University Awards

University Research Recognition Award

To continue to lead research into trustable and robust Artificial Intelligence, video analytics, and multimodal conversational search and recommendation, and to bridge the gaps between leading edge research and real-world applications. Prof CHUA Tat Seng
KITHCT (Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple) Chair Professor
PhD, BSc (University of Leeds)
Department of Computer Science, School of Computing
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  • Attained leading global position on research in recommendation technologies and visual relation inference, which have paved the way for research on multimodal knowledge graph, video question-answering and multimodal conversational systems, as well as their applications
  • Pioneered research on trustable Artificial Intelligence, as well as numeric and tabular data processing to target Fintech research
  • Initiated research into multimodal conversational search and recommendation, with proactive capabilities that help users and systems learn and accumulate knowledge
  • Garnered research grants of $15.7 million since 2016 from the National Research Foundation, Sea Group, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Huawei Technologies India and Alibaba DAMO Academy
  • Co-director of NExT++, a joint research centre by NUS, Tsinghua University and University of Southampton; and Sea-NExT Lab, a joint Lab between Sea Group and NUS
  • Co-founder of two technology start-up companies: ViSenze and 6Estates
  • Discoveries have led to eight patents awarded, with five licensed to industry
  • Published more than 133 peer-reviewed papers and obtained over 43,900 total citations with a Hirsch index of 99
  • Won more than 10 Best Paper Awards in international journals and conferences
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University (since 2017)
  • Bao Yugang Chair Professor, Zhejiang University (since 2020)
  • Associate editor of ACM Transaction of Information Systems (since 2007); Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (FnTIR) (2010 – 2017); The Visual Computer (Springer-Verlag) (1993 – 2018); and Multimedia Tools and Applications (since 1998)
  • Steering committee chair of two international conference series
  • General co-chair of several top international conferences in multimedia, information retrieval and the Web
  • Widely sought-after keynote speaker at major international conferences
  • ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award (2015), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to multimedia computing, communications and applications
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