MCL Director, Professor Kuo, was recently highlighted in an article of the MIT LIDS (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems) Magazine. The title is “Multimedia and Mentoring”. Professor Kuo is a world-renowned scholar in multimedia computing and applications. His another major accomplishment is his PhD student mentorship. Professor Kuo has guided more than 150 students to their PhD degrees at USC for the last 30 years. This article describes his mentorship philosophy and practice as well as the evolution of his research activities at USC. For the full article, please click here (

Professor Kuo is listed as the top advisor in the Mathematics Genealogy Project in the number of supervised PhD students. His educational achievements have won a wide array of recognitions such as 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 Carl Friedrich Gauss Education Award, and the 2018 USC Provost’s Mentoring Award.