1. The Springer Poster Book Prize in the 2017 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association
    (APSIPA) Annual Summit Conference (ASC) for the following poster paper presentation:
    Chun-Ting Huang, Yueru Chen, Ruiyuan Lin and C.-C. Jay Kuo, “Age/Gender Classification with
    Whole-Component Convolutional Neural Networks,” APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, Kuala
    Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 12-15, 2017.
  2. Best Paper Award in the 2017 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Annual
    Summit Conference (ASC) for the following paper:
    Hao Xu, Yueru Chen, Ruiyuan Lin and C.-C. Jay Kuo, “Understanding CNN via deep features analysis,”
    APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 12-15, 2017.
  3. PhD Thesis Advisor of Qin Huang who received the Capocelli Prize in 2017 Data Compression Conference
    (DCC) for the following paper:
    Qin Huang, Haiqiang Wang, Sung Chang Lim, Hui Yong Kim, Se Yoon Jeong and C.-C. Jay Kuo,
    “Measure and prediction of HEVC perceptually lossy/lossless boundary QP values,” Data Compression
    Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, USA, April 4-7, 2017.
  4. IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award, 2017.
  5. IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, 2017.
  6. IS&T Raymond C. Bowman Award, 2016.
  7. IEEE Circuits and Systems Society John Choma Education Award, 2016.
  8. IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award, 2016.
  9. USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016.
  10. Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, 2015.
  11. Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded by USC Viterbi School of Engineering), 2014
  12. Best Paper Award, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information (CEOCROWD), Dallas, Texas, USA, November 4, 2014.
    Sanjay Purushotham, Junaith Shahabdeen, Lama Nachman and C.-C. Jay Kuo, “Collaborative group-activity recommendation in location-based social networks,”
  13. USC Mellon Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students Award (awarded by USC Mellon Mentoring Forum), 2014
  14. Dean’s Professor in Electrical Engineering-Systems (awarded by USC), 2014
  15. Editor Emeritus Award (awarded by Elsevier Publisher), 2011
  16. Pan Wen-Yuan Outstanding Research Award (awarded by the Pan Wen-Yuan Foundation), 2011
  17. Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies (awarded by the Fulbright program and the Nokia Foundation), 2010-2011
  18. PhD Thesis Advisor of the Best Dissertation Award – Best Experimental Work, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, 2010. Jonghye Woo, “Variational Techniques for Cardiac Image Analysis: Algorithms and Applications
  19. Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award, January 2010 (awarded by IS&T and SPIE), 2010
  20. Okawa Foundation Research Award, 2007
  21. Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP), 2006. Yongjin Cho, Do-Kyoung Kwon, C.-C. Jay Kuo, Renxiang Huang, Claudio Lima, Jim D. Black and James J. Pan, “Video streaming over 3G networks with GOP-based priority scheduling,” Pasadena, California, USA, December 18-20, 2006.
  22. Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2006. Man-On Pun, Michele Morelli and C.-C. Jay Kuo, “Iterative equalization and decoding for unsynchronized OFDMA uplink transmissions,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2006-F), Montreal, Canada, September 25-28, 2006
  23. USC Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2006
  24. IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2006
  25. Best Paper Award in Multimedia Communications – IEEE Communication Society, 2004. Wuttipong Kumwilaisak, Thomas Hou, Qian Zhang, Wenwu Zhu, C.-C. Jay Kuo and Ya-Qin Zhang, “A cross-layer quality of service mapping architecture for video delivery in wireless networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1685-1698, December 2003.
  26. USC, Viterbi School of Engineering, Northrop Junior Faculty Research Award, 1994
  27. NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award, 1993
  28. NSF Young Investigator (NYI) Award, 1992
  29. NSF Research Initiation Award, 1990

Honorary Professorship

  1. Honorary Chair Professor, National Chiao-Tung University, March 5, 2012.
  2. Honorary Chair Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, January 25, 2011.


  1. Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Membership No. 04869269, 1999)
  2. Fellow of SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering, 1996)
  3. Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2011)
  4. ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
  5. SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  6. APSIPA (Asian Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association)