Jen-Tzung Chien received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC, in 1997. During 1997-2012, he was with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. Since 2012, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, NCTU. He held the Visiting Professor positions at the Panasonic Technologies Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, the Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China, and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. His research interests include machine learning, signal processing, speech recognition, face recognition, information retrieval and blind source separation.
Dr. Chien is a senior member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He served as the associate editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters in 2008-2011, the guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing in 2012, the organization committee member of the ICASSP 2009, the tutorial speaker of the ICASSP, in 2012, and the INTERSPEECH, in 2013. He is appointed as the APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-2013. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop in 2011. He received the Young Investigator Award (Ta-You Wu Memorial Award) from National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan, in 2003, the Research Award for Junior Research Investigators from Academia Sinica, Taiwan, in 2004, and the NSC Distinguished Research Award in 2006 and 2010.