MCL Director, Professor Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo, has been selected to receive the 2020 IEEE TCMC Impact Award, for “outstanding contributions to multimedia computing technologies in terms of research & development and as an inspiring educator.”

The TCMC Impact Award is granted to Kuo by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC). TCMC offers three awards annually – Impact Award, Rising Star Award and Service Award. The recipient of 2020 TCMC Service Award is Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan who is nominated by President Trump as the next Director of the National Science Foundation. TCMC plans to present the three awards at the banquet of the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE MIPR2020) which will be held on August 6-8, 2020, in Shenzhen, China.

Dr. Kuo is a world-renowned technical leader in multimedia computing technologies, systems and applications with an enduring impact on both academic and industry realms. He said, “We have witnessed the rapid development and deployment of multimedia technologies in the last 30 years. They have great influences on our daily lives, e.g., image/video capturing by smart phone cameras and news and entertainment video streaming. It has been exciting to be part of this technology breakthrough. Also, I am truly honored by the recognition of the 2020 IEEE TCMC Impact Award.”

Dr. Kuo often travels around the world and meets MCL alumni in different countries. The two photos showed his re-union events with MCL alumni in Northern California (2019 July) and Taipei (2019 September).