Dr. Qi directs the Advanced Imaging and Collaborative Information Processing (AICIP) Lab at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests are in collaborative signal and information processing, computer vision and machine learning, and remote sensing. Dr. Qi's research has been supported by NSF, DARPA, IARPA, ONR, NASA, DHS, etc. 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'06), the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC'09), and IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensor (WHISPERS'15). She is awarded the Highest Impact Paper from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 2012. Dr. Qi has published over 200 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, including two co-authored books with Dr. Wesley Snyder in Computer Vision. Dr. Qi is a Fellow of IEEE.