Distinguished Lecture Series Advances of Multimedia Computing in Mobile Social Applications

Shih-Fu Chang, Ph.D.


Location and Time

Friday, April 11
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road EE 106
Boca Raton Campus

Lecture Overview

When digital cameras were invented almost four decades ago, one of the questions asked was - how will people share, store and view such photos without papers? Today, innovative applications using digital photos, videos, and rich media combinations are constantly making headlines. In this talk, I will first showcase some technical advances of multimedia computing through an array of emerging applications such as Google Goggles, Mobile Augmented Reality, Social Sentiment Analysis and Augmented TV News. I will also use such cases to highlight some of frontier challenges faced by researchers, such as searching billion scale multimedia databases, analyzing multimedia content beyond semantics, and enabling personalized interaction with large varieties of media sources online.


Shih-Fu Chang is the Richard Dicker Professor and Senior Vice Dean of the Engineering School at Columbia University. He is a leading researcher in multimedia information retrieval, making fundamental contributions to related fields of machine learning, computer vision, and signal processing. His group developed some of the earliest image search engines, laying the foundation of content-based image search. His work also set trends in many areas like compressed-domain video manipulation, video parsing, image authentication, large-scale indexing, and semantic analysis of multimedia content. He co-led Columbia's ADVENT university-industry research consortium with more than 25 industry sponsors, and is currently co-directing Columbia's "From Data to Solution" IGERT program funded by NSF. He received the Technical Achievement Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Technical Achievement Award from ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, Service Recognition Awards from IEEE and ACM, and the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and an IEEE Fellow.

Contact Information

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