Mark Liao received a BS degree in physics from National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, in 1981, and an MS and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. From August 1997 to July 2000, he served as the Deputy Director of the institute. From Feb. 2001 to Jan. 2004, he served as the Acting Director of the Institute of Applied Science and Engineering Research. He is also jointly appointed as a professor of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department of National Chiao Tung University. His current research interests include multimedia signal processing, video-based surveillance systems, content-based multimedia retrieval, and multimedia protection. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering. He is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, and the Research Letters in Signal Processing. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia during 1998-2001. Dr. Liao was the recipient of the Young Investigators' award from Academia Sinica in 1998; the Excellent Paper Award from the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition society of Taiwan in 1998, 2000 and 2006. He received a Distinguished research award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in 2003, a National Invention Award of Taiwan in 2004, and a Distinguished Scholar Research Project Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in 2008. He served as the Program co-chair of the Second IEEE Pacific-Rim conference on Multimedia (2001). In June 2004, he served as the conference co-chair of the 5th International Conference on Multimedia and Exposition (ICME 2004) and technical co-chair of 2007 ICME.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2008