Ling Guan


  • BSc, Tianjin University, China, 1982
  • MASc, University of Waterloo, 1985
  • PhD, University of British Columbia, 1989
  • 1988-1992, Array Systems Computing, Inc, Canada
  • 1992-2001, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2001-, Ryerson University, Canada



Multimedia processing and communications, reality computing, image and video processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, human-computer interaction, visual information mining, intelligent healthcare systems, smart living, e-heritage.


  • Fellow of the IEEE
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Eengineering
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair in Multimedia (2001-2015)
  • IEEE Transcations on CSVT Best Paper Award (2005)
  • IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Medal (2014)
  • IEEE CAS Society Distinguished Lecturer (2010-2011)
  • Ryerson FEAS Research Excellence Award (2004)
  • Ontario Outstanding Researcher Award (2002)
  • Invitation Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1999)
  • British Telecom Research Fellowship (1994)
  • IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia Best Student Paper Award (2000)
  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia Best Paper Award (2007)
  • IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing Top 10% Paper Award (2012)
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Top 10% Paper Award (2015)
  • IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Multimeida Application and Design for Quality Living Best Paper Award (2017)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia Top 5% Paper (2017)