National University of Singapore, Singapore
Title: Explainable AI & BigMM
Profile: Dr. Chua is the KITHCT Chair Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He is also the distinguish Visiting Professor of Tsinghua. Dr. Chua was the Founding Dean of the School from 1998-2000. His main interests are in multimedia information retrieval and social media analytics. In particular, his research focuses on the extraction, retrieval and question-answering of text, video and live media arising from the Web and social networks. He is the Director of a joint research Center between NUS and Tsinghua (NExT) to research into big unstructured multi-source multimodal data analytics.
Dr. Chua is active in the international research community. He is the recipient of ACM SIGMM Technical Achievements Award 2015. He has organized and served as program committee member of numerous international conferences in the areas of computer graphics, multimedia and text processing. He is the conference co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2005, ACM CIVR 2005, ACM SIGIR 2008 and ACM Web Science 2015. He serves in the editorial boards of: ACM Transactions of Information Systems (ACM), The Visual Computer (Springer Verlag), and Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer). He is the chair of steering committee of ICMR (International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval) and Multimedia Modeling conference series. Dr Chua co-founded of two technology startup companies based on research in NExT. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK.