Philip A. Chou

Short Biography

Philip A. Chou received the BSE degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1980, and the MS degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983, both in electrical engineering and computer science, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. From 1990 to 1996, he was a Member of Research Staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, CA. In 1997 he was manager of the compression group at VXtreme, an Internet video startup in Mountain View, CA, before it was acquired by Microsoft in 1997. From 1998 to the present, he has been a Principal Researcher with Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, managing the Communication and Collaboration Systems research group from 2004 to 2011. Dr. Chou has served as Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University 1994-1995, Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington 1998-2009, and Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2006.

Dr. Chou has longstanding research interests in data compression, signal processing, information theory, communications, and pattern recognition, with applications to video, images, audio, speech, and documents. He served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and Guest Editor for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing technical committee (IMDSP TC) 1998-2004, member and Chair of the SPS Multimedia Signal Processing TC (MMSP TC) 2007-2012, member of the ComSoc Multimedia TC, member of the IEEE SPS Fellow evaluation committee, member of the TMM and ICME Steering Committees, and member of the SPS Board of Governors.  He was the founding technical chair for the inaugural NetCod 2005 workshop, special session and panel chair for ICASSP 2007, publicity chair for the Packet Video Workshop 2009, technical co-chair for MMSP 2009, and awards chair for ICIP 2015.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the IEEE Computer, Information Theory, Signal Processing, and Communications societies, and was an active member of the MPEG committee. He is the recipient, with Tom Lookabaugh, of the 1993 Signal Processing Society Paper Award; with Anshul Seghal, of the 2002 ICME Best Paper Award; with Zhourong Miao, of the 2007 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Best Paper Award; and with Miroslav Ponec, Sudipta Sengupta, Minghua Chen, and Jin Li, of the 2009 ICME Best Paper Award. He is co-editor, with Mihaela van der Schaar, of the 2007 book from Elsevier, Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks.

Last updated 1/19/2012