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PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Adjunct Associate Professor of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
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Signal, Information & Multimedia Processing
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Image & video representation, immersive visual communication, graph signal processing.


Gene Cheung received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1995, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998 and 2000, respectively.

He was a senior researcher in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Japan, Tokyo, from 2000 till 2009. He is now an associate professor in National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) since 2015.

His research interests include image & video representation, immersive visual communication and graph signal processing. He has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2007--2011) and currently serves as associate editor for DSP Applications Column in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, APSIPA journal on signal & information processing and SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, and as area editor for EURASIP Signal Processing: Image Communication. He serves as the lead guest editor of the special issue on "Interactive Media Processing for Immersive Communication'' in IEEE Journal on Special Topics on Signal Processing, target published date March 2015. He served as member of the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC) in IEEE Signal Processing Society (2012-2014), and serves as member of the Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP-TC) (2015-2017). He was invited as plenary speaker for IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) 2013 on the topic "3D visual communication: media representation, transport and rendering''. He is a co-author of best student paper award in IEEE Workshop on Streaming and Media Communications 2011 (in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2011), best paper finalists in ICME 2011 and International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2011, best paper runner-up award in ICME 2012, and best student paper award in ICIP 2013.

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