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 June 2011 and June 2014, respectively. Since September 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 October 2016 to September 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 speech signal processing.


  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, 2018. (Accepted)
  2. Yuan Zong, Xiaohua Huang, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Guoying Zhao. “Learning a Target Sample Re-Generator for Cross-Database Micro-Expression Recognition,” in Proc. of the 25th ACM Multimedia Conference (MM), 2017, pp. 872 – 880, ACM. [PDF] [Code is coming soon…]
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Proc. of the 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2015, pp. 491 – 496, ACM.
  7. 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, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TAFFC.2016.2563432.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Keyu Yan, Wenming Zheng, Zhen Cui, and Yuan Zong. “Cross-Database Facial Expression Recognition via Unsupervised Domain Adaptive Dictionary Learning,” in Proc. of the 23rd International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP), 2016, pp. 427 – 434, Springer. (Oral)
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Proc. of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2016, pp. 458 – 463, ACM.

Awards & Honors

  • National Graduate Scholarship (Ministry of Education of China, 2017)
  • Three-good Graduate Student (Southeast University, 2016)
  • Scholarship Awardee Selected by China Scholarship Council (China Scholarship Council, 2016)
  • Chien-Shiung Wu · BME Scholarship (Southeast University, 2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate with Master Degree (Nanjing Normal University, 2014)
  • Excellent Graduate Student (Nanjing Normal University, 2013)
  • National Graduate Scholarship (Ministry of Education of China, 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.