Dr. Ching-Yung Lin is a Research Staff Member in the Distributed Computing Department, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York. He is currently leading projects of the IBM Large-Scale Video Semantic Filtering, Routing and Sensor Network System. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington.
His research interest is mainly focused on multimodality signal processing and understanding, with applications on machine learning, distributed computing, embedded vision system, social computing and security. Dr. Lin has been leading a collaborative video semantic annotation project, which includes 23 worldwide research institutes, since 2003. He pioneered the design of a semantic filtering framework which detects more than 100 visual concepts in videos. Dr. Lin's multimedia semantic mining project team performed best in the annual US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) semantic video concept detection benchmarking since 2002. He also pioneered the design of video/image content authentication systems and a watermarking system surviving print-and-scan process.