Roland ('Haoji') Hu was born in Chongqing, China, in 1979.

His research interests include biometrics (face and speaker recognition), image segmentation and digital watermarking. Dr. Hu has published more than 30 research papers in world-renowned journal and conferences, which include Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, CVPR, ICME, ICPR, ICASSP, ICIP, etc. He also serves as reviewer for world-renowned journals and conferences such as JVCI, TIFS, ICIP, ICME, etc.

Dr. Hu has obtained several national scientific projects and is the holder of 5 national patents.