Selected Awards
Grand Challenge Multimodal Prize:
    at ACM Multimedia 2012, for a multimedia event magazine driven by microblogs -- "Analyzing social media via event facets", with Zhiyu Wang, Peng Cui, Hao Chen, Wenwu Zhu and Shiqiang Yang, Nov 2012
Best Conference Paper Award:
    IEEE SOLI 2011 - Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, July 2011
Best Student Paper Awards:
    PAKDD 2015;
    ACM/IEEE JCDL 2007;
    ACM Multimedia 2005;
    IEEE ICIP 2004;
    ACM Multimedia 2002
IBM Research 2005 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oct 2005- Dec 2006.
IBM Patent Challenge Award, top entry selected based on quality and perceived licensing potential, January 2010
VideOlympics "People's Choice Award" (group) for IMARS Multimedia Retrieval System, ACM Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada, July 2008
IBM 2008 Innovative Telecom Applications Challenge Award, top entry in openly solicited application prototypes for telecommunication services, February, 2008.
Selected Grants
The Anatomy of Social Media Popularity
The Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), 2015-2018
Analysis of Trajectories in Information Spaces
The Australian Research Council (ARC), 2014- 2016
What makes a message stick? The role of content and context in social media epidemics
The Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), Sept. 2012- Sept 2013
Recent Talks
Picture Tags and World Knowledge
Picture Tags and World Knowledge
Aug 2015, CiSRA - Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Aug 2013, Mcrosoft Research Asia
June 2012, NY-area Vision-Multimedia workshop at Columbia University
Visual Meme in Social Media
Nov 2011, Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University, National Tsing-Hua University
Oct 2011, Tsinghua University, Peking University
Social Semantics in Multimedia Retrieval
June 2011, SRI Sarnoff, Princeton, NJ
Large Scale Semantics in Multimedia Retrieval
Feb 2011, NICTA Sydney Lab
Journal Editorial Boards
Academic Editor (Inaugural), PeerJ Computer Science, 2015 -
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2015 -
Editor Board Member, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia(TMM), 2014 -
Associate Editor, ACM TOMM, Nov 2012 -
Other Selected Professional Services
TPC Member: WWW 2014; WSDM 2014, 2013; NIPS 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012; ACMMM 2013; ICIP 2013
Tutorial Chair, ACM Multiemdia 2016
Workshop Chair, ACM Multiemdia 2015
Publicity Chair, IEEE ICIP 2013
Tutorial Chair, ACM Multmedia 2013
Tutorial and Workshop Chair, ACML 2013
Area Chair, ACM Multmedia 2011, ACM Multmedia 2012
Special Session Organizer, ICME 2012 and ICMR 2012
Travel Grants Chair, ACM Multimedia 2010
Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Communities and Media Computing, IEEE Trans. On Multimedia, April 2009.
Publicity Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2009, Cancun, Mexico, June-July 2009
Special Sessions Chair, ACM Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada, July 2008.
Brave New Topics Session Organizer
    Human-machine interaction in non-conventional interfaces, ACM Multimedia 2009, Beijing, China, Oct. 2009
    How The Many Can Affect One: Research Challenges In Community-Driven Media Computing, ACM Multimedia 2007, Ausburg, Germany, Oct. 2007