Prof. Jingdong Chen
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Jingdong Chen received his PhD degree from the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998. He is currentlya professor at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. Before joining NWPU in January 2011, he served as the Chief Scientist of WeVoice Inc. in New Jersey,USA for one year. Prior to this position, he was with Bell Labs in New Jerseyfor nine years. Before joining Bell Labs, he held positions at the GriffithUniversity in Brisbane,Australia and the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Kyoto,Japan. Dr. Chen has long been working on the problems of speech enhancement, noise reduction, echo cancellation, and microphone array processing. He has authored and co-authored 11 monograph books andpublished more than 150 journal and conference papers. He also hold several patents. He has been serving in various capacities in the global research community: as an Associate Editor to the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and asa Member of the Editorial Board of several journals. He was the general chair of the IWAENC 2016, the technical program co-chair of the IEEE WASPAA 2009, IEEE TENCON 2013, ChinaSIP 2014, and helped organize many other conferences. Dr. Chenreceived the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2009,the best paper award from the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) in 2011, the Bell LabsRole Model Teamwork Award twice, respectively, in 2009 and 2007, the NASA Tech Brief Award twice, respectively, in 2010 and 2009, the Japan Trust International Research Grant from the Japan Key Technology Center in 1998, and the Young Author Best Paper Awardfrom the National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communications in 1998. He is also the Co-author of a journal paper for which Chao Pan received the IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) 2016 Distinguished Student Paper Award (First Prize). He was honored the "1000-Plan-Expert"title in 2009 and received the "Distinguished Young Scientists Fund" from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2014.