjunction with the ICCV 2019), Seoul, Korea, October 28, 2019.

The Winner, CVPR 2017 Detection in Crowded Scenes Challenge (MOT17Det), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 21-26, 2017.

The 3rd Place, The International Challenge on Biometric Recognition in the Wild (ICB-RW, in Conjunction with the ICB 2016), Halmstad, Sweden, June 13-16, 2016.

Best Student Paper Award (Advisor), The 11th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition (CCBR 2016), Chengdu, China, Oct. 14-16, 2016.

Best Student Paper Award (Advisor), The 8th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2015), Phuket, Thailand, May 19-22, 2015.

The 4th Place, The VOT2014 Benchmark (in Conjunction with the ECCV 2014), Zurich, Switzerland, September 6th, 2014.

Best Reviewer Award, IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2014), 29 September – 2 October 2014, Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Great Contribution Honor, face authentication system for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

First Prize of Best Paper Award, the 2nd IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2007), Seoul, Korea, August, 2007

Best Student Paper Award, the 1st IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2006), Hong Kong, January 2006

Professional Activities


Representation Learning for Pedestrian Re-identification, in ECCV2018, September 8, 2018. [slides]

Person Re-identification: State of the Art and Future Trends, in ICPR2018, August 20, 2018. [slides]

Research Progress in Person Re-identification, in CCCV2017, October 11, 2017. [slides]


Encyclopedia of Biometrics, 2nd Edition, Assistant Editor, Springer, 2015

  Area Chair

ICB 2018, ICPR 2016, ICB 2016, ELM 2014

  Program Committee

ICCV 2011, ICCV 2013, ICCV 2015, ICCV 2017, ICCV 2019

CVPR 2012, CVPR 2013, CVPR 2014, CVPR 2015, CVPR 2016, CVPR 2017, CVPR 2019

ECCV 2012, ECCV 2014, ECCV 2016

ICB 2012, IJCB 2014, ICB 2015, BTAS 2015, BTAS 2016, IJCB 2017,BTAS 2018

ICPR 2014, ICPR 2016, ICPR 2018

AVSS 2015, AVSS 2016, AVSS 2017

WACV 2013, BMVC 2017

  Journal Reviewer


Elsevier Journals: PR, INS, CVIU, IVC, Neurocomputing

Springer Journals: IJCV, MVAP, SIVP

Others: Sensors, JIVP