Department of Electronic &Information Engineering
Dean of Engineering Faculty
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Prof. Wan-Chi Siu, PhD, DIC, Life-FIEEE, is Emeritus Professor (formerly Chair Professor, HoD(EIE) and Dean of Engineering Faculty) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Research Professor of Caritas Institute of Higher Education in Hong Kong. He is Life-Fellow of IEEE and was a PhD graduate (1984) of the Imperial College London, Vice President, Chair of Conference Board and core member of Board of Governors of the IEEE SP Society (2012-2014), and President (2017-2018) of APSIPA, and has been Guest Editor/Subject Editor/AE for IEEE Transactions on CAS, IP & CSVT, and Electronics Letters. He is an outstanding scholar with many awards, including Distinguished Presenter Award, the Best Teacher Award, the Best Faculty Researcher Award (twice) and IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000). He was an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2021-22), and an Advisor & Distinguished Scientist of the European research project SmartEN (offered by European Commissions). Prof. Siu has been Keynote Speaker and Invited Speaker of many conferences, published over 500 research papers (200 appeared in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing) in DSP, transforms, fast algorithms, machine learning, deep learning, super-resolution imaging, 2D/3D video coding, object recognition and tracking, and organized IEEE society-sponsored flagship conferences as TPC Chair (ISCAS1997) and General Chair (ICASSP2003 and ICIP2010). He was an independent non-executive director (2000-2015) of a publicly-listed video surveillance company and chaired the First Engineering/IT Panel of the RAE(1992/93) in Hong Kong. Recently, he has been a member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board, the IEEE FourierAward for Signal Processing Committee (2017-2020), the Hong Kong RGC Engineering-JRS Panel (2020-2023), Hong Kong ASTRI Tech Review Panel (2006-2022) and some other IEEE technicalcommittees.
Distinguished Research Fellow
Mark Liao received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1990. He joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan in 1991. He received the Young Investigators' Award from Academia Sinica in 1998; the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council in 2003, 2010 and 2013; the Academia Sinica Investigator Award in 2010; the TECO Award from the TECO Foundation in 2016, and the 64th Academic Award from the Ministry of Education in 2020. His professional activities include: Editorial Board Member, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2010-13); Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2009-13), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009-12), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1998-2001), ACM Computing Surveys (2018-2021). He is now a Senior Associate Editor of ACM Computing Surveys (2021-present). He has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2013.
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory
Dr. Chiori Hori is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, MA, where she has worked since 2015. Her research is focused on multimodal scene-aware interaction technologies for human-robot communications. Prior to MERL, she spent eight years at the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) in Japan, and before that she was a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and NTT Communication Science Laboratories. At NICT, she was the director of the Spoken Language Communication Laboratory, where she led multiple projects in network-based speech translation systems for the international consortium U-STAR. Dr. Hori has received several awards, including the 24th TELECOM System Technology Award in 2009, the International Cooperation Award from ITU-AJ in 2012, the DOCOMO Mobile Science Award for Social Science Sector in 2012, and the 58th Maejima Hisoka Award in 2013. She served on the editorial board of the journal Computer Speech and Language, and she was a technical committee member of the Speech and Language Processing Group of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Deputy General Manager
Computing and Artificial Intelligence Technology Group
TY received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from National Taiwan University. After completing his military service in the Navy, he joined MediaTek in 1999 as a digital signal processing (DSP) engineer. He was a founding member of the team behind MediaTek’s DVD Player system-on-a-chip (SoC), which achieved a worldwide #1 share in 2002 with the most design awards of any global tier-one brand. Since 2004, TY has managed teams such as DTV SoC, Android TV, PQ engine, and computing platform architecture engineering. He currently leads MediaTek’s central AI teams, where his responsibilities include AI processor design, AI software, and AI algorithm development for various product lines, including smartphones, smart TVs, smart cameras, automotive, and AIoT.