Dr Chua Tat Seng
KITHCT Chair Professor, NUS School of Computing

Dr CHUA Tat Seng is the KITHCT Chair Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He was the Acting and Founding Dean of the School during 1998-2000. His main research interest is in multimedia information retrieval and social media analysis. In particular, his research focuses on the extraction, retrieval and question-answering (QA) of text, video and live media arising from the Web and social networks. He is the co-Director of a multi-million dollar joint Center between NUS and Tsinghua University to develop technologies for live social observatory.

Dr Chua is active in the international research community. He was the conference co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2005, ACM CIVR 2005, and ACM SIGIR 2008, and serves in the editorial boards of several journals. He is the member of steering committee of ICMR (International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval) and Multimedia Modeling conference series. He is the Director of several companies, including a publicly listed one in Singapore. He has several spin-off start-up companies from his research work in the areas of video processing and text mining.