Jar Ferr Yang

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Jar Ferr Yang received his B.S. degree from the Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan in 1977, his M.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1979, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn, USA in 1988 all in electrical engineering. In 1988, he joined the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, started from an Associate Professor and was then promoted to a Full Professor and Distinguished Professor in 1994 and 2004, respectively. He was the Chairman of the Center for Computer and Communication Research, the National Cheng Kung University from 1997 to 2000. In 2002, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash, USA. From 2004 till 2008, he was the Chairperson of the Graduate Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering. Currently, he is the Director of Technologies of Ubiquitous Computing and Humanity (TOUCH) Center, Taiwan. During the period from 2004 till 2005, he was at the Distinguished Lecturer Program by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. During 2008 and 2009, he was the Chair of IEEE Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is an Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. During 2007 till 2010, he was an Editorial Board Member of IET Signal Processing. In 2008, he received the NSC Excellent Research Award. Dr. Yang has published over 87 journal and 130 conference papers. His teaching and research areas primarily include video, audio, and speech signal processing and coding, and living technology system designs and integrations. He is a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to fast algorithms and efficient realization of video and audio coding.

Biography Updated on 16 January 2011

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