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Chau Lap-Pui Dr. Chau Lap-pui

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: elpchau@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/elpchau

Lap-Pui Chau received the B. Eng degree with first class honours in Electronic Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He is a Fellow of IEEE. His research interests include fast visual signal processing algorithms, light-field imaging, VLSI for signal processing, and human motion analysis.

He was the chair of Technical Committee on Circuits & Systems for Communications (TC-CASC) of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2010 to 2012. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, and The Visual Computer (Springer Journal). Besides, he was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2009-2015, and a steering committee member of IEEE Transactions for Mobile Computing from 2011-2013.

   
Cai JianFei Dr. Cai Jianfei

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: asjfcai@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/asjfcai

Dr. Cai received his PhD degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His major research interests include digital media processing, multimedia compression, communications and networking technologies. He has published over 80 technical papers in international conferences and journals. He has actively participated in program committees of various international conferences, and he was the track co-chair for IEEE ICME 2006 & ICME 2008, the technical program co-chair for Multimedia Modeling (MMM) 2007 and the conference co-chair for Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2007. He is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT).

   
   
Chen TsuHan Dr. Chen Tsuhan

Professor and Dean
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: TsuHan@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/tsuhan

Tsuhan Chen is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering, and the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering at the Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, since January 2009, and served as the Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2009 to 2013. He also directed the Advanced Multimedia Processing Laboratory, with research activities in the interdisciplinary field of visual computing, including: computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and image processing.

From 1997 to 2008, Tsuhan was a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he served as the Associate Department Head from 2007 to 2008. He founded and served as Director of the “ITRI Lab @ CMU,” a collaborative research laboratory sponsored by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He was also the Director of the International Collaboration on Advanced Security Technology (iCAST), at CyLab CMU, sponsored by Taiwan’s National Science Council. Tsuhan founded the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. He was appointed the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2002-2004, during which the journal grew from 400 pages and 4 issues a year, to 1200 pages and 6 issues a year.

Tsuhan received the Charles Wilts Prize for outstanding independent research in Electrical Engineering leading to a Ph.D. degree at the California Institute of Technology in 1993. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, titled “Multimodal and Multimedia Signal Processing,” from 2000 to 2003. He received the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award in recognition of excellence in engineering education at the Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, the Eta Kappa Nu Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching in 2007, and the Michael Tien Teaching Award in 2014. He was elected to the Board of Governors, 2007-2009, and a Distinguished Lecturer, 2007-2008, both with the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as Vice President in 2012-2013, and as President in 2013-2014, of the ECE Department Head Association. He is a member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, and Fellow of IEEE.

   
Cong Gao Dr. Cong Gao

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: gaocong@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/gaocong

Gao CONG is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Before joining NTU, he was an Assistant professor in Aalborg University, Denmark (2008-2009). Before that, he worked as a researcher at the Microsoft Research Asi/a, China. From 2004 to 2006, He worked as a postdoc research fellow in the database group within the University of Edinburgh. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from National University of Singapore in 2004. His current research interests include database, data mining, text mining, and information retrieval. He is active in the Database and Data Mining research community. His work was published in premier database, data mining, information retrieval and natural language processing conferences, such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ACM KDD, WWW, ACM SIGIR, ACM CIKM, ACL, etc. He also served as a PC member for the aforementioned conferences.

   
Jiang Xuding Dr. Jiang Xudong

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: exdjiang@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/exdjiang

Dr Jiang received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in 1983 and 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of German Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany, in 1997, all in electrical and electronic engineering. From 1998 to 2002, he was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Senior/Research Fellow where he developed a fingerprint verification algorithm that achieved the fastest speed with the second most accuracy in the Inte​rnational Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2000). From 2002 to 2004, he was a Lead Scientist and Head of the Biometrics Laboratory at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore.  He joined NTU as a faculty member in 2004 and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security (CIS) from 2005 to 2011. Dr Jiang has published over 100 international conference and journal papers. He is also an inventor of 7 patents (3 of them are United States patents). Dr Jiang is a senior member of IEEE and has been serving as Editorial Board Member, Guest Editor and Reviewer of multiple international journals, and serving as Program Committee member, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair of multiple international conferences.  His research interest includes pattern recognition, computer vision, image and signal processing, biometrics, face recognition and fingerprint recognition.

   
LamKwokYan Dr. Lam Kwok Yan

Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: KwokYan.Lam@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/KwokYan.Lam

Professor Lam Kwok Yan is a renowned Cyber Security researcher and practitioner. Professor Lam has collaborated extensively with law-enforcement a​​gencies, government regulators, telecommunication operators and financial institutions in various aspects of Infocomm and Cyber Security in the region. Prior to joining NTU, he has been a Professor of the Tsinghua University, PR China (2002-2010) and a faculty member of the National University of Singapore and the University of London since 1990. He was a visiting scientist at the Isaac Newton Institute of the Cambridge University and a visiting professor at the European Institute for Systems Security. In 1997, he founded PrivyLink International Ltd, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, specializing in​​​ e-security technologies for homeland security and financial systems. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd with a HK-based medical clinics operator. Soda (or Safe of Data App), the Winner of the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference, is a technology start-up which specialises in data security protection of mobile cloud users. In 1998, he received the Singapore Foundation Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of his R&D achievement in Information Security in Singapore. He received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990.

   
Lin Weisi Dr. Lin Weisi

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: wslin@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/wslin

Weisi Lin graduated from Sun Yat-Sen  University, China with B.Sc in Electronics and M.Sc in Digital Signal Processing, and from King’s College, London University, UK with Ph.D in Computer Vision. He served as the Lab Head of Visual Processing, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, before joining NTU. His areas of expertise include image processing, perceptual signal modeling, video compression, and multimedia communication, in which he has published 130 journal papers and 220 conference papers, filed 7 patents, and authored 2 books. He is an AE for IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters and Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, and a past AE for IEEE Trans. on Multimedia. He has also served as a Guest Editor for 8 special issues in international journals. He has been a Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICME 2013, PCM 2012, and QoMEX 2014. He has been an invited/keynote/tutorial speaker in 10+ international conferences, as well as a Distinguished Lecturer of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), 2012-2013. He has been the project leader of 10+ major projects in digital multimedia technology development successfully delivered to industries.

Tan Yap Peng Dr. Tan Yap Peng

Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: eyptan@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/eyptan

Dr. Tan is currently Associate Chair (Academic) of School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. From 1995 to 1997, he was the recipient of an IBM Graduate Fellowship from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, and was with Intel and Sharp Labs of America from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Tan served as the symposium, finance, program, and general chair of various IEEE international conferences. He has published more than 100 internationally refereed research papers and invented or co-invented 13 US patents. Dr. Tan is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society's technical committee on Visual Signal Processing and Communications, an editorial board member of EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.

   
Wen YongGang Dr. Wen Yonggang

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: ygwen@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ygwen

Dr. Wen is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to his present position, he has worked in a few networking companies in the USA, including Cisco, Sycamore Networks, and Lucent. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2008, his M.Phil. degree in information engineering from Chinese University of Hong Kong and B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering and information science from University of Science and Technology of China in 2001 and 1999, respectively. His research interest includes cloud computing, multimedia network and green data centre.

   
Yap Kim Hui Dr. Yap Kim Hui

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: ekhyap@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ekhyap

Dr. Yap received the Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering (University Medal Winner and First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1998, and Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2002. Since then, he has been working as an Assistant Professor in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main research interests are image/video processing, media content analysis, computer vision, human-computer interaction, and computational intelligence. As the Group Leader in Content-Based Analysis in the Center for Signal Processing, NTU, he has worked on many projects encompassing image/video content analysis and understanding, media indexing and retrieval, and image processing and computer vision. He has a good track record of publications, with close to 50 articles in various well-known international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has also edited a book entitled “Intelligent Multimedia Processing with Soft Computing” published by Springer-Verlag in 2005.

   
Yuan Junsong Dr. Yuan Junsong

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Email: jsyuan@ntu.edu.sg
HOME PAGE: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/jsyuan

Junsong Yuan joined NTU as a Nanyang Assistant Professor in Aug. 2009. He is currently the program director of video analytics at School of EEE, NTU. He received Ph.D. from Northwestern University, USA and M.Eng. from National University of Singapore. Before that, he graduated from the special program for the gifted young in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China. Dr. Yuan’s research interests include computer vision, video analytics and mining, human computer interaction, biomedical image analysis, etc. Since Aug. 2009, he has been the PI or Joint-PI of over S$4.3M research grants, sponsored by Singapore Ministry of Education (MoE), Media Development Authority (MDA), Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), National Research Foundation (NRF), Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Labs, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Microsoft Research Redmond, USA, and Nanyang Technological University.