Yuan Zong


       Ph.D. Student,

       Affective Information Processing Lab,

       Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education,

       School of Biological Sciences and Medical Engineering,

       Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.

       SupervisorsProf. Wenming Zheng and Prof. Zhen Cui



I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering both from Nanjing Normal University , Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Since 2014, I have become a Ph.D. student of Affective Information Processing Lab (AIPL)Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education, School of Biological Sciences and Medical Engineering  in Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China under the supervision of Prof. Wenming Zheng and Prof. Zhen Cui. From 2016 to 2017, I was working as a Joint PhD student in the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS), University of Oulu, Finland, under the supervision of Prof. Guoying Zhao, which is funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Research Interests

My main interests include affective computing, pattern recognition, and computer vision.


  1. Yuan Zong, Wenming Zheng, Xiaohua Huang, Jingang Shi, Zhen Cui, and Guoying Zhao. “Domain Regeneration for Cross-Database Micro-Expression Recognition, ” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 2484 – 2498, 2018. [PDF[Code is coming soon…]
  2. Yuan Zong, Xiaohua Huang, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Guoying Zhao. “Learning from Hierarchical Spatiotemporal Descriptors for Micro-Expression Recognition,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2018.2820321 [Code is coming soon…]
  3. Wenming Zheng, Yuan Zong, Xiaoyan Zhou and Minghai Xin. “Cross-Domain Color Facial Expression Recognition Using Transductive Transfer Subspace Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 21 – 37, 2018. [PDF] [Code is coming soon…]
  4. Jingang Shi, Xin Liu, Yuan Zong, Chun Qi, and Guoying Zhao. “Hallucinating Face Image by Regularizatin Models in High-Resolution Feature Space,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 2980 – 2995, 2018. [PDF]
  5. Yang Li, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, Yuan Zong, and Sheng Ge. “EEG Emotion Recognition Based on Graph Regularized Sparse Linear Regression,” Neural Processing Letters, 2018. (Accepted) [PDF]
  6. Yang Li, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, Yuan Zong, and Tong Zhang. “A Novel Neural Network Model based on Cerebral Hemispheric Asymmetry for EEG Emotion Recognition,” in IJCAI, 2018. [PDF]
  7. Na Liu, Yuan Zong, Baofeng Zhang, Li Liu, Jie Chen, Guoying Zhao, and Junchao Zhu. “Unsupervised Cross-Corpus Speech Emotion Recognition Using Domain-Adaptive Subspace Learning,” in IEEE ICASSP, 2018. [PDF]
  8. Na Liu, Baofeng Zhang, Yuan Zong, Li Liu, Jie Chen, Guoying Zhao, and Junchao Zhu. “Super Wide Regression Network for Unsupervised Cross-Database Facial Expression Recognition,” in IEEE ICASSP, 2018. [PDF]
  9. Tong Zhang, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, Yuan Zong, and Yang Li. “Spatio-Temporal Recurrent Neural Network for Emotion Recognition,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2017.2788081. [PDF]
  10. Yuan Zong, Xiaohua Huang, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Guoying Zhao. “Learning a Target Sample Re-Generator for Cross-Database Micro-Expression Recognition,” in ACM Multimedia, 2017. [PDF] [Code is coming soon…]
  11. Tong Zhang, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, Yuan Zong, Jingwei Yan, and Keyu Yan. “A Deep Neural Network-Driven Feature Learning Method for Multi-View Facial Expression Recognition,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 2528 – 2536, 2016. [PDF]
  12. Yuan Zong, Wenming Zheng, Tong Zhang, and Xiaohua Huang. “Cross-Corpus Speech Emotion Recognition Based on Domain-Adaptive Least Squares Regression,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp.585 – 589, 2016. [PDF] [Code]
  13. Yuan Zong, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Qiang Li. “Double Sparse Learning Model for Speech Emotion Recognition,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 16, pp. 1410 – 1412, 2016. [PDF]
  14. Yuan Zong, Wenming Zheng, Xiaohua Huang, Keyu Yan, Jingwei Yan, and Tong Zhang. “Emotion Recognition in the Wild via Sparse Transductive Transfer Linear Discriminant Analysis,” Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 163 – 172, 2016. [PDF]
  15. Ping Lu, Wenming Zheng, Ziyan Wang, Qiang Li, Yuan Zong, Minghai Xin, and Lenan Wu. “Micro-expression Recognition by Regression Model and Group Sparse Spatio-temporal Feature Learning,” IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. 99E-D, No.6, pp.1694 – 1697, 2016. [PDF]
  16. Keyu Yan, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Yuan Zong. “Cross-Database Facial Expression Recognition via Unsupervised Domain Adaptive Dictionary Learning,” in ICONIP, 2016. [PDF]
  17. Jingwei Yan, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, Chuangao Tang, Tong Zhang, Yuan Zong, and Ning Sun. “Multi-clue Fusion for Emotion Recognition in the Wild,” in ACM ICMI, 2016. [PDF]
  18. Yuan Zong, Wenming Zheng, Xiaohua Huang, Jingwei Yan, and Tong Zhang. “Transductive Transfer LDA with Riesz-based Volume LBP for Emotion Recognition in The Wild,” in ACM ICMI, 2015. [PDF]

Awards & Honors

  • National Graduate Scholarship (2017)
  • The Video based Emotion Recognition Challenge Second Runner-up Poisition of EmotiW Challenge at ACM ICMI (2016) 
  • Three-good Graduate Student of Southeast University (2016)
  • Scholarship Awardee Selected by China Scholarship Council (China Scholarship Council, 2016)
  • Chien-Shiung Wu · BME Scholarship (2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate with Master Degree of Nanjing Normal University (2014)
  • Excellent Graduate Student of Nanjing Normal University, (2013)
  • National Graduate Scholarship (2013)


Email: xhzongyuan[AT]seu[DOT]edu[DOT]cn, or xhzongyuan[AT]163[DOT]com

Office: Room 103(South), Liwenzheng Building, Sipailou Campus of Southeast University, No. 2 Sipailou, Nanjing, P.R. China.

Last Modified: 2018-04-19