“Tsinghua-CUHK Joint Research Center for Media Sciences, Technologies and Systems” brings the experts and researchers on multimedia from the Faculty of Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua Graduate School at Shenzhen together. The center devotes on the research and development of multimedia processing, creates innovative systems and research platforms and provides high-level training opportunities for students and talents.

Principal Scientist of Yahoo! Laboratory, Dr. Malcom Slaney was invited to visit MJRC.  His visit was accompanied by Prof. Helen Meng, Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering (Research), CUHK and "Peng Cheng Professor" of THSZ.

Dr. Malcolm Slaney's research interests focus on processing multimedia data.  Before Yahoo!, Dr. Slaney has worked at Bell Laboratory, Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, Apple Computer, Interval Research and IBM's Almaden Research Center.  His research interests include auditory modeling and perception, multimedia analysis and synthesis, compressed-domain processing, music similarity and audio search, and machine learning.

During the visit, Dr. Slaney presented a talk on "Multimedia at the size of the Internet", and shared with the students about Yahoo's experiences in this brave new world of multimedia everywhere, described promising new technologies, and discussed open research directions.

This seminar is the kickoff of the "Peng Cheng Professorship Seminars" series.  As a contribution from "Peng Cheng Professorship", Prof. Helen Meng will invite outstanding scholars and academics from both China and overseas to THSZ and MJRC.  A series of seminars or talks will also be delivered by these scholars during their visits.  This effort from Prof. Helen Meng will boost the national and international interactions and cooperation for MJRC and THSZ.

Delegation from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) visited Division of Information Science and Technology, THSZ and MJRC as well on September 18th, 2009.  The delegation was led by Prof. David, Dapeng Zhang, Chair of Department of Electronic Computing, HKPU.  Prof. Zhang is also an honorary Professor of THSZ.  Delegation members expressed their interests in future cooperation with MJRC.

Prof. David Feng visited MJRC

6/26/2009 10:54:00 PM  |  by Admin

Prof. David, Dagan Feng from University of Sydney visited MJRC on 26th June 2009.  He was invited to give a talk on "Research in Biomedical & Multimedia Information Technology".  Prof. Zhong Yuzhuo, representing Division of Information Science and Technology, presented a souvenir to Prof. Feng.

Prof. Feng was Chair of School of Information Technology, University of Sydney.  Currently, he is Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE), Associate Dean International IT, Faculty of Science, Chair of BMIT University of Sydney, visiting Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Editor of "IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine", Advisor of "International Journal of Image and Graphics", Chair of IFAC-TC-BIOMED and Fellow of ACS, HKIE, IEE and IEEE.  He is the author of more than 500 publications.

Dr. Lei Xie,associate professor from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) at Xi'an, visited Tsinghua-CUHK Joint Research Center for Media Sciences, Technologies and Systems (MJRC) on December 4, 2008.  Dr.Xie delivered a speech on "Speech-driven Talking Face for Interactive Human-Computer Communication" to the students of MJRC.

 Dr. Lei Xie is currently an Associate Professor in the Audio, Speech & Language Processing Group (ASLP), School and Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) at Xi'an.  He received Ph.D. degree from NWPU in 2004 in computer science.  From 2001 to 2002, he was with the Department of Electronics and Information Processing, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium as a visiting researcher.  From 2004 to 2006, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Media Technology (RCMT), School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.  From 2006 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Human-Computer Communications Laboratory (HCCL), Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is a member of IEEE, a member of SIG-CSLP and a senior member of CCF.  He also served as reviewers for many international referred journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech & Language Processing and Pattern recognition, etc. His current research interest includes talking face, multimedia retrieval, speech recognition, multimedia signal processing and pattern recognition.

Dr. Bo Yuan, lecturer from the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, was invited to deliver a lecture on "How to write a research paper" on December 2, 2008.

Dr. Bo Yuan received the B.E. degree from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Queensland, Australia, in 2002 and 2006 respectively.  From 2006 to 2007, he was a Research Officer on a project funded by the Australian Research Council at The University of Queensland.

He is currently a Lecturer in the Division of Information, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China.