Multimedia Networking and Systems Laboratory


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Networking and Systems Laboratory

Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Dr. Sheng-Wei Chen (also known as Kuan-Ta Chen) is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Information Science and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (joint appointment) of Academia Sinica. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2006, and his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University in 1998 and 2000, respectively. Prior to taking his academic path, he was active as a programmer specialized in Windows system programming, a technical writer, and a freeware/shareware developer.

His research interests span various areas in multimedia computing and social computing with an emphasis on user experience, multimedia systems and networking, and crowdsourcing. He received the Best Paper Award (with Ieng-Fat Lam and Ling-Jyh Chen) in IWSEC 2008 and K. T. Li Distinguished Young Scholar Award from ACM Taipei/Taiwan Chapter in 2009. He also received the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award from The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2010 and the Young Scholar's Creativity Award from Foundation for The Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship in 2013. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia since 2011. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IICM, and CCISA.

Lab Introduction

Our general research area is computer networking, and above all topics we are most interested in improving users' network experiences and perceptions of network quality. Computer networks are ubiquitous, and the concept of "anytime-anywhere" communication is rapidly becoming a reality for millions of people. However, people must still invest time and effort learning about and adapting to this relatively new phenomenon of networking. Our goal is to make it a seamless part of everyday life. The current research directions include, but not limited to:

1) Multimedia systems & networking
2) Social computing
3) Crowdsourcing

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