Chen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Columbia University. He received his MS degree in
EECS from University of California, Berkeley in 1997 and a BEE degree
in EE from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. He is interested
in content-based image/video search and retrieval. In particular,
he is interested in template-based retreival and visualization techniques
for large collections of stock footage.
Shih-Fu Chang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia
University. His research focuses on multimedia signal processing
and communication, video indexing, wireless/mobile video, and multimedia
authentication watermarking. He is currently leading Columbia's
ADVENT industrial consortium and the Digital Video/Multimedia Group.
He contributes to digital video research in several cross-disciplinary
projects at Columbia, including Columbia's Patient Care Digital
Library (sponsored by the cross-agency DLI phase 2 program), Multimedia
Education Project supported by AT&T foundation, and Columbia's
Digital News System Project supported by NSF.
Prof. Chang has been
awarded a Young Investigator Award from Office of Naval Research
in 1998, a Faculty Development Award from IBM in 1995, and a CAREER
Award from the National Science Foundation in 1995. He has served
as an associated editor for several journals and has been a general
co-chair for ACM 8th Multimedia Conference 2000. He and his students
have been awarded three best paper awards from IEEE, ACM, and SPIE.
He currently serves as a Distinigushed Lecturer in the Multimedia
Track of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and an advisor for several
media companies. His group has worked closely with industrial partners
for the development of MPEG-7, the emerging multimedia content description
Beigi received her Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical
Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
in 1993. She received her Masters of Science in the field of Electrical
Engineering from Columbia University in 1995. She has been working
at IBM since 1994. She currently works at the IBM T.J. Watson Research
Center in the enterprise networking department and is part time
Ph.D. student at Columbia University.
worked on quality of service, policy based networking, service differentiation
and network monitoring and management. She works on various projects
at IBM such as Content Distribution Netwoks (CDNs), Pervasive Content
Delivery and Distributed Computing. She is currently working on
Enhanced Content Delivery using Content Metadata and Client Information.
B. Benitez is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Columbia University, New York, USA, since 1996. In
particular, she is currently a Kodak Graduate Fellow and a member
of the ADVENT project and the DVMM group. She was awarded a full
scholarship for graduate studies in the United States by the Spanish
financial institution, "la Caixa". She received her Telecommunications
Engineer degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
in Barcelona, Spain, in 1996.
Her current research
interests include integration of intelligent and distributed applications
for retrieval, navigation and synthesis of multimedia. She is an
active participant in the MPEG-7 standard where she has chaired
the AHG on MPEG-7 MDS Core Experiments and she is an editor of the
MDS part of the MPEG-7 standard. She is also a student member of
IEEE and ACM.
Ebadollahi is a PhD candidate in the Digital Video and Multimedia
Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.
He received his BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Tehran
Polytechnic in 1993, and his MS in EE from Columbia University in
December 1998. He joined the DVMM group as a PhD student in Summer
1999 where he works under the supervision of professor Shih-Fu Chang.
Shahram is ineterested in Multimedia Information Retrieval, Signal
and Image Processing and Computer Vision. He is specifically interested
in Medical Multimedia Content management. His PhD work focuses on
Summarization, Indexing, and Content-Based retrieval of Medical
Videos such as Echocardiograms. This work is part of the Columbia
Health Care Digital Library project, PERSIVAL, sponsered by "Digital
Library Initiative-2" led by NSF.
H.-M Hsu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Columbia University, New York, USA, since Spring
2002 and is also a member of DVMM group. Before that, he had worked
in a multimedia software company for years and focused on video
communication software developments and went through engineer,
project leader and RD manager. He received MS degree from Department
of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan
University, Taipei and is also an alumnus of Communication and
Multimedia Lab where he had intensive works on queuing analysis
of multimedia data over high speed LANs. His
current research task is news video indexing and summarization
where lightweight multi-modal clues are exploited to construct
semantic news units, summarization and further categorization,
invariant to noise and diverse production rules.
Kumar Rajendran is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Columbia University, New York, USA. He is part of
the ADVENT project and the DVMM group. He has a B.Tech. from the
Indian Institute of Technology, and M.S. Degrees in Operations Research
and in Computer Science from Columbia University. He has worked
as an intern at AT&T Labs and Philips Research. His
current research interests include video coding, video semantics
and uses of machine learning in multimedia retrieval. He is involved
in joint research with Phillips Research, U.S.A.
Xie is a Ph.D. student at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering,
Columbia University. She obtained her B.S. in EE from Tsinhgua University,
Beijing, China, 2000. Her current project focuses on sports
video structure analysis and event detection. She is generally
intersted in problems and their solutions related to multimedia
content representation, analysis, transmission, management using
signal processing, pattern recognition techniques.
Kim is currently a visiting research scientist in the Dept. of
Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He received the
B.S. degree in electronics from Kyungpook National University,
Taegu, Korea, in 1990 and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic
Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(KAIST), Taejon, Korea, in 1992. He is currently a member of the
Dept. of Broadcasting Media Technology at Electronics and Telecommunications
Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, since 1992. He is also a Ph.
D. student in the KAIST in part time. His research interests include
content-based video indexing, video summarization, multimedia
content description and MPEG-7. His current work in the ADVENT
group at Columbia University is development of content-based transcoding
for Universal Multimedia Access framework
Wang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Columbia University. He received his MS degree
in 2001 and a BE in 1999, both in EE from Tsinghua University.
Under the direction of Prof. Shih-Fu Chang, his research focuses
on issues relating to wireless/mobile multimedia communications.
In his spare time, he likes playing table tennis, tennis, swimming
and listening to music.
Zhang is a Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical Engineering
at Columbia University. He is interested in the research topics
related to multimedia analysis, He is currently doing research on
video text recognition and structure analysis and summarization
of sports video by Optical Character Recognition. He is also interested
in knowledge model with its application in multimedia analysis and
signal processing techniques. He received MS degree of Electrical
Engineer from University of Science and Technology of China, and
MS degree of Computer Science from University of National University
of Singapore. His Ph.D research work is under Prof. Shih-Fu Chang.
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