Guoying Zhao is currently an Acedemy Professor (from Sep. 2021) and (tenured) Full Professor (from 2017) with the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu, Finland, where she has been a senior researcher (2005-2007) and an Associate Professor (2014-2017). She is Co-Program chair of ICMI 2021 and Special Sesions/Panels chair for FG 2023. She was general chair for ICBEA (2019, 2020), Co-Chair for Late Breaking Restuls of ICMI 2019, and co-publicity chair for FG 2018. She has served as AE for PR, TCSVT and IVC journals and authored/edited three books and nine special issues in journals. Dr. Zhao was a co-chair for many international workshops at ICCV, CVPR, ECCV, ACCV and BMVC. Her students and researchers are frequent recipients of very prestigious and competitive fellowships, such as the Academy of Finland Postdoc position, the Nokia Scholarship, Endeavour Research Fellowship. Her research has been reported by Finnish TV programs, newspapers and MIT Technology Review. She is IAPR (the International Association for Pattern Recognition) Fellow, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) and IEEE Senior member.