Zhu Li is currently a Senior Staff Researcher with Samsung Research America's Multimedia Standards Research Lab in Dallas. He received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston in 2004. He was Senior Staff Researcher with FutureWei's Media Lab in Bridgater, NJ, from 2010-2012, and an Assistant Professor with the Dept of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2008 to 2010, and a Senior Research Engineer, Senior Staff Research Engineering, and then Principal Staff Research Engineer with the Multimedia Research Lab (MRL), Motorola Labs, Schaumburg, Illinois, from 2000 to 2008. His research interests include audio-visual analytics and machine learning with its application in large scale video repositories annotation, search and recommendation, as well as video adaptation, source-channel coding and distributed optimization issues of the wireless video networks. He has 20 issued or pending patents, 70+ publications in book chapters, journals, conference proceedings and standards contributions in these areas. He is an IEEE senior member, elected Vice Chair of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee (MMTC) 2008~2010, co-editor for the Springer-Verlag book on "Intelligent Video Communication: Techniques and Applications". He served on numerous conference and workshop TPCs and was symposium co-chair at IEEE ICC'2008, and on the Best Paper Award Committee for IEEE ICME 2010. He received the Best Poster Paper Award from IEEE Int'l Conf on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) at Toronto, 2006, and the Best Paper Award from IEEE Int'l Conf on Image Processing (ICIP) at San Antonio, 2007. He is a marathon runner and triathlon enthusiast, finished 1 full and 5 half-marathons, as well as 8 Olympic distance triathlon events.