Welcome to Dr. Jiangbo Lu's Homepage

I am the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of SmartMore Corporation.

  • We are inviting and hiring strong technical staff to join our core research and engineering centers and work on addressing cutting-edge real-life challenges, ranging from computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning to data analytics.

  • I am also an Adjunct Professor of South China University of Technology (SCUT) since 2021.

After spending several wonderful years at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), I have joined Shenzhen Cloudream Technology Co., Ltd. as the CTO since January 2017. I served as the Chief Scientist of Cloudream since November 2019.

  • 11/2019: Cloudream has formed a strategic partnership with Haier.

  • 07/2019: HEMlets Pose accepted into ICCV 2019: state-of-the-art 3D human pose estimation results from a single color image.

  • 03/2019: Our "virtual try-on mirrors", in collaboration with AliExpress, made its debut for the "Moda in Italy" event of the "Italian Fashion Night" in Rome and gained popularity. Earlier in the same month, our products were shown in "Retailtech Japan 2019" and received warm response.

  • 08/2018: Cloudream has formed a strategic JBP (Joint Business Plan) partnership with Tmall, Alibaba Group, and received the prestigious "Gold/Top-Class Tmall Partner" award in the "New Retail" category from Tmall.

  • 11/2017: Our products and technologies won the "Excellent Pavilion" prize in the 19th China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 (China's No. 1 Technology Show).

  • 09/2017: Our products on "virtual fitting screen" won the highly competitive "Innovative Virtual Try-on Experience Prize" awarded by Alibaba Cloud Retail Service (CRS).

I am also an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist with the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), a research center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Singapore. I also hold a joint appointment with the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), UIUC. At ADSC, I led and worked on a few use-inspired research projects that involve basic research, applied research, as well as commercialization of technology. I have served as the PI and Co-PI for several research or technology commercialization projects.

Some of my research work jointly with my colleagues and project students has led to a few Best Paper Awards (or nominations) as well as ICT awards, such as the AIT Best Paper Award in the IEEE ICCV'09 Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision together with K. Zhang. Some technologies developed at ADSC have been licensed to a few Singaporean companies or led to start-ups, and three of my earlier projects (Magic Touch, Social AR and Home Plus) have been covered by the largest newspapers based in Singapore (e.g. The Straits Times). Our Fast Global Smoother technique has been included in the official OpenCV release and was further applied in a few useful OpenCV functions. In March 2012, our live video cutout project demoed on-stage at the inaugural DEMO Asia 2012 conference won us a prestigious DEMOguru award. And the “Cut Out the Background of Live Video, w/o a Green Screen” demo video on Youtube has received over 150,000 views since 2011. I hold a few US patents, international patents and trade secrets as the single inventor, and contributes to a few more.

I served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology (T-CSVT) in 2012-2016. In this capacity, I received the 2012 TCSVT Best Associate Editor (BAE) Award. I serve as a TPC member or a reviewer for many leading journals and conferences. I have also served as a Ph.D. Examination Committee Member for Ph.D. candidates from KU Leuven and UIUC in the past years. In 2016, I co-taught a graduate course on Special Topics in Computer Vision for School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

I received my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2009. I received the B.S. (Honor Mixed Class Program) and the M.S. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Zhejiang University, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. Before joining UIUC-ADSC as its first technical staff in Sep 2009, I had experience ever with IMEC (Leuven), Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing), VIA-S3 Graphics (Shanghai).

My research interests include computer vision, 3D vision, image/video processing, computational imaging, interactive multimedia applications and systems, and efficient algorithms for various architectures. I am a Senior Member of IEEE since 2015.

My ADSC page: https://adsc.illinois.edu/people/jiangbo-lu

Webinar talk on visual correspondence: Nov. 2016, my talk given at the VALSE Webinar on "High-Quality Visual Correspondence Estimation with Simple, Generic and Efficient Techniques" (PPT, 12.4M, 102 slides).