Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From October 1987 to December 1988, he was Computational and Applied Mathematics Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since January 1989, he has been with the University of Southern California (USC). He is presently Director of the Multimedia Communication Lab and Dean’s Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC. He also holds courtesy appointment from the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science.
His research interests are in the areas of multimedia data compression, communication and networking, big visual data analytics, and information forensics and security. Dr. Kuo guided 125 students to their Ph.D. degrees and supervised 25 postdoctoral research fellows. Currently, his research group at USC has around 30 Ph.D. students, which is one of the largest academic research groups in multimedia technologies. He ranks as the top advisor in the Mathematics Genealogy Project in terms of the number of supervised PhD students. He is co-author of about 220 journal papers, 860 conference papers, 30 patents and 12 books. He served as consultant to 13 industrial companies and delivered 550 invited lectures in conferences, research institutes, universities and companies.
Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE and SPIE. He is Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (an Elsevier journal). He was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation in 1997-2011. He was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in 2003-2004, IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing in 2001-2003, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in 1995-98 and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1995-1997.
Dr. Kuo received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (NYI) and Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award in 1992 and 1993, respectively. He received the Northrop Junior Faculty Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 1994. He received the best paper awards from the Multimedia Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society in 2005, from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Fall Conference (VTC-Fall) in 2006, and from IEEE Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP) in 2006. He was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2006, a recipient of the Okawa Foundation Research Award in 2007, the recipient of the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award in 2010, the holder of the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies from 2010-2011, and a recipient of the Pan Wen-Yuan Outstanding Research Award in 2011. He is President of AsiaPacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) from 2012 to 2014.