Keynote Speakers (More distinguished professors will be added)

Prof. Kai-Kuang Ma
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Kai-Kuang Ma has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering since 1995; he is currently a full professor in the Division of Information Engineering. Dr. Ma received his B.E. degree (electronic engineering) from Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, Republic of China, M.S. degree (electrical engineering) from Duke University, Durham, NC, U.S.A., and the Ph.D. degree (electrical engineering) from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
From 1992 to 1995, he was with Institute of Microelectronics (IME) as a Member of Technical Staff, working on digital video coding and the MPEG standards. From 1984 to 1992, he was working in IBM Corporation at Kingston, NY, and then Research Triangle Park, NC, U.S.A., engaging on various DSP and VLSI advanced product development. His research interests are in the areas of digital signal, image and video processing. Prof. Ma has produced more than one hundred publications in well-known international journals, conferences, and MPEG standardization meetings. He holds one USA patent on fast motion estimation algorithm.
He was serving as Singapore MPEG Chairman and Head of Delegation (1997-2001), and his research works on fast motion estimation have been adopted by MPEG-4 standard. He is elected as a Distinguished Lecturer in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for a two-year term (2008-2009). He has been serving as Technical Program Chairman or Committee Members in numerous international conferences in his area, including the most well-known flagship conferences, such as ICIP, ICASSP, ISCAS, and so on. Dr. Ma is currently serving as (Associate) Editor or Editorial Board Member of six international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2007~), IEEE Transactions on Communications (1997~), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2002~), etc. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and member of Eta Kappa Nu.

Speech Title: Recent Research on Fundamental Image Processing for High-definition Images

Abstract: Fast developments on ultra-high-resolution displays (e.g., 8K displays) has brought a plethora of new requirements and expectations on the presentation of high-resolution and high-quality images in various image applications. Furthermore, critical image quality assessment metrics have been also actively investigated and developed. Based on these, many existing fundamental image processing algorithms are out of date, and new algorithms are required toe researched for replacing them. In this talk, I shall highlight this trend and demonstrate some fundamental and state-of-the-art image processing techniques from different image processing fields, such as image demosaicing, image interpolation, super-resolution, feature extraction and equalization for examples.