Shih-Fu Chang

Shih-Fu Chang

Senior Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Richard Dicker Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Computer Science Department, Columbia University

Shih-Fu Chang is the Senior Vice Dean of Engineering School, Richard Dicker Professor of Telecommunications, and Director of the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab at Columbia University. He is an active researcher leading development of theories, algorithms, and systems for multimedia analysis and retrieval. In the last two decades, he and his students developed some of the earliest image/video search engines, contributing to the foundation of the vibrant field of content-based visual search and commercial systems for Web image search. Recognized by many best paper awards and citation impacts, his scholarly work set trends in several important areas, such as compressed-domain video manipulation, video structure parsing, image authentication, large-scale indexing, and semantic video analysis. His group demonstrated the best performance in the international video retrieval evaluation forum TRECVID (2008 and 2010). The video concept classifier library, ontology, and annotated video corpora released by his group have been used by more than 100 groups. He co-led the ADVENT university-industry research consortium with the participation of more than 25 industry sponsors. He has received ACM SIG Multimedia Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu award, IBM Faculty award, and Service Recognition Awards from IEEE and ACM. He served as the general co-chair of ACM Multimedia conference in 2000 and 2010, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2006-8), Chairman of Columbia Electrical Engineering Department (2007-2010), Senior Vice Dean of Columbia Engineering School (2012-date), and advisor for several companies and research institutes. His research has been broadly supported by government agencies (NSF, DARPA, IARPA, NGA, ONR, NY State) as well as many industry sponsors. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.