Richang HONG

Professor, Executive Dean

School of Computer and Informatics

Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

Contact Info: hongrc dot hfut at gmail

Research Interests:

MM: Multimedia Retrieval, Multimedia Applications, etc.

CV: Language and Vision, Question Ansering and Dialogue, etc.

DM: Social Network, Recommender System, etc.


Dr. Richang Hong received his Ph.D. degrees in July 2008 from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He worked as a research fellow with Prof. Chua Tat-Seng in School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), until Dec. 2010. After that, Dr. Hong joined School of Computer and Information, Hefei University of Technology (HFUT) as a Professor. He visited Dr. Tao Mei (FIEEE) and Dr. Shipeng Li (FIEEE) in Microsoft Research Asia from Mar. to Sept. 2012 by "Star-Track" Program and visited Prof. Qi Tian (FIEEE) at University of Texas, San Antonio from Aug. to Nov. 2014.

His current research interests include multimedia, language and vision and social media. He has authored over 200 journal and conference papers in these areas and the Google Scholar citations for those papers is more than 14000. He served as editor of the IEEE TCSS, IEEE TBD, ACM TOMM, NPL and the guest editors of several international journals, a steering committee member of MMM (international conference on multimedia modeling) conference series since 2019, and the technical program chairs of PCM'2018, etc. He also served as area chairs of ACM Multimedia, SIGIR etc. since 2016 and a technical program committee member of over 20 prestigious international conferences, and a reviewer of over 20 prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in ACM Multimedia 2010, Best Paper Award in ACM ICMR 2015 and Best Paper Honorable Mention Award of IEEE trans. Multimedia 2015. Dr. Hong joined CCF, CSIG, CAAI, IEEE and ACM. He is the deputy director of multimedia technical committee of CSIG and the secretary of the ACM SIGMM China Chapter.

Recent Publications:

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Wei Qin, Hanwang Zhang, Richang Hong*, Ee-Peng Lim, Qianru Sun: Causal Interventional Training for Image Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (Early Access)

Yonghui Yang, Le Wu, Richang Hong, Kun Zhang and Meng Wang: Graph Learning for Collaborative Filtering via Mutual Information Maximization. ACM SIGIR 2021.

Richang Hong, Yuan He, Le Wu, Yong Ge, Xindong Wu: Deep Attributed Network Embedding by Preserving Structure and Attribute Information. IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. Syst. 51(3): 1434-1445 (2021)

Hengtong Hu, Lingxi Xie, Richang Hong*, Qi Tian. Creating Something from Nothing: Unsupervised Knowledge Distillation for Cross-Modal Hashing. IEEE CVPR 2020. [arxiv preprint]

Hengtong Hu, Lingxi Xie, Zewei Du, Richang Hong*, Qi Tian: One-bit Supervision for Image Classification. NeurIPS 2020. [arxiv preprint]

Jun He, Richang Hong*, Xueliang Liu, Mingliang Xu, Zheng-Jun Zha, Meng Wang:Memory-Augmented Relation Network for Few-Shot Learning. ACM Multimedia 2020: 1236-1244.

Ling Shen, Richang Hong*, Haoran Zhang, Xinmei Tian, Meng Wang: Video Retrieval with Similarity-Preserving Deep Temporal Hashing. ACM TOMM 15(4): 109:1-109:16 (2020)

Richang Hong, Daqing Liu, Xiaoyu Mo, Xiangnan He, Hanwang Zhang:Learning to Compose and Reason with Language Tree Structures for Visual Grounding. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. IEEE TPAMI 2019. [arxiv preprint]

Liqiang Nie, Wenjie Wang, Richang Hong, Meng Wang, Qi Tian: Multimodal Dialog System: Generating Responses via Adaptive Decoders. ACM Multimedia 2019: 1098-1106. (Best Paper Finalist)

Profesional Activities:

Steering Committee:

International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM, Springer), from 2019 ~


IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (IEEE TCSS), from 2021 ~

IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TBD), from 2020 ~

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing and Its Applications (ACM TOMM), from 2020 ~

Neural Processing Letter, Springer from 2016 ~

Information Sciences, Elsevier from 2015 ~ 2022

Signal Processing, Elsevier from 2015 ~ 2022

IEEE Multimedia Magazine, from 2016 ~ 2020

Guest Editor:

ACM Trans. Web (ACM ToW). 2022

ACM Trans. Multimedia Computing, Communication and Its Applications (ACM TOMM). 2018

ACM Trans. Intelligent System and Technology (ACM TIST). 2013

Machine Vision and Applications Special Issue on Contextual Vision Computing. 2013

Conference Organizer:

Parific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2018. (TPC Co-Chair)

The 22th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling 2016. (TPC Co-Chair)

ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service 2017. (TPC Co-Chair)

Program Committee:

ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2011 ~ 2020, Area Chair 2017-2022)

ACM Special Interesting Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2016 ~ 2022)

IEEE Inernational Conference on Computer Vision and Patter Recognition (CPVR 2018-2022)

IEEE International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI, Senior PC 2018-2022)