Lu ZHANG (张璐)

Associate professor (HDR soutenue le 07/02/2020)

IETR lab (UMR CNRS 6164), VAADER team

INSA Rennes

Contact details:

20 avenue des Buttes de Coësmes, CS 70839F – 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France

Phone: +33 2 23 23 88 12

Email: lu.zhang@insa-rennes.fr

Research Interests:
  • Image/video quality assessment
  • Saliency/Salient object detection 
  • Model observer/Task-based approach
  • Image/video coding
  • Medical images, telemedicine
  • Human visual system or perception understanding and modeling

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. Then she participated in an European Space Agency (ESA) project and worked on the quality of experience (QoE) in telemedicine, before she joined INSA Rennes and the VAADER research team of the IETR lab in September 2013.

Since then, she has co-supervised eight PhD students who have already got their doctoral degrees, one postdoc and is now co-supervising six PhD students. She is a board member of the international VQEG (Video Quality Experts Group) and co-chair two working groups of VQEG. She is elected as a Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP TC) Member and EURASIP TAC (Technical Area Committees) VIP (Visual Information Processing) Member for the period of 2022-2024. She is designated as the responsible of the “Embedded and Connected Artificial Intelligence” Transversal Program of IETR laboratory since 2019. She is the head of the VAADER team of IETR laboratory since September 2023.