2010 Candidate for TCMC Chair

Shu-Ching Chen

Dr. Shu-Ching Chen is a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Florida International University (FIU), Miami, since August 2009. Prior to that, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in SCIS at FIU from 1999. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 and Master's degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, all from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory and Associate Director of The Center for Advanced Distributed System Engineering at SCIS. His main research interests include distributed multimedia database management systems, content-based image/video retrieval, multimedia systems, and multimedia data mining.
Dr. Chen has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Dr. Chen received the best paper award from 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. He has been a General Chair, Conference Chair, and Program Chair for more than 30 conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He was a member of a steering committee and several panels. He also serves/served as a member of technical program committee for more than 150 professional meetings. Many of these meetings are related to multimedia research areas. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management and Associate Editors/Editorial Board for other eleven journals. Dr. Chen also serves/served as a guest editor for ten journal special issues. He serves as the co-chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems.
Dr. Chen was awarded the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2005 and was co-recipient of the IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award in 2006. He was also awarded the Inaugural Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award from FIU in 2006, the University Outstanding Faculty Research Award from FIU in 2004, the Excellence in Mentorship Award from SCIS in 2006, Outstanding Faculty Service Award from SCIS in 2004, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from SCIS in 2002. He is the Fellow of Society for Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE Senior Member, and ACM Senior Member. Currently, he is an executive member of the Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing.
Position Statement
Through the technological advances in data acquisition, storage, computing, and analysis, huge amounts of multimedia data have become increasingly available and created new interesting technical possibilities in a variety of applications. This makes multimedia computing a very challenging and interesting field. If I were elected as the chair of TCMC, my main goal will be to work with researchers and practitioners in this field to promote multimedia computing research, technologies and applications with the help of the executive committee. In order to reach this goal, I will take the following actions.
1.      Continue to support existing and new multimedia conferences and help to build up premier and flagship IEEE multimedia conferences. This may require working with other IEEE societies to make it happen.
2.      Identify effective ways to provide useful information to members such as conferences, journal special issues, funding opportunities, job opportunities, research groups, new technologies, new tools, etc.
3.      Publicize TCMC activities and opportunities to attract more people to join TCMC, especially graduate students and young researchers. The TCMC will welcome their new ideas and suggestions.
4.      The TCMC will work with multimedia conference organizers to have young researcher forum (including Ph.D. students) so that they will have the opportunities to know their peer and also interact with the leaders in this field.
5.      Help to organize events (e.g., panels) in different meetings to discuss the challenges, opportunities, emerging topics, and future directions of multimedia research and development.
6.      Identify and recruit energetic volunteers and recommend them to multimedia conferences as organizing committee members and/or program committee members.
7.      Help to promote and build up the collaborations between academia and industries in multimedia computing.