Bin Li - AImpressionist


Bin Li
Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
Fudan University

Email: libin AT fudan DOT edu DOT cn
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I'm an associate professor of computer science at Fudan University since Nov 2017. Prior to this, I was a research fellow at Institut TELECOM SudParis from 2009 to 2010, a lecturer at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2011 to 2013, and a senior research scientist of machine learning at CSIRO's Data61 (formerly NICTA) from 2013 to 2017. I received my PhD degree in computer science from Fudan University in 2009. My current research interests lie in machine learning and visual intelligence, particularly in complex data (e.g., relational, structured, and streaming) representation, modeling and inference.


I am seeking PhD students interested in foundational problems at the intersection of deep latent variable models and visual intelligence.


Some selected research topics are listed below. The full list of my publications can be found here.

Scene Text Recognition and Super-Resolution

Compositional Scene Representation and Modeling

Stochastic Partitions and Stochastic Point Processes

Structured Data Representation with Recursive Hashing

Collaborative Filtering and User Modeling

Machine Learning (not elsewhere classified)


Some of my students and team alumni are listed below. I was external PhD supervisor at UTS, USyd and UNSW when I worked for NICTA/CSIRO in Australia.

Research Students

  • Haiyang Yu (PhD'22/MEng'20 Student@Fudan) supervised 2020~Now.

  • Fan Shi (PhD'22/MSc'19 Student@Fudan) supervised 2019~Now.

  • Shangchao Su (PhD'20/MS'18 Student@Fudan) supervised 2018~Now.

  • Tonglin Chen (PhD'18 Student@Fudan) supervised 2018~Now.

Team Alumni

  • Jinyang Yuan (PhD@Fudan) co-supervised 2018~2022 on Compositional Scene Modeling.

  • Jingye Chen (MEng@Fudan) supervised 2019~2022 on Scene Text Recognition.

  • Yaqiong Li (PhD@UTS) co-supervised 2017~2021 on Bayesian Dynamic Network Modeling.

  • Wei Wu (PhD@UTS) co-supervised 2015~2018 on Structured Data Hashing.

  • Ling Luo (PhD@USyd) co-supervised 2015~2017 on Temporal Behavior Modeling. Google PhD Fellowship 2017 | Springer Theses

  • Xuhui Fan (Postdoc@CSIRO) supervised 2015~2017 on Bayesian Nonparametric Space Partitions.

  • Yi Wang (PhD@UNSW) co-supervised 2014~2016 on Bayesian Nonparametric Clustering.

  • Lianhua Chi (PhD@UTS) co-supervised 2012~2015 on Structured Data Hashing.

  • Ruijiang Li (PhD@Fudan) co-supervised 2009~2013 on Bayesian Subspace Clustering.


  • PAKDD 2013 Best Paper Award

  • CCF 2009 Doctoral Dissertation Award Nomination