About Me

[Lei’s CV] [ANU Researcher] [D61/CSIRO Profile]

Lei Wang serves as a Research Fellow at the School of Computing, within the ANU College of Engineering, Computing, and Cybernetics. He is under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Liang Zheng (ANU) and Prof. Tom Gedeon (Curtin University).

Currently, he also holds the position of Computer Scientist at Active Intelligence Australia Pty Ltd in Perth. In this role, he leads research and development efforts in the field of commercial anomaly detection solutions. His project has successfully raised 1.2 million US dollars, and as a result, he was awarded the Incentive Unit Award.

In addition to his academic and research responsibilities, Lei Wang also contributes to the field as a Visiting Scientist in the Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG) at Data61 (formerly NICTA), a division of The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Since 2018, Lei has been dedicated to his work as a full-time Computer Vision Researcher with iCetana Pty Ltd in Perth. During this time, he also acted as a Visiting Researcher in MLRG at Data61/CSIRO and contributed as a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Prior to commencing his PhD at ANU and Data61/CSIRO, Lei received several competitive full PhD scholarships, including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre Scholarship, UWA International Fee Scholarship, University Postgraduate Award, Data61 PhD Scholarship, Data61 Top-up Scholarship, and ANU HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship.

Throughout his PhD candidature, Lei authored a significant number of first-author papers published in esteemed venues, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ACM MM, TPAMI, IJCV, and TIP. His research, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Piotr Koniusz (Data61/CSIRO & ANU), earned him the Sang Uk Lee Best Student Paper Award from ACCV’22.

Lei’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including action recognition in videos, anomaly detection, video image processing, one- and few-shot learning, deep learning, tensor learning, and domain adaptation.

He is an active member of both IEEE and ACM as a Student Member.


  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Computer Science, The Australian National University (ANU), 22 July 2019 - 12 Dec 2023
  • Master of Professional Engineering - MPE, Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia (UWA), 29 Feb 2016 - 16 March 2018


Recent News

I personally do not have any news; the most exciting updates are coming from my talented students!

  • 12/06/2024: As the ANU TechLauncher community (photo), we are a finalist in the Business & Industry category and an ACT Merit recipient in the Student & Education category for the 2024 iAwards (award certificate).
  • 27/05/2024: The MDPI open-access journal Electronics [Q2, h-index 83] has a special issue on ‘Motion-centric Video Processing’ (Guest Editors: Dr. Lei Wang, Prof. Tom Gedeon, Dr. Zhenyue Qin) now open for submission. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 December, 2024. Interested authors are encouraged to contact me for more details.
  • 22/05/2024: As the ANU TechLauncher community, we are a finalist for the 2024 iAwards.
  • 02/05/2024: One paper has been accepted at ICML 2024. Congratulations to my Summer Scholar Xiuyuan (Jack) Yuan!
  • 22/02/2024: My proposed project, “ActiveIntelligence: CAM-FALL (Camera-based Fall Alert System),” has been officially included in the 2024 Techlauncher program. Mr. Francis Williams, representing Active Intelligence Corp., will be the client for this project. Jushang Qiu will act as the ‘delegated client’ at ANU on behalf of Lei Wang.
  • 19/02/2024: I am the primary supervisor for six ANU students: Dexuan Ding, Qixiang Chen, Huilin Chen, Liyun Zhu, Jushang Qiu, and Liwen Luo. I am also supervising Yifan Chen and Arjun Raj on industry research projects.
  • 02/02/2024: Congratulations to Xiuyuan (Jack) Yuan for successfully completing the ‘Video Dynamics Distillation’ project for the ANU Summer Scholars Program!
  • 04/01/2024: My research group is currently at full capacity, and I do not have openings for research interns and assistants. All available industry research sponsorships will be prioritized for my existing students until the end of 2024.
  • 19/09/2023: Congratulations to Arjun Raj, Liyun Zhu, Liwen Luo, and Qixiang Chen, who were awarded the Active Intelligence Research Challenge Award as four master’s/honors students! Thanks to the research sponsorship provided by Active Intelligence Corp.
  • 18/09/2023: Congratulations to Xiuyuan (Jack) Yuan for being awarded the Summer Research Internship! Thanks to the ANU School of Computing for providing research funding.