Shih-Fu Chang

The Richard Dicker Professor of Telecommunications and Senior Executive Vice Dean
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Shih-Fu Chang is the Senior Executive Vice Dean and the Richard Dicker Professor of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. He directs the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab, with research focused on multimedia information retrieval, computer vision, and machine learning. He was listed as the Most Influential Scholar in the field of Multimedia by Aminer in 2016. Results from his research have led to several startup companies that developed products and applications for image/video search engines, crime prevention, and brain machine interfaces. For his long-term contributions, he was awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM Multimedia Special Interest Group Technical Achievement Award, the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Amsterdam, and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. In his current capacity as Senior Executive Vice Dean of Columbia Engineering, he plays a key role in the School's strategic planning, research collaboration, and faculty development. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ACM, and IEEE.

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