Biosketch of Prof. Shih-Fu Chang

Shih-Fu Chang is the Dean of Columbia Engineering, leading the education, research, and innovation mission and execution of its strategic vision, Engineering for Humanity. He has contributed significantly to the growth and advancement of the School, propelling it to be one of the top engineering programs in the nation. He received his BS from National Taiwan University in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.

He is the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor with appointments in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. As one of the most influential experts in multimedia, computer vision, and artificial intelligence, his research has led to spin-off companies and licensed technology in multimedia search and recognition. The image search tools developed by his group have been used by law enforcement agencies in fighting online human trafficking crimes. He has also developed AI tools for online disinformation detection and attribution.

Dean Chang is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and IEEE, and an elected member of Academia Sinica. He receives the Kiyo Tomiyasu Award from IEEE, the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Amsterdam, and the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. He is also the inaugural director for the Columbia Center of AI Technology in collaboration with Amazon.


150 word bio