MCL Director, Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo, has been traveling in Asia and attended a couple of events in the last three weeks. He visited 5 Asian cities, i.e., Singapore, Chengdu, Beijing, Taipei and Hong Kong, in his trip. His activities include the delivery of three speeches: “Reflection on Image/Video Coding: Where Do We Go from Here?”, “Deep Learning: Hype or Hope?” and “Multimodal Image Retrieval in various conferences, campuses and company sites.

In particular, he attended the 10th International Conferences on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS) held in Singapore (Dec. 2-4) and the 7th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) held in Hong Kong (Dec. 16-19). His speeches were very well received.

One of his most enjoyable events was the re-union with MCL alumni in Taipei on Dec. 12.