Biography

Prof. Kot has been with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) for eight years. The Division’s focuses are on signal processing for image, video, speech and audio. He was the Vice Dean Research and Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE for three years, overseeing the research activities for the School with over 200 faculty members. He is currently Professor and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the College of Engineering (COE) and Director of ROSE Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab) with Peking University, Tencent and Inspur]. He has published extensively with over 200 technical papers in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics recognition, data-hiding, authentication and image forensics for digital media. He has two USA and one Singapore patents granted.

Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2000 to 2003, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia from 2008 to now, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2000 to 2005; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II from 2004 to 2006; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I from 2005 to 2007, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the Senior Editorial Board of IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing. He also served as Guest Editor for the Special Issues for the IEEE Transactions on CSVT and JASP. He was a member of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Steering Committee and a member of the IEEE SPS Image and Multi-dimensional DSP and IEEE SPS Information, Forensics and Security Technical Committees. Currently, he is in, the Editorial Board member for the EURASIP Journal of Advanced Signal Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

He is a member of the IEEE CAS Visual Signal Processing and Communication Technical Committees. He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the General Co-Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and area/track chairs for several IEEE flagship conferences. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator and the Chapters Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Chapters worldwide. He received the Best Teacher of The Year Award at NTU, the Microsoft MSRA Award and as a co-author for the ICPR2008 Best Biometrics Student Paper Award in Florida, USA, the IWDW2010 Best Paper Award in Seoul, Korea and the ISCAS2010 Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in Paris, France, the IEEE WIFS Best Student Paper Silver Award, the IEEE ICCT 2011 Best Paper Award and the ICECC 2012 Best Paper Award. He was elected as the IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2005. He is now a Vice President in the Signal Processing Society, an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IES.