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Ching-Yung Lin


Ching-Yung Lin's Photo 

Dr. Ching-Yung Lin
is a Research Staff Member in the Distributed Computing Department, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York. He is currently leading projects of the IBM Large-Scale Multimedia Semantic Filtering and Monitoring in Complex Networks. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

His research interest is mainly focused on multimodality signal analysis and complex network analysis, with applications on machine learning, distributed computing, embedded vision system, social computing and security. Dr. Lin led a collaborative video semantic annotation project, which included 23 worldwide research institutes, in 2003. He pioneered the design of a semantic filtering framework which detects more than 100 visual concepts in videos. Dr. Lin's multimedia semantic mining project team performed best in the annual US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) semantic video concept detection benchmarking since 2002.  He also pioneered the design of video/image content authentication systems and a watermarking system surviving print-and-scan process.

He has been serving as panelist, technical committee member, and invited speaker at various IEEE/ACM/SPIE conferences. He is the Editor of the Interactive Magazines (EIM) of the IEEE Communications Society, 2004-2006, an associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, an editorial board member of Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representaiton, a guest editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Multimedia Security, June 2004, a guest editor of the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, Special Issues on Visual Sensor Networks, Sept. 2006, and a Technical Program co-chair of IEEE ITRE 2003. Dr. Lin (co-)organized special sessions in the fields of multimedia security and multimedia understanding in IEEE ITCC 2001, ICIP 2003, ICME 2004 and ICIP 2004.  He is a tutorial lecturer in ISCAS 2003, ICME 2003, Globecom 2003, ICCE 2005, ISCAS 2005, and MMSP 2005.

Dr. Lin is a recipient of 2003 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award, IBM Invention Achievement Awards in 2001 and 2003, Acer Best EECS Thesis Award in 1993, and the Outstanding Paper Award in CVGIP 1993. He is the (co-)author of 100+ journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and public release software. Dr. Lin holds four US patents and twelve pending patents. He is also a Ph.D. thesis co-advisor at National Taiwan University. Dr. Lin is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of ACM and INSNA. He took this Comet Hyakutake photo (1/3 of the sky, 30 mins exposure) in April 1996.

Last Updated: 1/23/2006