Na Li,Assistant Professor, Ph.D. 

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
11th Floor, F Building, 1068 Xueyuan Boulevard, University Town of Shenzhen, Xili Nanshan,
Shenzhen 518055, China

Research Areas

Multimedia signal and information processing, human-computer friendly video coding, video understanding, machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning


2009/09 – 2014/07 Institute of Automation (IA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing China, Ph.D. in Computer Science.

2005/09 – 2009/07 Hunan University, Changsha China, B.S. in Computer Science.


Work Experience

2019/04 – 2019/09 ​ University of Southern California (USC) , USA, Visiting Scholar.

2016/09 – Present Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenzhen China, Assistant Professor.

2014/07 – 2016/09 Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenzhen China, Postdoctoral Fellow.



[1] N. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Zhu, W. Luo, S. Kwong. “Reinforcement Learning based Coding Unit Early Termination Algorithm for High Efficiency Video Coding”. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCIR), 2019, 60:276-286. (SCI EI, SCI IF: 2.259)

[2] N. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, C.-C. J. Kuo. “On Energy Compaction of 2D Saab Image Transforms,”Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC). Nov.18-21, 2019, Lanzhou, China.

[3] Y. Zhang, N. Li, S. Kwong, G. Jiang, and H. Zeng, "Statistical Early Termination and Early Skip Models for Fast Mode Decision in HEVC INTRA Coding," ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (ACM TOMM), Vol. 15, No.3, Sept. 2019. (SCI IF 2.250) 

[4] Y. Zhang, Z. Pan, N. Li, X. Wang, G. Jiang, S. Kwong, “Effective Data Driven CU Size Decision Approaches for HEVC Intra Coding,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits System and Video Technology (IEEE T-CSVT), vol. 28, no.11, pp. 3208-3222, Nov. 2018. (SCI IF 3.599)

[5] N. Li, Y. Zhang, W. Luo, N. Guo, “Instant Coherent Group Motion Filtering by Group Motion Representations,” in Neurocomputing, Vol.266, pp.304-314, Nov 2017. (SCI IF 3.317)

[6] L. Zhu, Y. Zhang, N. Li, G. Jiang, S. Kwong, “Machine Learning Based Fast H.264/AVC to HEVC Transcoding Exploiting Block Partition Similarity,” in Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCIR), Vol.38, pp.824-837, Jul 2016. (SCI IF 1.326)

[7] Y. Zhang, N. Li, Z. Peng, “Low Complexity H.264/AVC to HEVC Intra Frame Transcoding with Support Vector Machine,” in International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS2017), Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, Nanjing, Jun 2017.


1. N. Li, Y. Zhang, A Low Complexity Video Signal Coding and Processing Method, Dec. 2018, CN201811547398.5, PCT Application No. PCT/CN2019/121304.

2. Y. Zhang, N. Li, Chunlin Fan, A Data Driven Cascade Video Coding Scheme, Aug. 2017, Application No. 201710751982.1.

3. Y. Zhang, H. Zhang, N. Li, A Method, System and Device for Depth Image Super Resolution and Reconstruction, Apr. 2018, Application No. 201810398824.7.

4. Y. Zhang, C. Fan, N. Li, Depth Perceptual Quality Metric for 3D Video System, Feb. 2019, Patent No. ZL201710751972.8.

5. N. Li, Y. Zhang, Shengzhong Feng. An Approach to Filter Coherent Group Motion, Dec. 2018, Patent No. ZL201610728267.1.

6. X. An, N. Li, S. Feng. An Approach to Geomagnetic Threshold Adjustment,  Dec. 2017, Patent No. ZL201610111209.4.



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