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Mr Lei Wang

Visiting Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/W/L/lei-wang

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Biography

Lei Wang serves as a Research Fellow at the School of Computing, within the ANU College of Engineering, Computing, and Cybernetics. He is under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Liang Zheng (ANU) and Prof. Tom Gedeon (Curtin University).

Currently, he also holds the position of Computer Scientist at Active Intelligence Australia Pty Ltd in Perth. In this role, he leads research and development efforts in the field of commercial anomaly detection solutions. His project has successfully raised 1.2 million US dollars, and as a result, he was awarded the Incentive Unit Award.

In addition to his academic and research responsibilities, Lei Wang also contributes to the field as a Visiting Scientist in the Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG) at Data61 (formerly NICTA), a division of The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Since 2018, Lei has been dedicated to his work as a full-time Computer Vision Researcher with iCetana Pty Ltd in Perth. During this time, he also acted as a Visiting Researcher in MLRG at Data61/CSIRO and contributed as a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Prior to commencing his PhD at ANU and Data61/CSIRO, Lei received several competitive full PhD scholarships, including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre Scholarship, UWA International Fee Scholarship, University Postgraduate Award, Data61 PhD Scholarship, Data61 Top-up Scholarship, and ANU HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship.

Throughout his PhD candidature, Lei authored a significant number of first-author papers published in esteemed venues, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACM MM, TPAMI, and TIP. His research, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Piotr Koniusz (Data61/CSIRO & ANU), earned him the Sang Uk Lee Best Student Paper Award from ACCV’22.

Lei’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including action recognition in videos, anomaly detection, video image processing, one- and few-shot learning, deep learning, tensor learning, and domain adaptation.

He is an active member of both IEEE and ACM as a Student Member.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2023

    Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
    The Australian National University

  • 2018

    Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering)
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2015

    Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
    Yangzhou University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2022/12/08-2022/12/08

    The Sang Uk Lee Best Student Paper Award
    Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2022)

  • 2022/09/09-2032/09/08

    The Incentive Unit Award
    Active Intelligence Corp

  • 2022/10/19-2022/10/19

    Outstanding Reviewer Award
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2022)

  • 2019/07/01-2023/06/30

    Data61 PhD Scholarship
    Data61/CSIRO and Australian National University

  • 2019/07/01-2023/06/30

    Data61 Top-up Scholarship
    Data61/CSIRO and Australian National University

  • 2019/07/01-2023/06/30

    ANU HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship
    Australian National University

  • 2015/06-2015/06

    Outstanding Graduate Award
    Yangzhou University

  • 2015/03-2015/03

    Jingwen Zhu Scholarship
    Yangzhou University

  • 2014/12-2014/12

    Principal's Scholarship (First Class)
    Yangzhou University

  • 2014/04-2014/04

    The Second Prize of Lanqiao Cup Competition (C/C++ Program Design)
    National Software and Information Technology Professional Talent Competition

  • 2013/12-2013/12

    Principal's Scholarship (Second Class)
    Yangzhou University

Current Roles

  • Research Fellow at ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
    (i) Research (advancement of the discipline), (ii) contribution to education, and (iii) service, leadership and public policy

  • Visiting Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61
    Research

  • Computer Scientist at Active Intelligence Australia Pty Ltd
    Lead research and development efforts in the field of commercial anomaly detection solutions

Grants

  • 2024/01/01-2024/12/31

    Chief Investigator (CI) / Delegated lead CI, National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme 2024 (NCMAS 2024), MotionNetLite: Video Dynamics Distillation for Scalable Models

  • 2024/01/01-2024/06/30

    Lead Chief Investigator (Lead CI), The NCI National AI Flagship Merit Allocation Scheme, Robust anomaly detection in human-centric videos

  • 2023/10/30-2023/12/22

    Co-Investigator (Co-I), Research grant: Review of Xailient’s technical pipeline of facial recognition

  • 2023/10/01-2023/12/31

    Chief Investigator (CI) / Delegated lead CI, Project Title: Towards building general-purpose multimodal foundation models

  • 2023/07/26-2024/07/25

    Grant / Project Award from Oracle, Research project: Automatic, large-scale screening of failure cases in autonomous driving

  • 2023/04/19-2023/10/31

    Co-Investigator (Co-I), Research grant: Sharing early insights for more resilient communities

  • 2022/07/01-2023/06/30

    Principal Investigator / Project Lead, Industry research sponsorship: Detecting anomalies in video footage (round 2)

  • 2021/07/01-2022/06/30

    Principal Investigator / Project Lead, Industry research sponsorship: Detecting anomalies in video footage

Professional Experiences

  • 2023/02/20-present

    Research Fellow
    The Australian National University

  • 2023/06/30-present

    Visiting Scientist
    Machine Learning Research Group / Data Analytics / Data61 / CSIRO

  • 2021/07/05-present

    Computer Scientist
    Active Intelligence Australia Pty Ltd, Perth, WA

  • 2020/09/28-2021/01/28

    Machine Learning Researcher
    Ebenezer Technologies, Barranquilla, Colombia

  • 2019/07/22-2023/12/12

    Postgraduate Research Student
    Machine Learning Research Group / Data Analytics / Data61 / CSIRO

  • 2019/07/22-2020/09/28

    Machine Learning / Computer Vision Researcher
    iCetana Pty Ltd

  • 2018/07/02-2019/07/19

    Computer Vision Researcher
    iCetana Pty Ltd

  • 2018/09/21-2019/09/20

    Visiting Researcher
    Machine Learning Research Group / Data Analytics / Data61 / CSIRO

  • 2018/10/10-2019/10/09

    Visiting Researcher
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2018/03-2018/07

    Teaching Assistant
    The University of Western Australia

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