1 Personal Introduction


Welcome to my academic homepage!

I am an associate professor of electronics and information engineering at School of Information and Engineering, Wuyi University, since 2013.

Previously, I was a visiting scholar and  associate professor in LEBI lab, at University of Milan from June, 2016 to June, 2017. My supervisor is Professor Vincenzo Piuri.

And I have received Signal and Information Processing Ph. D degree at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics(Also named Beihang University) in June 2013. My supervisor was Professor Jingwen Li.

Since October 2007, I am an assitant professor at School of Information and Engineering, Wuyi University, Guangdong, China.

And before that, I received the Bachelor and Master degree in Signal and Information Processing, Optical Electronics Information and Communication Engineering from Shantou University, Guangdong, China in 2004, 2007 respectively.

My major research interests are focusing on machine learning/vision, biometric recognition, signal/video processing and statistical data analysis. I am also working on content based image retrieval. I have published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in premier conferences and journals. I won the  Young Excellent Teacher Award in 2014 by provincial government. I enjoy to develop efficient algorithms with nice theoretical guarantees to solve practical problems involved large scale data.


2 Education


  • Doctor degree in Signal and Information Processing, Sept. 2010 – Jun. 2013, Beihang University, Beijing, China: thesis: “Image Recognition based on Over-Complete Sparse Dictionary and Biomimetic Pattern Recognition”
  • Master degree in Signal and Information Processing, Sept. 2004 – Jun. 2007, Shantou University, China, graduated with first class honors
  • Bechelor degree in Optical Electronics and Information Engineering, Sept. 2000 – Jun. 2004, Shantou University, China, graduated with first class honors

3 Positions


  • Jun. 2017 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Information Engineering, Wuyi University
  • Jun. 2016 –Jun. 2017: Associate Professor & Visiting Scholar, Department of Computer Science, University of Milan
  • Nov. 2013 – May.2016: Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Information Engineering, Wuyi University
  • Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2010: Lecturer in Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Information Engineering, Wuyi University

4 Research Interest


My major research interests are focusing on machine learning/vision, deep learning, feature extraction, biometric recognition, signal/video processing and statistical data analysis. He is now working on real world face recognition, facial beauty prediction and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) automatic target recognition (ATR) via deep learning, biomimetic pattern recognition, sparse representation and overcomplete dictionary.

  • Weakly Supervised Learning
  • Deep Learning for Image Classification
  • Data Clustering and Analysis
  • Image Recognition and Image Understanding
  • Biomimetic pattern recognition
  • Sparse Representation
  • Real World Face Recognition
  • Facial Beauty Prediction(Classification) and Analysis
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) automatic target recognition (ATR)

5 Contact and Address


Yikui Zhai(翟懿奎), Ph. D (Beihang University)

Associate Professor, School of  Information and Engineering, Wuyi University

Yingbin Road No.22, Peng Jiang District, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China

Email: yikuizhai@163.com, or ykzhai@wyu.edu.cn

Phone: (+86) 180-2298-7593(M)