Yun-Qing Shi

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Title: Professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States  

Yun-Qing Shi, Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.

Dr. Yun-Qing Shi joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1987, and is currently a professor there. He obtained his BS degree and MS degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1987. His research interests include: multimedia data hiding, forensics and security (robust watermarking, fragile- and semi-fragile lossless data hiding, authentication, steganography and steganalysis, tampering detection, classification of computer graphics from photographic images, camera identification, detection of double JPEG/MPEG compression, sharpening detection, seam carving detection), visual signal processing and communications (motion analysis, video compression and transmission), applications of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition to industrial automation and biomedical engineering, and the theory of multidimensional systems and signal processing (robust stability of linear systems, 2-D spectral factorization, 2-D/3-D interleaving). Prior to entering graduate school, he had industrial experience in a radio factory as a principal design and test engineer in numerical control manufacturing and electronic broadcasting devices. Some of his research projects have been supported by several federal and New Jersey State funding agencies.

Dr. Shi is an author and co-author of more than 400 papers in his research areas, a book on Image and Video Compression, three book chapters on Image Data Hiding, one book chapter on Steganalysis, and one book chapter on Digital Image Processing. He holds 30 awarded US patents. In addition to paper presentation in workshops and conferences, he has delivered more than 120 invited talks and 18 tutorials around the world. He had been the chairman of Signal Processing Chapter of IEEE North Jersey Section for more 10 years, the founding editor-in-chief of LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security (Springer), an editorial board member of Journal on Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (Springer), a member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Technical Committee of Visual Signal Processing and Communications, Technical Committee of Multimedia Systems and Applications. Since 2006, he has become a fellow of IEEE for his contribution to Multidimensional Signal Processing.

Dr. Shi was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II, an editorial member of International Journal of Image and Graphics (World Scientific), the guest editor of special issue on Image Data Hiding for International Journal of Image and Graphics, the guest editor of special issue on Multimedia Signal Processing for Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems, the guest editor of special issue on Image Sequence Processing for International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, a formal reviewer of the Mathematical Reviews, and a contributing author in the area of Signal and Image Processing for the Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (CRC). Dr. Shi has also been an IEEE CASS Distinguished Lecturer, a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Committee of Multimedia Signal Processing, a co-general chair of IEEE 2002 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP02), a co-technical chair of IEEE 2005 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP05), a co-chair of Technical Program Committee of International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW)  since 2006 to now annually, and the chair of Technical Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2007 (ICME07).

He obtained the Innovators Award in 2010 by New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHOF) for Innovations in Digital Forensics and Security. His US patent 7,457,341 entitled “System and Method for Robust Reversible Data Hiding and Data Recovery in the Spatial Domain” won the 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award by Research and Development Council of New Jersey. Dr. Shi became a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (FNAI) in2017 and became a Life Fellow of IEEE since 2018.

Dr. Shi’s academic accomplishments cannot be separated from the influence of his father and family education since childhood. His father, Kong Huai Shih, was born in Haimen which is a suburban county of Jiang-Su Province. Due to his outstanding academic performances in high school, the school president convinced his parents to support Kong Shih in achieving a college education despite their difficult financial situation of a farmer’s family. Eventually Kong Huai attended Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he majored in civil engineering and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1921. Afterward, Kong Huai worked for Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an instructor, followed by being a technical lead with the Division of Transportation of Shanghai. In 1929, he was the only candidate selected from the civil engineering major of the Jiang-Su Province to pursue a post-graduate degree in the US for three years. He enrolled as a civil engineering major in Cornell University and obtained his master’s degree there. From 1931 to 1932 he visited and studied in almost all the major sea ports in the US and multiple European countries including New York, London, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, and Marseille-Fos before he returned to China.

A few years after Kong Huai returned to Shanghai, Japanese invaders occupied Shanghai and the east part of China. Kong Huai was forced to move to Chongqing, the biggest city of Sichuan Province of China. During the second Sino-Japanese War, Kong Huai worked in Chongqing, then Guiyang, the capital of Gui-Zhou Province in southwest China. Kong Huai met and married Dr. Shi’s mother, Wen Su in Chongqing at that time. Wen Su was from a well-educated family in Changsha, Hunan Province of China. In her teenage years she attended the School of Fine Arts in Suzhou and was a student of the famous Chinese painter Beihong Xu. Kong Huai and Wen Su have three sons: Yun-Ting, Yun-Qing (Dr. Shi) and Yun-Pu. In 1945, Kong Huai and the family moved back to Shanghai when the Anti-Japanese War was over. From 1945 to 1949, Kong Huai served as the chief engineer officer with Port Authority of Shanghai and was in charge of ship transportation between Shanghai and other ports of China, as well as with international ports. From 1949 to 1966, under the new government he continued to be a highly respected top-level engineering officer with same responsibilities. In recognition of his contribution to water transportations, Kong Huai was elected as a representative of the National People’s Congress of China in 1964. During the disastrous Chinese Culture Revolution, Kong Huai was one of the many innocent victims who were brutally persecuted, and passed away in January 1969.

Besides the influence from his father, Dr. Shi has a very supportive family behind him. Dr. Shi married Zhengfang Chen in 1999. Zhengfang is a principal systems engineer with America’s wireless telecommunication giant, Verizon. She holds 22 awarded US patents in mobile device software technologies. Zhengfang possesses an electrical engineering PhD degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, as well as a masters and bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing. On top of her academic and professional achievements, Zhengfang is fully dedicated in supporting Dr. Shi by taking care of the family life and child education. She is also the illustrator of all diagrams in Dr. Shi’s first published textbook on Image and Video Compression.

Dr. Shi is a proud father of three sons: Minhuai, Wesley and Terrence. Minhuai graduated from New York University Dental School and is currently a dentist in New York City. Minhuai married Julia Gu with one son, Gabriel. Wesley is an industrial management supply chain expert in Great New York area. Terrence is a Class of 2022 of Georgia Institute of Technology majoring computational media.

Dr. Shi’s early academic career and life were greatly supported by his first wife, Xianhong Li, who is the biological mother of Minhuai and Wesley. It was with deep regret that she passed away in 1992, and she is memorized forever by her beloved family members.

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