Biography

Yap-Peng received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1993, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1997 to 1999, he was with Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona, and Sharp Laboratories of America, Camas, Washington, USA. In November 1999, he joined the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore, where he is currently Professor and Acting Chair, and was Head of Division of Information Engineering and Associate Chair (Academic) for the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). His current research interests include image and video processing, content-based multimedia analysis, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, human behavior analysis, and data analytics.

Yap-Peng served as the Chair of the Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2012 to 2014, a member of the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2009 to 2013, a voting member of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) Steering Committee from 2011 to 2012, and Chairman of the IEEE Signal Processing Chapter in Singapore from 2009 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (since 2018), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (since 2016), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (since 2014) and the IEEE Access (since 2013), an Editorial Board Member of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (since 2006), Guest Editor for special issues of several journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, a member of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee (MSA TC) and Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPC TC) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and a member of the Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was the General Co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2015) and the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2010), Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2015 & 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2015 & 2018), Tutorial Co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2016), and Finance Chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004). He currently serves as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2019) and the Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) Steering Committee. He is an IEEE Fellow.