Industrial Activities


-APSIPA Industrial Governance Board
-APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader Program
-Bios of Board Chair and 3 Committee Chairs
-Bios of Industrial Publication Committee
-Bios of Industrial Forum Committee
-Bios of Industrial Membership Committee


APSIPA Industrial Governance Board

Chair - VP of Industrial Relations and Development
Guan-Ming Su, Dolby Labs, USA (Chair)

Past-Chair (2016-2017) - VP of Industrial Relations and Development

Shan Liu, Tencent America, USA (Chair)

Past-Chair (2014-2015) - VP of Industrial Relations and Development
Haohong Wang, General Manager, TCL Research America (Chair)

Industrial Publication Committee
Ning Xu, Snapchat Research, USA (Chair)
Anlei Dong, Microsoft, USA
Chong Chen, Apple, USA
Hongcheng Wang, Comcast, USA
I-Ming Pao, Adobe, USA
Li Tao, Samsung, USA
Qian Chen, Facebook, USA
Weidong Zhang, JD.com, USA
Xuejing Sun, Twirling Technologies, China
Yong Liu, Apple, USA
Yu Huang, Singulato, USA
Yu-Chen Sun, Qualcomm, USA

Industrial Forum Committee
Yang Lei, HP Labs, USA (Chair)
Mu Qiao, Uber, USA
Jianing Wei, Google Research, USA
Ying Li, IBM, USA
Yandong Guo, Microsoft Research, USA
Sunil Bharitkar, HP Labs, USA
Bin Shen, Google, USA
Xiaozhong Xu, Tencent, USA
Zhiwei Zhang, Facebook, USA
Qing Song, Dolby Labs, USA
Avinash L Varna, Intel, USA


Industrial Membership Committee
Ming Xia, Alibaba, USA (Chair)
Xi Wang, Fujitsu Lab, USA
Ying Li, Cirrus, USA
Hui Dong, Huawei, USA
Lynn Lu, Nokia, China
Ramesh Subrahmaniam, Infinera, USA
Wenda Ni, Microsoft, USA
Qi Wei, Siemens Research, USA
Yasunori Owada, NICT, Japan
Tianran Liang, Google, USA
Qirui Huang, SUTD, Singapore
Jiguang Li, Goforward, China

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APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader Program

The APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader is a distinction reserved for selected APSIPA members (or potential members) whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the fields related to APSIPA scope are deemed fitting of this prestigious recognition. The Distinguished Leader nomination and election process conducts twice a year, for more details please refer to the guideline and nomination form.

Year 2017 Fall APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leaders
1. Naonori Ueda, NTT Fellow, NTT
2. James Bankoski, Director, Google
3. Amir Said, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm
4. Chung-Sheng Li, Global Research Managing Director, Accenture Operations
5. Akihiko Sugiyama, Research Fellow, NEC
6. Kar-Han Tan, VP, Novumind

Year 2017 APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leaders
Chandrakant Patel, Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer, Hewlett Packard
Chien-Ping Lu, VP Engineering, Novumind Inc.
Charlie Zhang, VP, Samsung Research America
Haohong Wang, General Manager, TCL Research America
Yong Rui, Sr. VP and CTO, Lenovo
David Stork, Rambus Fellow, Rambus Inc.

Year 2016 APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leaders
Bo Begole, VP, Global Head of Media Technologies Lab, Huawei R&D, USA
Achin Bhowmik, VP and General Manager, Perceptual Computing Group, Intel Corporation
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute, CMCC
Takehiro Moriya, Research Fellow & Direcor, NTT Fellow, Moriya Research Lab
Anthony Vetro, Director and IEEE fellow, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Year 2015 APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leaders
Chung-Min Chen, VP, Telcordia, USA
Lawrance Loh, President, MediaTek USA Inc., USA
Nikhil Balram, President & CEO, Ricoh Innovations, USA
Yasunori Mochizuki, VP, NEC, Japan
Yi Hao, CEO, GWC, China

Year 2014 APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leaders
Byung K. Yi, EVP & CTO, InterDigtial, USA
C. C. Lee, SVP, Sony, USA
Li Deng, Partner Research Manager, Microsoft, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Kevin Jou, VP & CTO, MediaTek, Taiwan
Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, VP, Broadcom, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Steve Simske, HP Fellow and Chief Technologist, HP, USA
Shawmin Lei, VP, MediaTek, Taiwan (IEEE Fellow)
Tomohiko Taniguchi, Principal, Fujitsu, Japan (IEEE Fellow)

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Bios of Board Chair and 3 Committee Chairs:

Guan-Ming Su, Dolby Labs, USA

Guan-Ming Su is with Dolby Labs, Sunnyvale, CA. Prior to this he has been with the R&D Department, Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA; ESS Technology, Fremont, CA; and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Santa Clara, CA. He is the inventor of 80+ U.S. patents and pending applications. He is the co-author of 3D Visual Communications (John Wiley & Sons, 2013). He served as an associate editor of Journal of Communications; associate editor in APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, and Director of review board and R-Letter in IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He also serves as the Technical Program Track Co-Chair in ICCCN 2011, Theme Chair in ICME 2013, TPC Co-Chair in ICNC 2013, TPC Chair in ICNC 2014, Demo Chair in SMC 2014, General Chair in ICNC 2015, Area Co-Chair for Multimedia Applications in ISM 2015, Demo Co-Chair in ISM 2016, Industrial Program Co-chair in IEEE BigMM 2017, and Industrial Expo Chair in ACMMM 2017. He served as chair of APSIPA Industrial Publication Committee 2014-2017. He is a Senior member of IEEE. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Maryland, College Park.

Shan Liu, Tencent, USA

Shan Liu is a Distinguished Scientist and Vice President of Tencent Media Lab at Tencent America. Prior to Tencent she was the Chief Scientist and Head of America Media Lab at Futurewei Technologies, a.k.a. Huawei USA. She also held senior management and technical positions at MediaTek, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Sony Electronics / Sony Computer Entertainment America, and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Liu is the inventor of more than 200 US and global patent applications and the author of more than 30 journal and conference articles. Many of her inventions have been adopted by international standards such as ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC HEVC, MPEG-DASH and OMAF, as well as utilized in widely sold commercial products. She has chaired and co-chaired a number of ad-hoc and technical groups through standard development and served as a Co-Editor of Rec. ITU-T H.265 v4 | ISO/IEC 23008-2:2017. She has been in technical and organizing committees, or an invited speaker, at various international conferences such as IEEE ICIP, VCIP, ICNC, ICME and ACM Multimedia. She served in Industrial Relationship Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014-2015 and was appointed the VP of Industrial Relations and Development of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) 2016-2017. Dr. Liu obtained her B.Eng. degree in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

Haohong Wang, TCL Research, USA

Haohong Wang is the General Manager of TCL Research America at San Jose, California. Prior to joining TCL, he held technical and management positions at AT&T, Catapult, Qualcomm, Marvell and Cisco. He is the inventor of 50+ patents and pending applications, and co-author of 5 books and 50+ articles in journals and conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communications, and has been a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He co-chairs the IEEE Technical Committee on Human Perception and Multimedia Computing, and has chaired the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He chairs the Steering Committee of ICNC conference, and has served as the General Chair of IEEE ICME 2011 and IEEE VCIP 2014, and as the TPC Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2010. He is the recipient of the IEEE MMTC Distinguished Service Award (2013), Manager of the Year Award (2012), Distinguished Inventor Award (2013), and Technology Innovation Award (2014) by TCL Corporation. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, USA.

Ning Xu, Snap, USA

Ning Xu is currently Principal Research Scientist and Manager at Snap Research, co-chairing its deep learning strategic area. Prior to joining Snapchat, he has been working with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Samsung Research America. Dr. Ning Xu obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ning Xu co-authored 90+ journal and conference papers, patents and patent applications. His research interests include computer vision, deep learning, audio/speech, data mining, and other related areas. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Yang Lei, HP Labs, USA

Yang Leiis a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs,Palo Alto CA, leading the imaging and 3D visionsystems design and development in multiple projects. Yang received her Ph.D. in Electrical and ComputerEngineering from Purdue University, under the supervision of Prof. Jan Allebach.Herresearch interests are in digital imaging and computer visionsystems and their applications in the industry, includinglarge-scale image recognition and understanding, 3D objectscanning and retrieval, etc. Yang has published multiplearticles in IEEE and ACM conferences, such as IEEE ICIP,ICASSP, ACMDocEng, and Journal of Imaging Science andTechnology (JIST). She was invited to serve as ProgramCo-Chair, organizing committee, or programcommitteein major international conferences in imagingandmultimedia, such as IEEE BigMM, ISM,etc.

Ming Xia, Alibaba, USA

Ming Xia is with Alibaba. Prior to this, he worked at LinkedIn in Mountain View, CA, Ericsson Research Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA, and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NiCT) in Tokyo, Japan. He is the inventor of 20+ patents and pending applications, and co-author of 80+ articles in journals and conferences. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Telecom Systems, and is a guest editor of Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering. He co-chaired the IEEE ANTS'13 technical committee, the IEEE Globecom'13 workshop on SDN and Optics, and the ICNC'14 Optical and Grid Networking symposium. He is winner of the best paper award at the IEEE ANTS'10. Ming Xia obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Davis, USA.

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Bios of Industrial Publication Committee

Anlei Dong, Microsoft, USA

Anlei Dong received the BS and MS degrees in Automation from the University of Science and Technology of China, the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Riverside. Currently Dr. Dong is a principal scientist and architect at Microsoft Bing Search team. Previously, he was a science director at Yahoo! Labs. Dr. Dong also used to work with a few start-up companies in Silicon Valley. His research interests include a wide range of areas such as information retrieval, data mining, natural language processing, especially on the applications of search and recommendation.

Chong Chen, Apple, USA

Chong Chen is with Apple Inc, where he works on computer vision and video processing applications. Prior to joining Apple, he worked at Samsung Research America as a Senior Research Engineer from 2010 to 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago, M.S. from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University. His research interests include computer vision, image processing, machine learning and computer graphics.

Hongcheng Wang, Comcast, USA

Hongcheng Wang, currently a Senior Manager, Technical R&D, at Comcast Applied AI Research, where he manages the Computer Vision and Deep Learning Team since 2015. Prior to this, he was a Principal Investigator at UTRC. His research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning Learning and Artificial Intelligence for public and residential security, autonomy, industrial inspection and multimedia applications. He had short-term research experience in Mitsubishi MERL, Siemens Corporate Research and IBM Almaden Research. He has published 40+ journal and conference papers in CVPR, ICCV, SIGGRAPH, IJCV etc., and holds 40+ patents and patent applications (19 U.S. patents awarded). He has been an Associate Editor for The Visual Computer Journal since 2012, and served as an industrial chair for ACCV 2014 and an area chair for WACV from 2014 to 2016. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

I-Ming Pao, Adobe, USA

I-Ming Pao is a Scientist at Adobe and previously held engineering and management positions at Real Communications Inc, SONY, and Freescale. He received his Ph.D. from University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Li Tao, Samsung, USA

Dr. Li Tao received her Bachelor and Master's degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sichuan University, China in 1998 and 2001, respectively. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University, Virginia in 2006. Also in 2006 Dr. Tao joined the Digital Media Solution Lab (DMS Lab) of Samsung Research America (SRA) located in Irvine California, where she started to develop SoC (System on Chip) video algorithms for Samsung TVs, such as 2D to 3D conversion, 2K to 4K super resolution, statistical image feature detection, SDR legacy video enhancement and High Dynamic Range(HDR) video enhancement. All these developed digital image/video processing techniques have been successfully integrated into Samsung HDTVs/UHDTVs andlevitate Samsung TV products' image or video quality to a leading position among the peers.

Currently Dr. Tao is a Director and Principal Engineer at the same SRA facility, where she is leading a group of talented R&D engineers to develop Samsung's superior HDR TV's video technology. The recently developed Dynamic Tone Mapping (DTM) system for HDR video contents by Dr. Tao became an industry standard (known as SMPTE 2094-40) in 2016. This standard was based on her awarded 2 U.S. patents. Samsung is currently promoting the HDR technology based on SMPTE 2094-40 to the HDR industry as an effective and competitive HDR solution package known as HDR10+. Due to its effective and outstanding quality, HDR10+ technology has been accepted by Amazon and Warner Bros for the HDR contents ecosystem, which was announced at 2018 CES. Except contents providers and distributors, many SoC manufactures worldwide are implementing Samsung's HDR10+ technology into their major TV chipsets.

Dr. Tao has published 7 peer reviewed journal papers, 2 book chapters, and 28 peer reviewed conference papers in the field of image/video processing, machine learning, computer vision, and SoC implementation. Dr. Tao is the primary placeholder of 27 U.S. patents based on her key inventions. These patents built up and secured the core image/video enhancement technology of Samsung TVs.

Qian Chen, Facebook, USA

Qian Chen is currently with Facebook Inc., working on video streaming and improve video qualities in various encoding pipeline. Prior to joining Facebook, she has been with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. She has 20+ patents and pending applications dedicated in video processing and video compression. She has co-authored multiple papers published in IEEE CSVT journals and multimedia conferences, while serving as a constant reviewer to these publications. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineer, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 2011.

Weidong Zhang, JD.com, USA

Weidong Zhang is the Tech Leader of AI & Big Data team, JD.com Silicon Valley R&D Center. His research interests are machine learning, deep learning and their applications in the field of computer vision, such as image segmentation, classification and detection.

Dr. Zhang got his Bachelor degree with honors from Xi・an Jiaotong University in 2003. He earned his PhD degree from the prestigious Tsinghua University in 2009, majoring in machine learning and computer vision. After graduation, he joined University of Pittsburgh as a Post-doc for one year. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Zhang worked in National Institutes of Health as Research Fellow, focusing on medical image processing. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as Sr. Researcher in Samsung Research American, working on image processing and deep learning.

Dr. Zhang has published more than 30 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, which are top-ranked in the fields of image processing and computer vision, such as IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis and Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). Dr. Zhang was the sole recipient of Best Student Paper Award at Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2006. He were frequently invited as reviewers for more than 10 journals. His research findings has been widely cited and reported, and was highlighted by NIH Director Francis Collins during his opening keynote speech at the mHealth Summit Meeting 2010.

Xuejing Sun, Twirling Technologies, China

Xuejing Sun is the founder and CEO of Twirling Technologies, a company specializing in speech and audio processing. He has led the team developing the world-first ambisonic microphone array Twirling720 Lite for mobile phones, as well as a complete suite of software for virtual reality audio, from capture to creation and rendering. His team also developed robust algorithms and low power SOC for far-field speech recognition, a crucial component in natural voice interaction applications, such as smart speakers. Prior to Twirling, Dr. Sun had technical lead roles at Dolby Laboratories, working on Dolby Voice, an immersive audio conferencing solution, CSR (now part of Qualcomm), being one of the core contributors to the speech enhancement software suite CVC deployed on millions of Bluetooth devices. Before that he was with Panasonic speech technology laboratory, working on embedded speech recognition and speech synthesis.

During his Ph.D. studies at Northwestern University, Xuejing Sun developed an automatic prosody modeling system using ensemble machine learning and a pitch determination algorithm based on subharmonic-to-harmonic ratio that has seen substantial usage in the past decades. He received his B.S. degree from Peking University. He has over 100 patents, pending applications, and technical publications. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Yong Liu, Apple, USA

Dr. Yong Liu is currently with Apple. Prior to joining Apple, he worked at Broadcom, Marvell, and Samsung. Dr. Yong Liu obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Yong Liu holds 100+ granted patents in the areas of wireless communication and networking. He is the recipient of IEEE 802 standard awards for his significant contributions to IEEE 802.11ah, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, and IEEE 802.15.5 standards. He served as a Director in Wi-Fi Alliance Board.

Yu Huang, Singulato, USA

Dr. Yu Huang is now a chief scientist of autonomous driving and president of Silicon Valley R&D Center of Singulato Inc. Before that, he had worked for Baidu R&D USA, Intel corporation, Samsung R&D USA, Huawei R&D USA and Thomson Corporate Research USA. His main work fields are autonomous driving, computer vision, machine (deep) learning, VR & AR, image & video processing and cloud computing etc. Dr. Huang has published more than 30 academic papers in int. conferences and journals, filed more than 30 US/Europe patents and 13 of them issued.

Yu-Chen Sun, Qualcomm, USA

Yu-Chen Sun is currently with Qualcomm. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was with MediaTek Inc. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. He is actively involved in digital video coding standardization developed by the ITU-T Study Group 16 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 29 / WG 11 (MPEG). His research interests include image/video processing, compression, and communication.

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Bios of Industrial Forum Committee

Mu Qiao, Uber, USA

Mu Qiao received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. In Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, IN, USA. He worked in Xerox from 2008 to 2010 before joining Shutterfly Inc. in Redwood City California. Mu spent six years with Shutterfly working in engineering and then manufacturing where he worked on color management, imaging processing, software development, and then moved into managing software development teams. He currently works in Uber・s headquarter in San Francisco managing product engineering teams to bring more support to Uber・s partner drivers. Mu has authored 6 US patents and participated in image processing related conference committees. Aside from learning how to build highly effective team, his current interest is applying machine learning in imaging processing.

Jianing Wei, Google Research, USA

Jianing Wei is a senior software engineer at Google Research. He works in the area of augmented reality, computer vision, and computational imaging. His work is launched on multiple products at Google, including Android platform, Google Nexus and Pixel smartphone cameras, Motion Stills app by Google Research etc. Prior to joining Google in 2013, Jianing worked at Sony US Research Center for four years in the area of 3D computer vision and image processing. Jianing obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2010.

Ying Li, IBM, USA

Dr. Ying Liis currently a Principal Data Scientist and a manager at IBM Human Resources, leading projects that develop advanced people analytics related to various stages of employee lifecycle, such as talent acquisition, engagement, development, retention and growth. Before joining HR, she spent one year at IBM GBS (Global Business Service) providing technical consultancy as well as deep solutioning guidance on projects that leverage Watson cognitive capabilities and advanced analytics. Before joining GBS, she was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for 13 years. Ying received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003.

Ying・s research interests include digital image processing, multimedia content analysis, computer vision, business analytics, computational creativity and cognitive computing. Ying has authored or co-authored around 70 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers including ACM MM, ICMR, ICME, ICPR, SCC, CSVT, IEEE Multimedia and PRL, as well as 7 book and book chapters on various multimedia and computer vision related topics. She currently holds 50+ US patents.

Ying has been serving on the Technical Program Committee of dozens of IEEE and ACM conferences such as ICME, ICIP, ICASSP, SCC and ACM Multimedia, as well as on the Program Committee of various IEEE conferences and workshops. She is on the editorial board for Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI) and International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (JMIR). Ying was (or is) the Publicity Chair of MMSP 2007; Finance Chair of VCIP 2012, ICME 2009, 2014 and 2016; Area Chair of ICPR 2012, ISCAS 2014-2017, BigMM 2015 and ICME 2015; Industry Program Chair of ISM 2009 and 2011; Panel Co-Chair of ISM 2013, 2015 and BigMM 2017, and co-chairs of various special sessions at ICME and SPIE. She was on NSF panel of Video Analysis Track in 2005. Ying was the leading General Co-Chair for VCIP 2017.

Ying is an IEEE Senior Member and was awarded as IBM Master Inventor for the Class of 2016.

Yandong Guo, Microsoft Research, USA

Yandong Guo is a researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond WA in the United States. His research interests are mainly in the machine intelligence areas including computer vision and deep learning. Since 2013-now, his research has been the foundation of many Microsoft AI products, including cognitive service (AI on Cloud and Edge), face recognition, Microsoft surveillance, Windows Hello, Microsoft retail experience, image/video search, and Microsoft Knowledge graph. From 2016 to 2017, he had special focus and led the Microsoft autonomous driving project.

Yandong Guo earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University at West Lafayette, under the supervision of Prof. Charles Bouman and Prof. Jan Allebach. Before that, he received his B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 2005 and 2008, receptively. He serves as reviewer/committee member for conferences including ICML, NIPS, CVPR, ACM MM, ICIP, ICASSP, ICME, TIP, TMM, TCI, SPIE EI, IJCAI, etc.

Sunil Bharitkar, HP Labs, USA

Sunil Bharitkar received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2004 and is presently the speech/audio research Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs. He is involved in research in sensor-array signal processing, speech/audio analysis and processing, biometric & biomedical signal processing, spatial audio for AR/VR, and machine learning. From 2011-2016 he was the Director of Audio Technology at Dolby leading/guiding research in audio, signal processing, haptics, machine learning, hearing augmentation, and standardization activities at ITU, SMPTE, AES. He co-founded the company Audyssey Laboratories in 2002 where he was VP of Research and responsible for inventing new technologies which were licensed to companies including IMAX, Denon, Audi, Sharp, etc. He also taught in the Department of Electrical Engineering at USC.

Sunil has published over 50 technical papers and has over 20 patents in the area of signal processing applied to acoustics, neural networks and pattern recognition, and a textbook (Immersive Audio Signal Processing) from Springer-Verlag.
He is a reviewer for various IEEE journals, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, EURASIP, and the Journal of the Audio Eng. Soc. He has also been on the Organizing and Technical Program Committees of various conferences such as the 2008 and 2009 European Sig. Proc. Conference (EUSIPCO), the 57th AES Conference, SMPTE. He has also served as an invited tutorial speaker at the 2006 IEEE Conf. on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

Sunil is also a recipient of a Best Paper Award at the 2003 37th IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, and the Dept. of EE (USC) TA Award for DSP. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Soc. of America (ASA), European Association for Signal and Image Processing (EURASIP), and the Audio Eng. Soc. (AES). Sunil is a PADI diver & enjoys playing the Didgeridoo.

Bin Shen, Google, USA

Bin Shen is now working in Google. Before joining Google, I earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2011 and 2014. His research interests lie in machine learning, image processing and computer vision.

Xiaozhong Xu, Tencent, USA

Xiaozhong Xu is a Senior Researcher at Tencent America Media Lab. He was a Senior Staff Engineer/Manager at MediaTek USA Multimedia Technology Development division from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, he also held technical positions at different organizations including Zenverge Inc. (now NXP), Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Thomson (now Technicolor). Since 2004, he has been an active participant and contributor in various video coding standardizations, including China・s AVS, H.264/AVC and its multi-view coding (MVC) extensions, H.265/HEVC and its screen content coding (SCC) extensions. He is an inventor or co-inventor of 60+ granted US patent or pending applications. He received his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing China in 2009. His main research interest lies in image and video processing, compression and communication.

Zhiwei Zhang, Facebook, USA

Dr. Zhiwei Zhang is now a Research Scientist at Facebook Feed Ads team. His research interests include computational advertising, information retrieval, computer vision, and natural language processing. He has published and co-authored 27 papers on top-tier international journals and conferences. He obtained PhD degree from Purdue University in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Luo Si and Professor Chris Clifton. Before that he obtained Master degree from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012, under the supervision of Professor Stan Z. Li (IEEE Fellow). Earlier he obtained Bachelor degree from Sichuan University in 2005.

Qing Song, Dolby Labs, USA

Qing Song is with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Her research interests include image/video processing, compression and transmission. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego, CA.

Avinash L Varna, Intel, USA

Avinash L. Varna received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2011. He is currently a Security Researcher with Intel, Chandler, AZ, USA. His research interests include security of embedded systems and cryptographic implementations, information forensics, multimedia security, and digital rights management.

Dr. Varna was awarded a Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Litton Fellowship for academic excellence, and an Invention of the Year award by the University of Maryland. His coauthored paper at the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference received a Best Student Paper Award. He has received several Divisional Recognition Awards and Operational Excellence at Intel. He served on the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security from 2015-2017 and serves on the Technical Program Committee of several conferences and workshops including the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME).

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Bios of Industrial Membership Committee

Xi Wang, Fujitsu Lab, USA

Xi Wang is a Senior Researcher with Fujitsu Laboratories of America in Richardson, Texas USA, where his research focuses on architecture design, control and management of Software-Defined Networks (SDN), packet optical networks, vehicular networks, network programming, optical/wireless network integration, and future Information and Communications Technology (ICT) fusion. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he was a visiting post-doctoral research associate with the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Chicago from 2005 to 2007, where he was engaged in research on innovative photonic networking technologies contributing to the overall design of a seamless global optical infrastructure for eScience applications. Xi Wang received B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Doshisha University, Japan in 1998, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in information and communication engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He has over 200 publications and holds 30+ US and international patents and pending applications. Dr. Wang served on the Technical Program Committee of the Optical Fiber Communications conference OFC/NFOEC 2013 & 2014, OFC 2015, and OSA Photonics in Switching conference 2017. He is a member of IEEE Communications Society & IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Ying Li, Cirrus, USA

Dr Li received her B.S and master degrees in electrical engineering from Xian Jianying University in 2001 and 2004, respectively. She was granted PhD degree in signal processing from Arizona State University in 2010. After one year・s post-doc, she joined Cirrus Logic in 2011 and works as a researcher in audio signal processing since then. She expertise on noise reduction and echo cancellation in single or multiple microphones, including linear/nonlinear AEC, multiple channel AEC, single and multiple mic noise reduction, far field pickup, single/double talk detection, direction of arrival, Voice activity detection etc. She was granted a few rewards from the company for her exceptional contributions. She holds a few pending patents on far field solution.

Hui Dong, Huawei, USA

Hui Dong has worked in various areas of speech communication and population health for more than 25 years with an emphasis on signal and data processing. She currently is an independent consultant in digital signal processing and digital health. She did her post-doc training at Signal Compression Lab at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and received her Ph.D., M. S, B. S from Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, and Wuhan University respectively, all in electrical engineering.

Lynn Lu, Nokia, China

Linli Lu is Director and head of APAC BBA product line management team in Nokia. Linli hold Master degree and MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Huazhong Science and Technology University. Prior to joining Nokia, she held senior technical and management positions in Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE. She owns 20+ patents in China, US and Europe, which have been applied in portfolio and deployed more than several million lines. She is author of 20+ academic articles in China and international journals and conferences. She has been editor of ITU-T recommendations and CCSA standards, with more than 50 contributions to SDOs such like FSAN, BBF, NGMN, IEEE and etc.Ms.Lu has been awarded national 1st grade science & technology improvement, ALTA member, national ITU-T excellent contributor.

Ramesh Subrahmaniam,Infinera, USA

Ramesh Subrahmaniam is an independent consultant in Software Architecture and System. Prior to being with Infinera Corporation, he was a Principal Software Architect at Futurewei Technologies working with the strategy team. Prior to that he was a Principal researcher with Ericsson Research Silicon Valley, California. He has an extensive background in Systems and Software with 20 plus years of experience. He was the inventor of 8 patents and several pending applications. He has co-authored publications on packet optical systems and technologies in several conferences. Ramesh Subrahmaniam obtained his M.S. degree in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL USA.

Wenda Ni, Microsoft, USA

Wenda Ni is with Microsoft Azure Networking. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Senior Embedded Software Designer with Pleora Technologies Inc., a Lead R&D Engineer with Viscore Technologies Inc., and a Researcher with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Dr. Ni is a semi-finalist in the 2010 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition, a runner-up of the 2013 Fabio Neri Best Paper Award, and, most notably, a recipient of O-1 visa, a US visa category for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievements. He is serving or served as a TPC member for many international conferences, such as IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ONDM, IEEE ICNC, OSA ACP, and OSA Photonic Networks and Devices. Wenda Ni received his B.Eng. (with excellence) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Qi Wei, Siemens Research, USA

Qi Wei received his Ph.D degree in Signal and Image Processing from National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INP-ENSEEIHT), University of Toulouse, France in September 2015 and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China in July 2010. His doctoral thesis Bayesian Fusion of Multi-band Images: A Powerful Tool for Super-resolution was rated as one of the best theses (awarded Prix L_eopoldEscande) at University of Toulouse, 2015. From August of 2015 to September of 2016, he worked on multi-band image processing as a Research Associate with Signal Processing Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. From October of 2016 to September of 2017, he worked with Prof. Lawrence Carin and Prof. Katherine Heller as an Research Associate at Duke University, US. Since September 2017, he has joined Siemens Corporate Technology as a Research Scientist. His research has been focused on machine/deep learning, computer vision/image processing, Bayesian statistical inference, etc.

Yasunori Owada, NICT, Japan

YasunoriOwada is a Senior Researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. He is involved in designing wireless access network architectures for future mobile and sensor networks. He is currently developing distributed IoT platform for smart society, designing cross-layer system and distributed edge computing architecture. Dr. Owada was engaged in the standardization of a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) WG at IETF from 2004 to 2008. He was then involved in development of wireless network simulator "Scenargie" at Space-Time Engineering Japan, Inc., serving as President from 2008 to 2010. He obtained his master and Ph.D degree in electronics and electrical communications from Niigata University, Japan. He received the IEICE Young Researcher's Award in 2003. He is on the editorial board of Journal of IEICE Special Issue of MoNA, board member of IEICE technical committee on AN, MoNA, ASN in 2010-2013, 2013-2015, 2016-2018 respectively.

Tianran Liang,Google, USA

Tianran Liang is with Google's technical infrastructure team. Prior to joining Google, he worked for Avago Technologies (now Broadcom Limited), where he was the tech lead on high-speed optical transceiver products. His interests include datacenter networking, high-speed optical interconnects, compute and storage infrastructure systems. He received his B.S. degree in Engineer Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2006, and Ph.D. degree in Applied Science Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2013.

QiruiHuang, SUTD, Singapore

Qirui Huang received his Bachelor Degree and Master degree in optical communications, both from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuahn, P. R. China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2011. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D students Award in 2010 from Chinese Government in recognition of his research achievements during Ph. D studies. From 2011 to 2015, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR in Singapore, where he was a scientist and working on research in large-scale switching technologies, data center networks, and software defined networking. He is currently the principal architect of network system and project manager in Temasek Lab at Singapore University of Technology and Design. Dr. Huang was a recipient of IEEE ICC 2012 best paper award. He has filed one patent in Singapore and has authored more than 30 publications in journals and conferences.

Jiguang Li, Goforward, China

Jiguang Li is Chief Technology Officer of Zhejiang Goforward Technology Inc. Before that Then he worked as technology director of ProEnergy Technology, New York and senior scientist Nanorods LLC and engineer in Alcatel Shanghai Bell. His research interest includes semiconductor material and device, optoelectronic system and applications, optical communications and signal processing. He led projects funded by NSF, CBRN, Maryland TEDCO, Zhejiang Commission of Information, etc. He published 20+ patents, articles in journals and conferences, including publication with Nobel Prize Laureate. He received Chinese Government Award for National Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2011. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Materials Research Society (MRS) and Optical Society of America (OSA). He received bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China and master of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and Ph.D. from University of Virginia, USA.