Laboratory Director


ZHANG Xiaolin, born in September 1963, leads the Bionic Intelligence Microsystem Research Group, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and a councillor of Japanese Society of Clinical Physiology. After graduated from Northeast Dianli University in 1985, he became an engineer at Shanghai Electric Power Co. Ltd. In 1996, he went to Japan and continued his study at the Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University. He received a master’s degree and a doctor’s degree in Engineering, respectively in 1989 and 1995. From 1989 to 1992, he was an assistant professor at Intelligent Machine Lab, Yokohama National University. During 1995 and 2003, he worked as an assistant professor and later as a lecturer at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. From 2003 to 2013, he served as an associated professor and later as a full professor in Precision Engineering Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2012, he became a researcher and a Ph.D supervisor at Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received the Best Paper Award 2000 from Japanese Society of Clinical Physiology Society, the Best Paper Award 2006 from ICARCV, and best paper awards from other international conferences. He was an officer of IEEE Tokyo Office during 2005 and 2006. He invented the bionic binocular vision control theory and developed a fully automated 3D camera system, which was commercialised and won the Product Award at the 2013 Beijing BIRTV International Video Equipment Exhibition. He is the chief scientist of the University Innovation Program (2007-2009, 150 million JPY) sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and the chief scientist of AStep Project (2011-2013, 280 million JPY) also sponsored by JST. Since 2013 he is the head of the Technological Innovation Action Plan of Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology. Oct 2015, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Internet of Things System Technology Laboratory. From Jan 2016, he works as an Associate Professor of Bio-Vision System Laboratory of Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences successively. He has long been engaged in the research of Bionic Robot Vision and Binocular Vision Sensing Technology.