Ph.D., Professor
Deputy Director of the Interactive Digital Media Technology Research Center
Chair Professor of the Department of Intelligent Massive Information Processing

Telephone: 010-62635893
Address: Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
95 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, P.R. China


To meet the urgent need of network society for mass information processing, Intelligent Massive Information Processing (IMIP) is set up as an important research direction by Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA), which has also been listed as one of the three great breakthroughs during the Twelve-Five planning of CASIA. 

The strategic objective of IMIP is to build a semantic computing platform for massive multimodal data, which is open, parallel, and extensible. This platform is designed to realize a unified expression for rich media, including texts, speeches, images, and videos. Such work will break through the "bottleneck" of learning and inferences for massive semantic knowledge. This will ultimately set theoretical foundation for efficient processing of social perception data, which is massive, complex, multisource, heterogeneous, and spatiotemporal correlated. IMIP sets its research focus on large-scale knowledge acquisition and management, large-scale machine learning and knowledge inference, natural language understanding, application modeling, and large-scale distributed parallel processing. The outcomes of this research will find widespread applications in  big data analyzing and processing.
The graduate program for IMIP is allocated with separate quotas, with special concern on the cultivation of comprehensive qualities and innovation abilities of graduate students. This will provide an all-around resource sustainment and broad space for students’ future development. 

Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System
Computer Application

 Semantic Computing for Big Data

Research Areas

  • Semantic Computing for Big Data
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Processing


1990.09 - 1992.08  Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,   M.S.
1992.09 - 1996.07  Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  Ph.D.


1996.08 -- 1998.08   Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,    Postdoctor, Associate Professor
1998.08 -- 2012.03   Department of Computer Science,University of Science and Technology Beijing,   Professor, Deputy Director
2001.09 -- 2002.09   Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan,    Visiting Researcher
2012.03 -- present    Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,   Professor,  Deputy Director


From 1990 to 1992, he studied in the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CASIA) for master’s degree. From 1992, he studied for doctor’s degree in the field of pattern recognition and intellident system under supervision of Dai Ruwei, acadimician of CAS, who is a leading authority in pattern recognition. He proposed “Network Integration based on Supervised Learning” , which greatly improved the recognition rate of off-line handwritten character. He received his doctor’s degree in 1996. 

From 1996 to 1998, he continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow in Institute of Acoustics, CAS.

From 1998 to 2012, he was a profesor in Department of Computer Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing.He went abroad as a visiting researcher for one year in Central Research Laborotary,Hitachi Ltd.,Tokyo, Japan in 2001. 

From 2012, he is a professor in Institute of Automation, CAS. He is the chair professor of Intelligent Massive Information Processing Department. He is also the deputy director of Interactive Digital Media Technology Research Center. His research interests include semantic computation, pattern recognition, machine learning, and image proccesing. He has published over 50 papers in Chinese journals, international journals and conferences.


Yi Zeng, Hao Wang, Hongwei Hao, Bo Xu. Statistical and Structural Analysis of Web-based Collaborative Knowledge Bases Generated from Wiki Encyclopedia. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Macau, China, 2012, 553-557.

Yi Zeng, Hongwei Hao, Ning Zhong, Xu Ren, Yan Wang. Ranking and Combining Social Network Data for Web Personalization. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Data-driven User Behavioral Modelling and Mining from Social Media, Hawaii, USA, 2012, 15-18.

Zhi-Bin Wang, Hong-Wei Hao, Xu-Cheng Yin, Shu Tian, Pedestrian Analysis and Counting System with Videos, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Doha, Qatar, 2012, 91-99.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Kaizhu Huang, Hong-Wei Hao, Khalid Iqbal, Zhi-Bin Wang, Classifier Ensemble Using a Heuristic Learning with Sparsity and Diversity, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Doha, Qatar, 2012, 100-107.

Xi Xu, Hong-Wei Hao, Xu-Cheng Yin, Ning Liu, Shawkat Hasan Shafin, Automatic segmentation of cervical vertebrae in X-ray images,International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Brisbane, Australia, 2012,1-8.

Xuwang Yin, Xu-Cheng Yin, Hong-Wei Hao, Khalid Iqbal, "Effective text localization in natural scene images with MSER, geometry-based grouping and AdaBoost," International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Tsukuba, Japan, 2012, 725-728.

Hong-Wei Hao, Cui-Xia Mu, Xu-Cheng Yin, Sheng Li, and Zhi-Bin Wang , An Improved Topic Relevance Algorithm for Focused Crawling, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Anchorage, USA, 2011, 850-855.

Hong-Wei Hao, Cui-Xia Mu, Xu-Cheng Yin, and Zhi-Bin Wang , Handwritten Chinese Character Identification with Bagged One-Class support vector machines, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, USA, 2011, 159-164.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Hong-Wei Hao, Jun Sun, and Satoshi Naoi , Robust vanishing point detection for mobilecam-based documents, 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Beijing, China,2011,136-140.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Tian-Tian He, Hong-Wei Hao, Xi Xu, Xiao-Zhong Cao, and Qing Li. Learning Based Visibility Measuring with Images. In: 2011 International Conference on Neural Information Processing , Shanghai, China, 2011, 711-718.

Zhi-Bin Wang, Hong-Wei Hao, Xu-Cheng Yin, Qian Liu, and Kaizhu Huang. Exchange rate prediction with non-numerical information, Neural Computing and Applications, 20(7):945-954,2011.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Qian Liu, Hong-Wei Hao, Zhi-Bin Wang, and Kaizhu Huang , FMI image based rock structure classification using classifier combination, Neural Computing and Applications, 20(7):955-963,2011.

Hong-Wei Hao, Qian Liu, Xu-Cheng Yin, Zhi-Bin Wang, Kaizhu Huang , Ellipse Detection with an Improved Randomized Hough Transform for Intellectual phacoemulsification Surgery systems, 17th International Conference on Image Processing, Hong Kong, China, 2010, 1449-1452.

Zhi-Bin Wang, Hong-Wei Hao, Xu-Cheng Yin, Qian Liu, Kai-zhu Huang , Exchange Rate Forecasting Using Classifier Ensemble, 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009 , 884-891.

Zhi-Bin Wang, Hong-Wei Hao, Xu-Cheng Yin, Qian Liu , An Intelligent Recognition System for the Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery, 2009 Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition, Nanjing, China,2009, 741-745.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Hong-Wei Hao, Yun-Feng Tang, Jun Sun, Satoshi Naoi , Rejection Strategies with multiple classifiers for handwritten character recognition, 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Barcelona, Spain, 2009 , 1126-1130.

Xu-Cheng Yin, Qian Liu, Hong-Wei Hao, Zhi-Bin Wang, Kai-zhu Huang , A Rock Structure Recognition System Using FMI Images, 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Bangkok, Thailand,2009, 838-845.

Hualei Shen, Hongwei Hao, Lihong Wei, Zhibin Wang , An Image Based Classification Method for Cataract, 2008 International Symposium on Computer Science and Computational Technology, Shanghai, China, 2008, 583-586. 

Cheng-Lin Liu, Hongwei Hao, Hiroshi Sako, Confidence transformation for combining classifiers, Pattern Analysis and Applications, 7(1) , 2-17,2004.

Hongwei Hao, Ruwei Dai, An integration approach to handwritten Chinese character recognition system, Science in China, 41(1), 101-105 ,1998..

Hong-Wei Hao , Xu-Hong Xiao , and Ju-Wei Tai , Handwritten Chinese character recognition by metasynthetic approach, Pattern Recognition, 30(8), 1321-1328,1997.