Tat Seng Chua
Tat-Seng is the KITHCT Chair Professor at the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing. His main research interests are Multimedia Information Retrieval and Social Media Analytics. In particular, he focuses on the extraction, retrieval and question-answering of text, video and live media arising from the Web and social networks. Arising from his research, he founded a research center named NExT++, a joint research center between NUS, Tsinghua University and University of Southampton to research into big,unstructured multi-source multimodal data analytics.
In the international research community, Tat Seng plays an active role in leading several initiatives. He organized and served as program committee member of numerous international conferences in the areas of computer graphics, multimedia and text processing, such as ACM Multimedia 2005, ACM CIVR 2005, ACM SIGIR 2008 and ACM Web Science 2015. Besides that, he also serves in the editorial boards of ACM Transactions of Information Systems (ACM), The Visual Computer (Springer Verlag), and Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer). At present, Tat-Seng is the chair of the steering committee of ICMR (International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval) and Multimedia Modeling conference series. He was the recipient of the ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award in 2015.
Apart from teaching and research, Tat Seng has also co-founded two technology start-ups, with technologies that originated from his research in NExT++.