Fri, 27 May, 08:00 - 10:00 France Time (UTC +2)
Fri, 27 May, 06:00 - 08:00 UTC
Fri, 27 May, 02:00 - 04:00 New York Time (UTC -4)
Moderator: Athina Petropulu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA (in-person)
- Min Wu, University of Maryland, USA (in-person)
- Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (virtual)
- Shrikanth Narayanan, University of Sothern California, USA (in-person)
- Mike Polley, Samsung, USA (in-person)
- Shuicheng Yan, Sea AI Lab (SAIL), Singapore (in-person)
- Ana Pérez-Neira, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain (in-person)
Athina Petropulu is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Her interests include radar signal processing and PHY security. She received the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award (1995) from NSF and the U.S. White House, and the 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Meritorious Service Award. She is an AAAS Fellow. She is co-author of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award (B. Li), the 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award (F. Liu), and the 2021 Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Barry Carlton Best Paper Award. She is currently President-Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Min Wu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Distinguished Scholar- Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs for the University’s Clark School of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001. At UMD, she leads the Media, Analytics, and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests on information security and forensics, multimedia signal processing, and applications of data science and machine learning in health and IoT. Dr. Wu was elected as IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security, and has served as Vice President - Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
Shrikanth Narayanan is University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California, where he is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, Director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and Research Director of the Information Sciences Institute. Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE, ISCA, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is presently VP for Education for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has received several honors including the 2015 Engineers Council’s Distinguished Educator Award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, the 2005 and 2009 Best Transactions Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and serving as its Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-11, a 2018 ISCA CSL Best Journal Paper award, and serving as an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16, Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecturer for ASHA in 2017, and the Ten Year Technical Impact Award in 2014 and the Sustained Accomplishment Award in 2020 from ACM ICMI. He has published over 900 papers and has been granted eighteen U.S. patents. [https://sail.usc.edu/people/shri.html].
Helen Meng received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently Chair Professor of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2019, her inter-disciplinary research team was awarded the first HKSAR Government RGC Theme-based Research Project on Artificial Intelligence. In 2020, she helped establish the CUHK-led Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park. She is Chair of Curriculum Development in the CUHK-JC AI4Future Project, which has developed and published (in 2021) the first comprehensive pre-tertiary AI education curriculum that is being taught across Hong Kong. She was former Department Chairman and Associate Dean of Research with CUHK Faculty of Engineering. Her research interests include human–computer interaction via multimodal and multilingual spoken language systems, and spoken language processing to support learning, digital health and wellbeing. She was former Editor-in-Chief (2009-2011) of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and recipient of the 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Society Leo L. Beranek Meritorious Service Award. She has served in the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Board and International Advisory Council. Prof. Helen Meng is a Fellow of IEEE and ISCA.
Mike Polley is Senior Vice President and Head of the Mobile Processor Innovation Lab at Samsung where he leads a team of world-class algorithm and system designers focused on creating advanced technologies for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones as well as next-generation mobile devices. Prior to Samsung, Mike worked at Texas Instruments for 18 years defining chipset architectures and leading embedded signal processing R&D. He was recognized for his technical accomplishments by election to TI Fellow in 2008.
Mike received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. He holds 41 U.S. patents on a broad range of products across communications and multimedia systems.
Dr. Yan Shuicheng is currently director of Sea AI Lab (SAIL) and group chief scientist of Sea, building SAIL from zero. He is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore, AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, IAPR Fellow. His research areas include computer vision, machine learning and multimedia analysis. Till now, he has published over 600 papers in top international journals and conferences, with H-index 120+. He had been among “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Shuicheng’s team has received winner or honourable-mention prizes for 10 times of two core competitions, Pascal VOC and ImageNet (ILSVRC), which are deemed as “World Cup” in the computer vision community. Also, his team won over 10 best paper or best student paper prizes and especially, a grand slam in ACM MM, the top conference in multimedia, including Best Paper Award three times, Best Student Paper Award twice and Best Demo Award once.
Ana Pérez-Neira is full professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the Signal Theory and Communication department since 2006 and was Vice rector for Research (2010-14). Currently, she is the Director of Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain. Her research is in signal processing for communications, focused on satellite communications. She has more than 60 journal papers and 300 conference papers. She is co-author of 7 books. She has leaded more than 20 projects and holds 8 patents. She is the coordinator of the Networks of Excellence on satellite communications, financed by the European Space Agency: SatnexIV-V. She has been associate editor of the IEEE TSP and EURASIP SP and ASP. Currently she is senior area editor of IEEE OJSP. She is member of the BoG of the IEEE SPS and Vice-President for conferences (2021-23). She is IEEE Fellow, EURASIP Fellow, and member of the Real Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB). She is recipient for the 2018 EURASIP Society Award and she has been the general chair of IEEE ICASSP’20 (the first big IEEE virtual conference held by IEEE with more than 15.000 attendees). In 2020, she has been awarded the ICREA Academia distinction by the Catalan government.