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Dr. Hairong Qi

Gonzalez Family Professor

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Contact Information

Personal Page
Mailing Address:
Min H. Kao Building, Room 304
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Office Phone: 865-974-8527
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Collaborative Information Processing in Sensor Networks


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1999
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Northern JiaoTong University, Beijing, China, 1995
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Northern JiaoTong University, Beijing, China, 1992


Hairong Qi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Northern JiaoTong University, Beijing, China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1999. She is currently the Gonzalez Family Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests are in advanced imaging and collaborative processing, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and machine learning.


Dr. Qi is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. She also received the Best Paper Awards at the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in 2006, the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC) in 2009, and IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensor (WHISPERS) in 2015. She is awarded the Highest Impact Paper from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 2012.


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