Sheng-Wei Chen (also known as Kuan-Ta Chen) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Information Science and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (joint appointment) of Academia Sinica. Dr. Chen 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 known as a programmer specialized in Windows and system programming, a technical writer of four books, a technical lecturer of various programming courses, and a 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 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, the Young Scholar''s Creativity Award from Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship in 2013, and IEEE ComSoc MMTC Best Journal Paper Award in 2014. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM) since 2011 and an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM) since 2015. He is a Senior Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.