Biosketch of Prof. Shih-Fu Chang
Shih-Fu Chang is the Richard Dicker Professor, Director of the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab, and Senior Vice Dean of Engineering School at Columbia University. He is an active researcher leading development of innovative technologies for multimedia information extraction and retrieval, while contributing to fundamental advances of the fields of machine learning, computer vision, and signal processing. In the past several decades, his group has developed some of the earliest image/video search engines, laying the foundation of the vibrant field of content-based visual search. Recognized by many paper awards and citation impacts, his scholarly work set trends in several important areas, such as compressed-domain video manipulation, video structure parsing, image authentication, large-scale high-dimensional data indexing, and semantic video search. His group demonstrated the top performance in the international video retrieval evaluation forum TRECVID (2008 and 2010). The video concept classifier library, ontology, and annotated corpora from his group have been used by many groups worldwide. He co-led the ADVENT university-industry research consortium with participation of more than 25 industry sponsors. He has received IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIG Multimedia Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, Service Recognition Awards from IEEE and ACM, and the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2006-8), Chairman of Columbia Electrical Engineering Department (2007-2010), Senior Vice Dean of Columbia Engineering School (2012-date), and advisor for several companies and research institutes. His research has been broadly supported by government agencies as well as many industry sponsors. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.