C.-C. Jay Kuo

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C.-C. Jay Kuo (born 1957, Hsinchu, Taiwan) is Director of the Multimedia Communications Lab.[1] and Dean’s Professor in Electrical Engineering-Systems at University of Southern California.[2] He is a specialist in multimedia signal processing, video coding, information forensics and security, image processing and wireless communication.[3][4]


Kuo received the BSEE degree from National Taiwan University in 1980 and the MSEE and PhD degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 and 1987, respectively. From October 1987 to December 1988, he was Computational and Applied Mathematics Research Assistant Professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Since January 1989, he has been with University of Southern California.


Kuo’s research interests lie in the areas of multimedia data compression, communication and networking, multimedia content analysis and modeling, and information forensics and security. His research has attracted about 20,000 citations.[3] He has published 12 books,[5] contributed 11 book chapters,[6] over 220 journal papers,[7] 860 conference papers.[8] His research projects have been funded by more than 60 industrial companies [9][10] Kuo has guided 125 students to their Ph.D. degrees,.[11] and he ranks as the top advisor in the Mathematics Genealogy Project in terms of the number of supervised PhD students.[12] Currently, his research group at USC has around 30 Ph.D. students.[13]


Kuo is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected 2011);[14] of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (elected 1999);[15] and of the International Society for Optical Engineering (elected 1996).[16] He was the recipient of the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award in 2010,[17] and the holder of the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies beginning 2010-2011.[18]


Kuo was Director for the Signal and Image Processing Institute at the University of Southern California from 2006 to 2012.[19] He is the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security from 2012 to 2014.[20] He is President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) from 2013 to 2014.[21]