Categories: General Date: May 1, 2017 Title: Tian Recieves 2017 UTSA Presidential Research Award
Dr. Qi Tian is presented the 2017 Research Achievement award by Interim President Dr. Pedro Reyes and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. C. Mauli Agwawal.
Dr. Qi Tian, professor of computer science, received the 2017 UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement award for Research Achievement. This award is to recognize, encourage and reward faculty who have conducted high-quality, high-impact research that shows distinct promise for national and international recognition and substantial contribution to the faculty member’s field. The award ceremony was held April 13th at the University Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Tian’s research interests are in the area of multimedia information retrieval and computer vision. His extensive work in multimedia applications has made contributions to the field ranging from fundamental framework, algorithms, and practical solutions.
Dr. Tian has done profound study on the semantic-gap problem for application in image retrieval. Recently, one of his survey papers multimedia search re-ranking has been accepted for publication in the high-impact ACM Computing Surveys journal. Dr. Tian is the one of the foremost authorities on multimedia information retrieval, a topic that is extremely important owing to the increase in the use of video surveillance and video sharing.
An active proponent of student academic and professional development, Tian is a dedicated mentor to his students as well as an active volunteer for professional organizations such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Due to his prestigious achievements, Tian received IEEE Fellow status for his contributions and impact to the multimedia information retrieval field. He is the first department-grown IEEE fellow in the history of the Computer Science department at UTSA.
Recently, Tian was listed among the 2016 Top 10 Most Influential Scholars in Multimedia by Aminer.org.