Professor, Fellow of IEEE, FCAE, FRSC
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32873
Multimedia Communications Laboratory
Slipstream Data Inc. (Now, a subsidiary of BlackBerry)
Selected Awards and Honors
Eric E. Summer Award
Distinguished Overseas Scientist Award in Information Theory
Honorary Professor, Huaqiao University
Education Foundation Award of Merit
2014 Padovani Lecture
CPAC Professional Achievement Award
Executive Council Member of China Overseas Exchange Association
Overseas Advisor for the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the City of Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Overseas Expert Advisory Committee Member for the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State of Council of China
Inclusion in Canadian Who's Who
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Fellow of IEEE
for contributions to source coding
Manning Innovation Award of Distinction
Premier's Catalyst Award for Innovation of the Year
Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Multimedia Compression
Updated September 2020.
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Recent Professional Activities
Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo from 2020 to present.
IEEE Founder's Medal Committee from 2019 to present.
University Senator at the University of Waterloo from 2017 to present.
Board of Trustees at the Huaqiao University from 2014 to present.
2014 Padovani lecture at IEEE North American School of Information Theory in Toronto.
Technical program committee of the 2014 Data Compression Conference.
Technical program committee of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.
International advisory committees for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications.
Nomination committee of ASE Division of the Academy of Science of Royal Society of Canada, 2012--Present.
Nomination Committee of the Academy of Science of Royal Society of Canada, 2012--Present.
Technical Program Committee of the 2009, 2011 and 2013 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory.
Review Panel for the International Council for Science (ICSU), 2012--2013.
Technical Program Committee of the 5th (2011) Multi-Disciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors.
General Co-chair and Technical Program Chair of the 4th (2010) Multi-Disciplinary Symposium of Ontario Chinese Professors.
IEEE Information Theory Society Awards Committee (2009 and 2010).
Technical Program Committees of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME).
General co-chair of the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Toronto,ON, June 29 to July 4, 2008.
Technical program vice-chair of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Toronto, ON, July 9-12, 2006.
Team leader of the Program Committee of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seattle, USA, July 9-14, 2006.
Consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, 2004.
Chair of the award committee for the 2004 Canadian Award in Telecommunications.
Co-Editor of the 2004 Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory concerning the interface between information theory and computer science.