CHAI Research Talk: Chang Wen Chen PhD, Chair Professor of Visual Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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             CHAI Summer 2024 Seminar

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DATE:                  Monday, July 22, 2024, Noon-1:00 PM

SPEAKER:          Chang Wen Chen PhD, Chair Professor of Visual          Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

TITLE:                 New Paradigm in Visual Computing: From Algorithms to Systems with New Technical Challenges                                    

IN PERSON:       Golisano Hall (070), Room CYB-1710/1720

HOSTS:              Zhiqiang Tao, Assistant Professor, School of Information, and Qi Yu, PhD, Associate Director, CHAI; Professor, School of Information; Director, Graduate Program; Director, Machine Learning and Data Intensive Computing (MINING) Lab

ABSTRACT:       Visual computing, traditionally, is a generic term for all computer science disciplines dealing with images, videos, and other types of visual data. These disciplines mainly include computer graphics, image processing, visualization, computer vision, virtual and augmented reality, and video analytics. This talk shall analyze contemporary visual computing systems from several systematic perspectives. First, contemporary visual data acquisition has shifted from the laboratory in the early days to the fields in recent years with new technical challenges emerging on the visual sensing front. Second, massive visual data acquired for a very diverse range of applications require high-performance computation of visual data via cloud computing. Such extension of visual computing to both the front-end and the back-end of the contemporary system now demands pervasive networking to effectively transport such volumetric visual data back and forth. Therefore, the networking of visual data has now become a critical component in the new paradigm of contemporary visual computing systems which has not been adequately studied before. The investigation of visual computing systems now needs to be vitally deepened to facilitate the researchers to traverse across new domains of exploitation. Several examples of emerging applications with unique design principles will be presented to illustrate the technical challenges we are facing and the potential broad impacts that contemporary visual computing systems are capable of creating in this new era.

BIO:                 Chang Wen Chen received his BS from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1983, MSEE from the University of Southern California in 1986, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He is currently Chair Professor of Visual Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He served as Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen from 2017-2020. He also served as an Empire Innovation Professor at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York from 2008-2021. He was Allen Henry Endow Chair Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology from 2003-2007.  He was on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester from 1992-1996 and at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1996-2003. His research interests include multimedia communica- tion, multimedia systems, Internet of Video Things (IoVT), image/video processing, computer vision, deep learning, multimedia signal processing, and immersive mobile video. He is an IEEE Fellow (2005), a SPIE Fellow (2007), and a member of the Academia Europaea (2021).

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July 22, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: CYB-1710-1720

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