AAAS Elects Prof. Chang as Fellow

Shih-Fu Chang, Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his "pioneering contributions to multimedia content analysis and search."
Chang is a groundbreaking researcher of visual computing and information processing with broad applications in multimedia search, communication, and security. His work has been influential in shaping the vibrant fields of content-based visual retrieval and communication. Since the early 1990s, his group has developed numerous popular visual search engines and intelligent multimedia communication systems, several of which have been transferred to such companies as Real Networks, BBN, and NeuroMatters, among many others, for commercial applications. At Columbia, Chang has played a key role in several cross-disciplinary initiatives, including Digital Library, New Media Technology Center, and Hybrid Computer/Neural Vision System.
Chang served as the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department of Columbia Engineering from 2007 to 2010, and has been an adviser for several media technology companies and research institutions.
“I am very honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” says Professor Chang.  “And I feel very privileged to be able to work with world-class colleagues and students from many exciting fields of engineering and science at Columbia.”

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