Qi Tian is a Principal Scientist at the Media Division, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. His main research interests are image/video/audio analysis, indexing, retrieval, media content identification and security, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina, USA, all in electrical and computer engineering. He joined the Institute of System Science at the National University of Singapore, in 1992. Since then he has been working on robust character ID recognition and video indexing; a number of state-of-the-art technologies have been developed, including the first container number recognition system (CNRS) in the world, developed and deployed in the Port of Singapore Authority, one of the busiest ports in the world. He was the Program Director for the Media Engineering Program at the Kent Ridge Digital Labs, then Laboratories for Information Technology from 2001 to 2002. He is a Senior IEEE Member, and has served and serves on editorial boards of professional journals, and as Chair and member of technical committees of the IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM2001, PCM2002, and PCM2003), the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME'2002, 2003), and the International Multimedia Modeling Conference 2004.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2003