SIGMM Award 2011
SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
The 2011 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. Shih-Fu Chang. Dr. Shih-Fu Chang is currently professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the Columbia University, NY. The ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions over a researcher’s career, cites Dr. Chang’s "pioneering research and inspiring contributions in multimedia analysis and retrieval". The SIGMM award will be presented at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2011 that will be held Nov 28 – Dec 1 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Prof. Shih-Fu Chang has made significant contributions that shape directions in many key areas of multimedia, including multimedia search, video summarization, compressed-domain manipulation, and trustworthy media.His works have been highly influential, and with prestigious recognition and broad impact across research, education, and practical applications. In the 1990’s, he and his students developed several of the first image/video search engines, such as VisualSEEk, VideoQ, and WebSEEk. He has also been recognized with technical awards and best paper awards for inventing novel systems that combine content analysis, adaptive mobile communication, and multimedia summarization. Other significant contributions include large-scale concept-based video search engines (e.g., CuZero), a widely used library of image classification models (e.g., Columbia374 ), international multimedia indexing and communication standards (e.g., MPEG-7 and MPEG-21), and large multimedia ontologies (e.g., LSCOM ). His group demonstrated the best multimedia indexing performance in international benchmarking forums such as TRECVID (2008 and 2010). Chang also led the ADVENT university-industry research consortium with the participation of more than 25 industry sponsors. Many video indexing technologies developed by his group have been licensed to companies.
ACM is the professional society of computer scientists, and SIGMM is the special interest group on multimedia.
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