MCL Director, Professor Kuo, was invited to give four distinguished lectures at three universities in Singapore in the week of October 22-26, 2018.

Dr. Kuo’s trip to Singapore was supported by the College of Engineering of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the program of “Distinguished Speaker in FY2018”. The NTU is an autonomous research university in Singapore. It is known for its eco-friendly and smart technology garden campus — one of the most beautiful school campuses in the world. The University has over 33000 students, organized into eight colleges and schools.

Dr. Kuo delivered two Distinguished Lectures at the NTU. The title of his first lecture was “A Data-Driven Approach to Image-Splicing Localization” and that of his second lecture was “Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks via Feedforward Design”. The first lecture was built upon recent research work of Ronald Salloum, who is a senior PhD student at MCL. The second lecture was based on Dr. Kuo’s recent research with four MCL members (Min Zhang, Siyang Li, Jiali Duan and Yueru Chen) as collaborators. Both lectures were well received.

Dr. Kuo also visited the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) during his short stay in Singapore. His visit to SUTD was hosted by Professor Ngai-Man Cheung who is an SIPI alumnus (see the accompanying photo with the news.)