TCMC Chair Candidates
Dr. Mei-Ling Shyu
Dr. Mei-Ling Shyu has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Miami (UM) since June 2005. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in ECE at UM dating from January 2000. She received her Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. in 1999, and her three master degrees from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management from Purdue University in 1992, 1995, and 1997, respectively. Her research interests include data mining, multimedia information systems, multimedia networking, database systems, and security. She has authored and co-authored more than 200 technical papers published in various prestigious journals, book chapters, and refereed conference/workshop/symposium proceedings.
Dr. Shyu received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award and ACM Distinguished Scientists Award in 2012. She was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI) in 2010 for her contributions to Multimedia Data Mining, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Management. She received the Best Paper Award from The IEEE International Conference on Information Integration and Reuse in August 2012, the Best Published Journal Article in IJMDEM for 2010 Award from IGI Global in April 2011, the "Best Student Paper Award" from the Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2009) in September 2009, the "Johnson A. Edosomwan Scholarly Productivity Award" from the College of Engineering at UM in 2007, and the "Metadata Management Award" from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2004.
Dr. Shyu serves as an Associate Editor for several journals including the IEEE SMC Transactions, Part C: Applications and Reviews, and International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management. She is also on the editorial board of many other journals. Furthermore, Dr. Shyu has been a guest editor of several journal special issues, and a program chair of more than ten international conferences, symposiums, and workshops, mostly in the areas of multimedia databases and knowledge management. She is a member of technical program committees for more than 100 international meetings.
As a member of the Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC), I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the Chair of TCMC. It is well-recognized that TCMC carries the important leadership role in the area of multimedia computing in order to meet the challenges due to the explosive growth of digital media collections and the widespread accessibility of digital media in social networks and internet. Such a leadership role requires the active involvement of all the TCMC members in academia and industry communities, which means TCMC must be member-centered and with high-valued memberships.
To achieve these objectives, I share the following views with you. We need to attract more researchers and practitioners in this area world-wide to join TCMC by (i) initiating mentoring programs to seek a group of senior members internationally who are willing to volunteer their time and share their ideas, experiences, and expertise to provide career guidance for young researchers and practitioners, and (ii) promoting closer and constructive collaborative interactions between the academic and industrial communities on interesting and challenging problems in various application domains. We should provide supports and involvements in multimedia computing related international conferences/symposiums/workshops to publicize and further TCMC as a leading TC for professionals in this area and to enable knowledge sharing/networking for our members. We should continue the communication channels (e.g., TCMC electronic newsletters) to allow the members to share their comments, ideas, and perspectives to enable effective and affordable services for our members. Such newsletters can be sent at least once per month to provide the most updated information to the members. Another important idea is to form an award sub-committee within TCMC to identify members with great contributions in research, teaching, practice, or services, and recognize their contributions by nominating them for various IEEE and Computer Society awards like Computer Entrepreneur Award, Technical Achievement Award, Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award, Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, etc.
I believe with the kind and continued supports from all of you, we will be able to implement and realize these initiatives to enhance TCMC to deliver better services and broader benefits of its members and the overall multimedia computing community.