• Canada Research Chair Award, “Multimedia processing and communications”, 11/ 2001-10/2008.
  • CFI/ORF/Ryerson New Initiative Fund, “Centre for interactive multimedia information mining (C-iM2)”, 2006-2008.
  • CFI/Ryerson Operating/Research Grant for C-iM2, 2007-2012.
  • CFI/ORF/Ryerson Leading Edge Fund (T. Hernandez (PI), L. Guan and three others), “Centre for spatial analysis and business geomatics”, 2006-2008.
  • ORF-RE Program (E.M. Petriu (PI), L. Guan and 12 others), “Multimodal surveillance system for security-related research”, 2008-2013.
  • NSERC/Dr Robot Collaborative Research and Development Grant, “Vision guided mobile security robots”, 2007-2009.
  • NSERC Discovery Grant, “Modeling and recognizing human movement and actions”, 05/2005-04/2010.
  • Ministry of Education 111 Program (China, L. Guan (Co-PI)), “Digital media processing and resource management”, 2008-2012.
  • A-Start (Singapore, K.H. Yap (PI), L. Guan and three others), “Integrated content- and context-aware media retrieval systems for mobile media applications”, 05/2007-04/2010.