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UB Computer Scientist Wins Prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Release Date: April 27, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chang Wen Chen, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected to receive a prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The award recognizes lifetime achievements in research and is presented to foreign scholars to allow them to conduct research at German research institutes to promote international scientific cooperation.

Wen is conducting research at the Institute of Media at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (the University of Technology, Munich) along with German scientist Eckehard Steinbach, who nominated him for the award. He is working toward context-aware media delivery and resource allocation in mobile networks.

Wen is renowned internationally for his pioneering research in image and video processing, analysis and communications, and his theoretical and practical contributions to the efficient, secure and robust transmission of multimedia data over wired and wireless networks.

He was elected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow for his contributions in digital image and video processing, analysis and communications, and an SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) Fellow for his contributions in electronic imaging and visual communications.

A UB faculty member since 2008, he previously was Allen S. Henry Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology. He served on the faculty of the University of Missouri, Columbia, and the University of Rochester. He also served as the head of the Interactive Media Group at the David Sarnoff Research Laboratories.

Wen has consulted with Kodak Research Labs, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Air Force Rome Laboratories.

He is a resident of East Amherst, N.Y.

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