Shu Ching Chen Portrait

Shu-Ching Chen



Dr. Shu-Ching Chen is an Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), 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 received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998, and Master’s degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, all from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory (DMIS) and the Co-Director of the Integrated Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (I-CAVE). His main research interests include content-based image/video retrieval, distributed multimedia database management systems, multimedia data mining, multimedia systems, and Disaster Information Management. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 300 research papers in journals, refereed conference/symposium/workshop proceedings, book chapters, and four books.

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 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 and 2014, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from SCIS in 2002 and 2012. He is a fellow of IEEE and SIRI.

He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management, and Associate Editor/ Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, IEEE Multimedia, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems, etc.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Fellow
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist
  • SIRI Fellow

Research and Educational Interests

Multimedia Big Data, Multimedia Data Mining, Multimedia Systems, and Disaster Information Management

Background Education

1998 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University