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ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen recently delivered a keynote speech at the International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS).

His talk, "Visual Information Processing and Social Media," focused on visual data shared around social media networks that present an unprecedented opportunity to understand social interactions by providing a window into the lives of people. In his talk, Tsuhan outlined how to leverage the large amount of data available online, how to analyze how people interact socially with each other and with the data, and how to find the balance between data analysis and privacy to address both the technology opportunities and social concerns.

Tsuhan Chen has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, since January 2009, where he is the Director of the School, and the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering. From October 1997 to December 2008, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as Professor and Associate Department Head.

Tsuhan served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2002-2004. He also served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and as Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, and IEEE Trans. on Multimedia.

He received the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award in 2006 and the Eta Kappa Nu Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching in 2007. He was elected to the Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2007-2009, and a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2007-2008. He was elected as the Vice President of ECE Department Head Association in 2012, and currently serves as the President.

ICICS is a biennial event held since 1997, and is an opportunity for researchers around the world to exchange ideas and latest research results in areas such as multimedia systems, information systems, ­signal processing, communications, networking and related fields. The 2013 event was co-organized by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. For more information on ICICS 2013 visit­­­

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