The lecture is set for noon in Room 1005 of the Beckman Institute. Shum's topic will be "Prior, Context and Interactive Computer Vision.'
Shum is Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, overseeing and directing research activities and university relations in the Asia-Pacific region for the world's largest software maker.
Shum's research focus has been in the areas of computer vision and graphics, pattern recognition and robotics. He has earned more than 20 United States patents and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transaction's Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) and International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). Shum has published more than 100 papers on computer vision, pattern recognition, statistical learning, computer graphics, and robotics and served as the General co-Chair for the Tenth International Conference on Computer Vision in Beijing in 2005.
Shum first joined Microsoft in 1996 as a researcher in the Vision Technology Group of Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. In 1999, he helped form Microsoft Research China (later renamed as Microsoft Research Asia). Dr. Shum received a Ph.D. in Robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.