Knowledge Assisted Multimedia Data Management, Retrieval, and Applications

Through the technological advances in data acquisition, storage, computing, analysis, and communication networks, huge amounts of multimedia data have become increasingly available and created new interesting technical possibilities in a variety of applications. This calls for the need for developing efficient and effective techniques for multimedia data management and retrieval with the help of advanced knowledge discovery methodologies, particularly in collaborative multimedia Web environments, when the rapid increase of social networks brings forth the interaction among a large number of people who share huge amounts of all types of multimedia information (text, images, videos, etc.).  In this talk, I will introduce the major components in developing a coherent framework for multimedia data management and retrieval systems, ranging from multimedia data processing to indexing, query, retrieval, and presentation. Specifically, a set of core techniques, such as multimedia data analysis, content-based image/video retrieval, and multimedia data mining, will be discussed in details and demonstrated using a prototype system. In addition, I will present the idea of applying these techniques to practical application domains such as disaster information management.


Dr. Shu-Ching Chen is a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Florida International University (FIU), Miami since August 2009. Prior to that, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in SCIS at FIU from 1999. He received Master’s degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998, all from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He is the Director of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory and Associate Director of The Center for Advanced Distributed System Engineering at SCIS. His main research interests include content-based image/video retrieval, distributed multimedia database management systems, multimedia systems, and Disaster Information Management. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 250 research papers and two books.

Dr. Chen was named a 2011 recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist Award. He received the best paper award from 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. 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 the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from SCIS in 2002. He has been a General Chair and Program Chair for more than 35 conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management and Associate Editors/Editorial Board for other 15 journals. He is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing and Co-Chair of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society’s Technical Committee on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems. He is a steering committee member of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.  He also serves/served as a member of technical program committee for more than 200 professional meetings. He is a fellow of SIRI.