Ming-Syan Chen (陳銘憲) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He is now a Distinguished Research Fellow and the Director of Research Center of Information Technology Innovation (CITI) in the Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and is also a Distinguished Professor jointly appointed by EE Department, CSIE Department, and Graduate Institute of Communication Eng. (GICE) at National Taiwan University. He was a research staff member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA from 1988 to 1996, the Director of GICE from 2003 to 2006, and also the President/CEO of Institute for Information Industry (III), which is one of the largest organizations for information technology in Taiwan, from 2007 to 2008. His research interests include databases, data mining, mobile computing systems, and multimedia networking, and he has published more than 270 papers in his research areas.
In addition to serving as program chairs/vice-chairs and keynote/tutorial speakers in many international conferences, Dr. Chen was an associate editor of IEEE TKDE and also JISE, is currently on the editorial board of Very Large Data Base (VLDB) Journal, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) Journal, and International Journal of Electrical Engineering (IJEE), and is a Distinguished Visitor of IEEE Computer Society for Asia-Pacific from 1998 to 2000, and also from 2005 to 2007. He holds, or has applied for, eighteen U.S. patents and seven ROC patents in his research areas. He is a recipient of the NSC (National Science Council) Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan Distinguished Research Award, Teco Award, Honorary Medal of Information, and K.-T. Li Research Breakthrough Award for his research work, and also the Outstanding Innovation Award from IBM Corporate for his contribution to a major database product. He also received numerous awards for his research, teaching, inventions and patent applications. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of ACM and a Fellow of IEEE.