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​Dean of NTU College of Engineering receives the Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Published on: 11-May-2017

The Dean of College of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), Professor Chen Tsuhan, received the Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award 2017, given by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) recently. This award is presented to an individual with a sustained record of leadership and service to ECEDHA (primary) and to electrical and computer engineering (secondary).

Prof Chen giving his thank-you speech

Prof Chen is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor at NTU Singapore. He is also a member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, and Fellow of IEEE. Prof Chen was elected to the Board of Governors, 2007-2009, and a Distinguished Lecturer, 2007-2008, both with the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as Vice President in 2012-2013, and as President in 2013-2014, of the ECE Department Head Association.

Prof Chen founded the Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing, and the Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop, both in the IEEE Signal Processing Society. His endeavour later evolved into founding of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, both joining the efforts of multiple IEEE societies. Prof Chen was appointed the Editorin-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2002-2004, during which the journal grew from 400 pages and 4 issues a year, to 1200 pages and 6 issues a year.

Before serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Prof Chen also served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He co-edited a book titled Multimedia Systems, Standards, and Networks.

Prof Chen has published more than three hundreds of technical papers and holds 26 U.S. patents. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1987, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, in 1990 and 1993, respectively.

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