Prof. Patrick S. P. Wang, Fellow IAPR, ISIBM, WASE


Professor Patrick Shen-Pei Wang is Professor Emeritus of Computer and Information Science at College of Computer and Information Science of Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA .
Dr. Wang has published over 160 technical papers, 26  books, and 3 USA/European patents, in the areas of AI, PR,
Computer Vision, OCR, Imaging Processing,  and

    Prof. Wang is Fellow of IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition) ,  ISIBM (International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine) ,  and WASE (World Association Science & Engineering) 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). Dr. Wang has been visiting at University of Calgary's Biometrics Technology Laboratory , Calgary, Canada from 2006-2007 as iCORE   (Informatics Circle of Research Excellence) visiting Professor , where he publised his 23rd book in July 2007, entitled : IMAGE PATTERN RECOGNITION --- Synthesis and Analysis in Biometrics by WSP (World Scientific Publishing Co.) headquartered at Singapore. He is now Zi-Jiang Visiting Chair Professor   at the Department of Computer Science and Technology   of prestigious East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Professor Wang has also served as Honorary Advisor Professor of Xiamen University and Sichuan University of China .

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 Reseach 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 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 Multispectral 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 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), August, 2006 at Hong Kong, China. Prof. Wang serves as Program Vice-Chair and Distinguished International Advisor of the IEEE-BIBE2007 at Harvard Medical and gave a keynote planery lecture on "Biometrics Intelligence Information Systems and Applications" . In BIBE2007, he's honored and received a   Plaque   of   Outstanding Achievement Award     from Conference General Chair Prof. Jack Yang and IEEE-SMC President Prof. Larry Hall . He also gave a tutorial on "IPR and Biometrics" at the IEEE-SMC 2007 , Montreal, Canada, October 2007. In addition, Dr. Wang is keynote and tutorial speaker at e-Forensics 2008 , Adelaide, Australia, January 2008, and an invited speaker at IEEE-ISI2008 , (International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics) , Taipei, R.O.C., June, 2008.

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 Du Fu, and Li Bai's poems, and 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" 王教授 的書 "哈佛冥想曲"(詩與散文集) Harvard Meditation Melody , 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.

Dr. Patrick S.P. Wang, Professor & IAPR Fellow & ISIBM Fellow
College of Computer and Information Science
Boston, MA 02115, USA
(917)668-9401(web phone, can be reached while traveling around the world), (617)281-5345(used in USA only), 011-886-(0)960675820 (used in Taiwan only), 011-86-13240785613 (used in mainland China only).
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