In honor of her contributions to the fields of biometrics, computer vision and pattern recognition, Professor Wang Yunhong from the School of Computer Science and Engineering was elected as fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR Fellow) on the 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2018), which was held in Beijing from August 21 to August 24. She was issued with the certificate by Simone Marinai, President of the IAPR.
The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is an international association of non-profit, scientific or professional organizations concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing in a broad sense. The prestigious IAPR Fellow Award was introduced in 1994 and since then is biennially conferred on persons to acknowledge their outstanding contributions to the field of pattern recognition and to IAPR activities. According to the Bylaws of IAPR, the number of fellows elected every two years must not exceed 0.25% of the total IAPR membership. In the year of 2018, 20 people received the award for their academic contributions.
Wang Yunhong, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Beihang University, has long conducted her research on pattern recognition and computer vision, publishing over 200 papers in major domestic and international journals and conferences. She works currently as the director of the Special Committee of Intelligent Interaction of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, council member of China Computer Federation, executive director of China Society of Image and Graphics, and editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. She is also a winner of the 13th China Youth Science and Technology Award and a second prize of the State Technological Invention Award.
Reported by Zhou Jie
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Li Siying