Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Vision and language, 3D vision

1998 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Jianfei Cai is currently a Professor at the Faculty of IT, Monash University, where he previously served as the inaugural Head of the Data Science & AI Department. Before that, he was a full professor, a cluster deputy director of the Data Science & AI Research Center (DSAIR), Head of the Visual and Interactive Computing Division, and Head of the Computer Communications Division at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His major research interests include computer vision, multimedia, and visual computing. He has published more than 300 technical papers in international conferences and journals. He is a co-recipient of paper awards in ACCV, ICCM, IEEE ICIP and MMSP. He is currently on the editorial board of TPAMI and IJCV and has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE T-IP, T-MM, and T-CSVT as well as serving as Area Chair for CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACM Multimedia, IJCAI, ICME, ICIP, and ISCAS. He was the Chair of IEEE CAS VSPC-TC during 2016-2018. He also served as the leading TPC Chair for IEEE ICME 2012 and the best paper award committee chair/co-chair for IEEE T-MM 2020/2019. He is the leading General Chair for ACM Multimedia 2024. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

(Ad: Positions might be available for top PhD students and visiting students in computer vision and deep learning areas.)

(Personal webpage:

(Google Scholar:

(Office address: Room 201-B, 20 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3800)

(For DSAI Department matters, please send email to

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Missouri Columbia

Award Date: 19 May 2002

Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering, Southeast University (Jiangsu, China)

Award Date: 24 Apr 1997

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Award Date: 24 Jun 1994

Research area keywords

  • visual computing
  • computer vision
  • vision and language
  • 3D imaging and analysis
  • deep learning
  • Multimedia

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or