Shu Ching Chen Portrait

Shu-Ching Chen


Dr. Shu-Ching Chen is a Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University (FIU), Miami. He has been a Full Professor since August 2009 in SCIS at FIU. Prior to that, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in SCIS at FIU from 1999. He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory (DMIS), Co-Director of the Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (I-CAVE), and Associate Director of Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab (RDF). His main research interests include data science, multimedia big data, disaster information management, content-based image/video retrieval, and multimedia systems. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 360 research papers in journals, refereed conference/symposium/workshop proceedings, book chapters, and four books. Dr. Chen has been the PI/Co-PI of many research grants from NSF, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Energy, Army Research Office, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida Department of Transportation, IBM, and Microsoft.

Dr. Chen was named a 2011 recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist Award. He received the best paper awards from 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia and 2016 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. He was awarded the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2005 and was the co-recipient of the IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award in 2006. He was also awarded the Top Scholar Award from FIU in 2011 and 2012, Inaugural Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award from FIU in 2006, the University Outstanding Faculty Research Award from FIU in 2004, the Excellence in Mentorship Award from SCIS in 2010, the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from SCIS in 2004, 2014 and 2019, the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from SCIS in 2002, 2012, and 2017, and Director’s Special Recognition Award from SCIS in 2016. He is a fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and SIRI.

Honors and Awards
  • IEEE Fellow
  • AAAS Fellow
  • SIRI Fellow
Research and Educational Interests

Data Science, Multimedia Big Data, Disaster Information Management, Distributed Multimedia Database Systems

Background Education

1998 Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University
1996 M.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University
1995 MSEE, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
1992 M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University

Professional Activities

He has been a General Chair and Program Chair for more than 60 conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia, founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management, and Associate Editor/ Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia and IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems. He served as the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing. He is Co-Chair of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society’s Technical Committee on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems. Dr. Chen also has been a guest editor for more than ten journal special issues. He was a member of three steering committees (including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia) and several panels for conferences and NSF. He also serves/served as a member of technical program committee for more than 400 professional meetings.

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