MARK LIAO (F) received a BS degree in physics from National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, in 1981, and an MS and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1985 and 1990, respectively. In July 1991, he joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and currently, is a Distinguished Research Fellow. During 2009-2011, he was the Division Chair of the computer science and information engineering division II, National Science Council of Taiwan. He is jointly appointed as a Professor of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department of National Chiao-Tung University and the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University. During 2009-2012, he was jointly appointed as the Multimedia Information Chair Professor of National Chung Hsing University. From August 2010, he has been appointed as an Adjunct Chair Professor of Chung Yuan Christian University. His current research interests include multimedia signal processing, video-based Surveillance Systems, video forensics, and multimedia protection.
Dr. Liao is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the Young Investigators'' Award from Academia Sinica in 1998; Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in 2003, 2010 and 2013; National Invention Award of Taiwan in 2004; Distinguished Scholar Research Project Award from National Science Council of Taiwan in 2008; and Academia Sinica Investigator Award in 2010. His professional activities include: Co-Chair, 2004 International Conference on Multimedia and Exposition (ICME); Technical Co-chair, 2007 ICME; General Co-Chair, 17th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling; President, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society of Taiwan (2006-08); Editorial Board Member, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2010-13); Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2009-13), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009-12) and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1998-2001). He is currently serving as IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Director.