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Professor Changwen CHEN
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Professor Changwen CHEN

Chair Professor of Visual Computing

  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of The International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Professor Changwen Chen is Chair Professor of Visual Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an eminent scholar in the area of visual and multimedia communications.

He has held notable roles in the academic editorial sphere, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Trans. Multimedia from January 2014 to December 2016, and the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from January 2006 to December 2009. He has been an Editor for several other major IEEE Transactions and Journals, including the Proceedings of IEEE, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.

My long-term goal is to continue creating new knowledge for the benefit of mankind by educating the new generation of students to become true trailblazers in exploring the next frontier in various science and technology fields.

Professor Changwen CHEN

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In addition, Professor Chen has served as Conference Chair for several major IEEE, ACM, and SPIE conferences related to multimedia communications and signal processing. His research has been funded by both government agencies and industrial corporations, a testament to the impactful nature of his work.

CHEN Changwen_text_picHe and his students have received nine Best Paper Awards or Best Student Paper Awards over the past two decades. He has also received several prestigious research and professional achievement awards. These include the Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring Award in 2003, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 2009, the University at Buffalo Exceptional Scholar – Sustained Achievement Award in 2012, the SUNY System Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2016, and the University of Illinois ECE Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019.

In recognition of his significant contributions, Professor Chen was named an IEEE Fellow (2005), and a SPIE Fellow (2007). He was also elected as a member of the Academia Europaea (2021).

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