Lu ZHANG (张璐)

Associate professor
IETR lab (UMR CNRS 6164)
INSA de Rennes


Contact details:
Dépt. EII, INSA de Rennes,
20 avenue des Buttes de Coësmes,
CS 70839F – 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France
Phone: +33 2 23 23 88 12
Email: lu.ge@insa-rennes.fr

Research Interests

  • Image/video quality assessment
  • Saliency/Salient object detection in images/videos
  • Model observer/task-based approach
  • Image/video coding
  • Medical images, telemedicine
  • Human visual system (perception) understanding


Short Biography

Lu ZHANG is an associate professor (in french, “maître de conférences”) in the « Industrial computer science and electronics » department of the « National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rennes » in France.

She received the B.S degree from Southeast University and the M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China in 2004 and 2007, respectively. During her master studies, she worked on video coding and image processing. Then she participated in the Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) of National Instruments (NI) at Shanghai.

From October 2009 to November 2012, she was a PhD student of the LISA and CNRS IRCCyN labs in France, working on the model observers for the medical image quality assessment. She received the « Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of France » award (in french, “prix de thèse”) presented by IEEE France Section, SFGBM, AGBM and GdR CNRS-Inserm Stic-Santé in 2013.

Then she worked on the quality of experience (QoE) in telemedicine before she joined INSA and IETR in September 2013.

As a part of the « VAADER » research group of the IETR lab, she’s now supervising 6 PhD students. She is a member of the international VQEG (Video Quality Experts Group).