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   Dr. Patrick S.P. Wang

Professor Patrick S.P.Wang is tenured full professor of computer science at College of Computer and Information Science of Northeastern University . He is Fellow of IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition) and co-founding chief editor of IJPRAI (International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence) (with Germany's (Deutschland) Prof. Xiaoyi Jiang ). and WSP MPAI Book Series (with Switerland's Prof. Horst Bunke ).

In Fall 1996, Dr. Wang has been elected as Otto-Von-Guericke Distinguished Guest Professor at the Graphics and Simulations Lab of the University of Magdeburg (near Berlin) of Deutschland (Germany). Professor Wang has also served as Honorary Advisor Professor of Xiamen University and Sichuan University of China . He has published over 120 papers, 20 books and 3 USA/Germany patents.

Dr. Wang got his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from National Chiao Tung University (Hsin Chu), M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, M.S. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University. He has been Visiting Scientist at MIT AI Lab from 1989-1990, and Research Consultant at MIT Sloan School since 1990, as well as adjunct faculty of Computer Science at Harvard University Extension School since 1985. For the past decade, he has been invited to give lectures in many countries in America, Asia and Europe including Germany (Deutschland, both West and East), China (both Mainland and Taiwan), Canada, France, Japan, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, England, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Australia, and USA. He has served as the Chair of IAPR-SSPR TC-2 (Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition) for 4 years (1992-1996). He has also organized many international conferences, including IWPIA'97 (Hiroshima), ICCPOL97 (Hong Kong), SSPR'96 (Leipzig - Bach's hometown), and ICCPOL95 (Hawaii). He is Conference Co-chair of ICMI99 (Int. Conf. on Multimodal Interface), in China, co-sponsored by IEEE and ACM, and International Conference on Oriental Language Computing, Chicago, July, 2000, and International Conference on Chinese Language Computing at Feng-Chia University, Taiwan Province, ROC, July 2002. He is also committee member and invited speaker for ICVI'98 (International Conference on Visual Interface), Vancouver, B.C., and ICPR/SSPR'98 (International Conference on Pattern Recognition), Sydney, Australia, and SPIE's ISMIP'98 (International Symposium of Multi-spectral Image Processing), Wu Han, China. He also serves as Program Committee member for the : IWCIA'2000 (Int. Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis), July, France, ICARCV'2000 (Int. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision), Singapore, December, 2000, IAPR Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM2003 and 2005), July, 2003 at Leipzig (Bach's hometown), Deutschland, and BT2004 , Int. Workshop on Biometric Technology, June 2004, Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Wang is also a general conference co-chair of the IAPR's 18th ICPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (together with France's Prof. Guy Lorette and Hong Kong's Prof. Y. Y. Tang), held in August, 2006 at Hong Kong, China. In addition to his technical expertise in computer science, Prof. Wang is also interested in music, operas, singing, sports, ping-pong, tennis, and writing. He has published over 100 proses, poems and novels in journals, periodicals, magazines and newspapers, on Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert's symphonies, and Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, and Wagner's operas. His works have received many awards on writing competitions including the prestigious "Taiwan Provincial Better Publication Award", and the "World Journal Prose Competition Award". Dr. Wang grew up in Hsin Chu city, Taiwan, a beautiful island that was returned to her motherland China's bosom after the Japan Imperialist was defeated and unconditionally surrendered at the end of WWII. Before moving to Taiwan, his family lived in Shanghai, the largest city of China. His father comes from Shandong, the hometown of Confucius, and his mother from Sichuan, the hometown of Tu Fu and Li Po. He is a member of Overseas Shandonese Association and Overseas Sichuanese Association.

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