Shan Du

Assistant Professor

Computer Science
Office: FIP 324

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Computer Vision/Graphics; Machine Learning; Image/Video Processing; Signal Processing; Pattern Recognition; Biometrics; Video Surveillance System

Courses & Teaching

Web Programming; Software Engineering


Dr. Shan Du received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2009. She is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science, Math, Physics & Statistics, the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). Before joining UBC, she was working as an assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University, Canada and as a Research Scientist/Software Engineer with IntelliView Technologies Inc., Canada. Shan has more than 15 years research and development experience on image/video processing, image/video analytics, pattern recognition, computer vision and machine learning.


Google Scholar


PhD, The University of British Columbia

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Du’s research focuses on developing innovative technologies to address the most challenging issues in the field of data analytics (image/video/signal/natural language) and machine learning methodologies (deep neural network/sparse representation/transform learning/graph neural network). Her primary research interests include image/video processing, computer vision/graphics, machine learning, signal processing, biometrics, and biomedical image processing.

Selected Grants & Awards

Industry r&D Associates Grant, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF)

Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSERC-IRDF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Best Paper Award, 2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Member of IEEE Women in Engineering

Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2016-2020)

Associate Editor of IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2019-)

Area Chair and Session Chair of ICIP 2019


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