Dr. Haibo Li is a full Professor in Media Technology in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He received the Technical Doctor Degree in Information Theory from Linköping University, Sweden, in 1993. His doctoral thesis was dealt with advanced facial image analysis and synthesis techniques for low bitrate video. Dr Li got the “Nordic Best PhD Thesis Award” in 1994. In 1997 Dr. Li was awarded the title of “Docent in Image Coding”. During his period at Linköping University, he developed advanced image and video compression algorithms, including extremely low bitrate video compression, 3D video transmission, and teleoperation and telepresence.
Since joined Umeå University as a full professor of Signal Processing in 1999, he set up the Digital Media Lab, and co-founded Umeå Center for Interaction Technology (UCIT), Umeå University, and working on advanced Human, Thing and Information interaction techniques. He initialized and developed with other two professors Civilingenjörprogram, Design and Interaction (Doit), one of the most popular programmes in Umeå University.
He is now working on media technology to support human communication at KTH. Prof. Li is the team leader of the team of Media Lab in MID. Prof. Li was the program director of Master of Science in Media Technology and the program director of Master of Science in engineering (Civilingenjörprogram) in Media Technology, at KTH. Prof. Li has been chairing sections at relevant international conferences and was actively involving in MPEG activities in low bitrate video compression. He has contributed to several EU projects. He has published more than 250 technical papers including chapters in books and holds six international patents as a principal inventer in multimedia and artificial intelligence area.