chienJen-Tzung Chien received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC, in 1997. He is now with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently a chair professor. He held the Visiting Professor position at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, in 2010. His research interests include machine learning, deep learning, speech recognition, face recognition, information retrieval, and blind source separation.

Dr. Chien served as the associate editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters in 2008-2011 and the tutorial speaker of the ICASSP in 2012, the INTERSPEECH in 2013, the APSIPA in 2013, the ISCSLP in 2014, the ICASSP in 2015, the INTERSPEECH in 2016, and the ICASSP in 2017. He received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop in 2011. He has published extensively, including the book "Bayesian Speech and Language Processing", Cambridge University Press, 2015. He is currently serving as an elected member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) Technical Committee. He is the general co-chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing in 2017.