Dr. Winston Hsu is an active researcher dedicated to novel algorithms and systems for ultra-large-scale image/video retrieval, social media mining/recommendation, multimedia analytics, and mobile and cloud-based multimedia applications. He is keen to realizing advanced researches towards business deliverables via academia-industry collaborations. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, also a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond (Summer 2014). He received his Ph.D. degree (2007) from Columbia University, New York. Before that, he worked for years as a founding engineer in the multimedia software company, CyberLink Corp., where experiencing Engineer, Project Leader, and R&D Manager.
He has been recognized with technical awards and best paper awards in multimedia research community (e.g., ACM Multimedia 2006 Best Paper Runner-Up, First Prize in ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge 2011, First Place in MSR-Bing Image Retrieval Challenge 2013, ACM Multimedia 2013/2014 Grand Challenge Multimodal Award, etc.). He delivered keynote speeches and lectured several highly rated and very attended tutorials in top conferences (e.g., ACM Multimedia 2008/2009, SIGIR 2008, and ICASSP 2009/2011). He is on the Editorial Board for IEEE Multimedia Magazine and IEEE MSA TC. He is in the organizing committee for ACM Multimedia (2010/2012/2013/2016), ICMR 2015/2016, ICME 2009, PCM 2013/2014, MMM 2013. He is in the technical committee for major conferences (ACM Multimedia 2009-2015, SIGIR 2011/2013/2015, WWW 2011, CIKM 2011, ICME 2006-2015, IJCAI 2015). He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM. He was awarded 2011 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (吳大猷先生紀念獎), a national and prestigious recognition for young researchers, and 2013 National Outstanding IT Elite Award (傑出資訊人才獎), for his contributions in advanced research and industry collaborations.