C.-C. Jay Kuo
C.-C. Jay KuoDistinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

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 USC Distinguished Professor and Director of the Multimedia Communication Laboratory.

Dr. Kuo’s research interests are in the areas of multimedia compression and communication, multimedia content analysis, deep learning and computer vision. Dr. Kuo is listed as the top advisor in the Mathematics Genealogy Project in the number of supervised PhD students. He has guided 144 students to their PhD degrees and supervised 26 postdoctoral research fellows. Currently, his research lab at USC (http://mcl.usc.edu) has around 20 Ph.D. students. He is a co-author of about 267 journal papers, 906 conference papers, 39 patents, and 14 books. He delivered 36 keynote speeches and 674 invited lectures in conferences, research institutes, universities and companies.

Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE and SPIE. He was Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2014) and the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (1997-2011). He was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2003-2004), IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing (2001-2003), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1995-1998) and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (1995-1997). He was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2007). He is currently a Senior Editorial Board Member for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Signal Processing (2015-2017) and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2017-2019). He was President of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) in 2013-2014.

Dr. Kuo received the best paper awards from the 2005 Multimedia Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society, the 2006 IEEE Vehicular Technology Fall Conference (VTC-Fall), the 2006 IEEE Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP), the 2017 Data Compression Conference (the Capocelli Prize), and the 2017 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Annual Summit Conference (ASC).

Dr. Kuo received the 1992 National Science Foundation Young Investigator (NYI) Award, the 1993 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award, the 1994 USC Northrop Junior Faculty Research Award, the 2007 Okawa Foundation Research Award, the 2010 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award, the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies, the 2011 Pan Wen-Yuan Outstanding Research Award, the 2014 USC Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2016 USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 2016 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society John Choma Education Award, the 2016 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman Award, the 2017 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award and the 2018 USC Provost’s Mentoring Award.