National Cheng Kung University,       Tainan, Taiwan

Keynote Speaker:

Sheila S. Hemami

 

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Vitae:

    Sheila S. Hemami received the B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1990 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1992 and 1994 respectively. During her last year at Stanford, she was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Palo, Alto, California. Upon completing her Ph.D., she joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering department at Cornell where she currently directs the Visual Communications Lab.

 

    She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. She chaired the IEEE Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, and has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Hemami serves on many program committees and organizing committees in the fields of signal and image processing, compression, and perception.

    She has held visiting positions at Princeton University and Rice University (TI Distinguished Visiting Professor), and in 2001 she visited the Faculte de Sciences, Rabat, Morocco as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer.

     In 1997 she received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. She held the Kodak Term Professorship of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University from 1996-1999. In 2000 she received the Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award (a national award), and she has won numerous teaching awards at Cornell. She was a finalist for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer in 2003. In 2005 she received the Alice H. Cook and Constance E. Cook Award at Cornell University for her leadership of the Women in Science and Engineering committee.

 

    Hemami is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi.


Liang-Gee Chen

 

Professor of Electrical Engineering,

National Taiwan University

 

 

Vitae:

    

    Liang-Gee Chen received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1979, 1981, and 1986, respectively. In 1988, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. During 1993–1994, he was a Visiting Consultant in the DSP Research Department, AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. In 1997, he was a Visiting Scholar of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. During 2004-2006, he was executive Vice President and General Director of the Electronics Research and Service Organization (ERSO) of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. Since 2007, he serves as a Co-Program Director of the National SoC Program. Currently, he is Distinguished Professor at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. His research interests are DSP architecture design, video processor design, and video coding systems. 

    Dr. Chen has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology since 1996, as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems since 1999, and as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems II since 2000. He has been the Associate Editor of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing since 1999, and a Guest Editor for the Journal of Video Signal Processing Systems. During 2002-2004, he was also the Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE. He was the General Chairman of the 7th VLSI Design/CAD Symposium in 1995 and of the 1999 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems: Design and Implementation. He is the Past-Chair of Taipei Chapter of IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society, and is a member of IEEE CAS Technical Committee of VLSI Systems and Applications, the Technical Committee of Visual Signal Processing and Communications, and the IEEE Signal Processing Technical Committee of Design and Implementation of SP Systems. He is the Chair-Elect of the IEEE CAS Technical Committee on Multimedia Systems and Applications. During 2001–2002, he served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE CAS Society. He will be the TPC chair of 2009 IEEE ICASSP. He received the Best Paper Award from the R.O.C. Computer Society in 1990 and 1994. Annually from 1991 to 1999, he received Long-Term (Acer) Paper Awards. In 1992, he received the Best Paper Award of the 1992 Asia-Pacific Conference on circuits and systems in the VLSI design track. In 1993, he received the Annual Paper Award of Chinese Engineer Society. In 1996, 2000 and 2002, he received the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council, and in 2000, the Dragon Excellence Award from Acer. He is a member of Phi Tau Phi. He has over 350 publications and 20 patents.

 

 

 


Jhing-Fa Wang

 

Professor of Electrical Engineering,

National Cheng Kung University

 

Vitae:  

    Prof. Jhing-fa Wang is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). He got his bachelor and master degree from NCKU in Taiwan and Ph. D. from Stevens Institute of Technology USA in 1973, 1979 and 1983 respectively. He is now also the chairman of Tainan Section, IEEE. He was elected as IEEE Fellow in 1999 for his contribution on:”Hardware and Software Co-design on Speech Signal Processing”.

    He received Outstanding Research Awards and Outstanding Researcher Award from National Science Council in 1990, 1995, 1997, and 2006 respectively. He also received Outstanding Industrial Awards from ACER and Institute of Information Industry and the Outstanding Professor Award from Chinese Engineer Association, Taiwan in 1991 and 1996 respectively. He also received the culture service award from Ministry of Education, Taiwan in 2008.

    Prof. Wang was also invited to give the Keynote Speeches in PACLIC 12 in Singapore, 1998, UWN 2005 in Taipei , WirlessCom 2005 in Hawaii,IIH-MSP2006 in Pasadena,USA and ISM2007 in Taichung respectively. He also served as an associate editor on IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and IEEE Transactions on VLSI System and Editor in Chief on International Journal of Chinese Engineering from 1995 to 2000.

    He is now leading a research team sponsored by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) for the research on advanced multimedia technology on human-centric digital life at the grant about one million USA dollars.

    Prof. Wang’s research areas are on multimedia signal processing including speech signal processing, image processing, and VLSI system design. Concerning about the publication, he has published about one hundred journal papers on IEEE, SIAM, IEICE, IEE and about two hundreds international conference papers.

 


Jenq-Neng Hwang

 

Professor of Electrical Engineering,

University of Washington

Vitae:

    

    Dr. Jenq-Neng Hwang received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California. In the summer of 1989, Dr. Hwang joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle, where he has been promoted to Full Professor since 1999. He also served as the Associate Chair for Research & Development in the EE Department from 2003 to 2005. He has published more than 200 journal, conference papers and book chapters in the areas of image/video signal processing, computational neural networks, multimedia system integration and networking. Dr. Hwang received the 1995 IEEE Signal Processing Society's Annual Best Paper Award in the area of Neural Networks for Signal Processing.


     Dr. Hwang is also a founding member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as the Chairman of the Neural Networks Signal Processing Technical Committee in IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1996 to 1998, and was the Society's representative to IEEE Neural Network Council from 1996 to 2000. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 1992 to 1994, an Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks from 1992 to 2000, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 1998 to 2006. He is now an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Image Processing and an Editor for Journal of Information Science and Engineering. He is also on the editorial board of Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology. Dr. Hwang was the conference Program Chair of 1994 IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing held in Ermioni, Greece, September 1994. He was the General Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks held in Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., December 1995. He also chaired the tutorial committee for IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks (ICNN'96) held in Washington DC, June 1996. He is the Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Seattle 1998. He also served as the conference chairs for IASTED Signal & Image Processing Conference and IASTED Internet Multimedia Systems and Applications in 2006. He is the Special Session Co-Chair of ISCAS 2008 and Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2009. Dr. Hwang is a fellow of IEEE since 2001.

 

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