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Suen Photo    Dr. Ching Y. Suen (University Professor)
    Ph.D. (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada),
    M.Sc. (Univ. of Hong Kong)

    Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence

    Concordia Research Chair,
in AI & Pattern Recognition

Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI)

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, Suite EV3.403
Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada

Tel.: (514) 848–2424 Ext. 7950

Fax: (514) 848-2830
email: suen@cenparmi.concordia.ca

Web: http://www.cenparmi.concordia.ca


Dr. Ching Y. Suen is the Director of CENPARMI and the Concordia Chair on AI & Pattern Recognition. He received his Ph.D. degree from UBC (Vancouver) and his Master's degree from the University of Hong Kong. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and as the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University.

Prof. Suen has served at numerous national and international professional societies as President, Vice-President, Governor, and Director. He has given 45 invited/keynote papers at conferences and 195 invited talks at various industries and academic institutions around the world. He has been the Principal Investigator or Consultant of 30 industrial projects. His research projects have been funded by the ENCS Faculty and the Distinguished Chair Programs at Concordia University, FCAR (Quebec), NSERC (Canada), the National Networks of Centres of Excellence (Canada), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the industrial sectors in various countries, including Canada, France, Japan, Italy, and the United States.

Dr. Suen has published 4 conference proceedings, 12 books and more than 495 papers, and many of them have been widely cited while the ideas in others have been applied in practical environments involving handwriting recognition, thinning methodologies, and multiple classifiers. Dr. Suen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Medal from the University of Bari (Italy 2012), the IAPR ICDAR Award (2005), the ITAC/NSERC national award (1992), and the "Concordia Lifetime Research Achievement" and "Concordia Fellow" awards (2008 and 1998 respectively).

Prof. Suen has supervised 86 doctoral and master's students to completion, and guided/hosted 87 long-term visiting scientists and professors. He is a fellow of the IEEE (since 1986), IAPR (1994), and the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada (1995). Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Pattern Recognition and an Adviser or Associate Editor of 5 journals. Actually he has held previous positions as Editor-in-Chief, or Associate Editor or Adviser of 5 other journals. He is not only the founder of three conferences: ICDAR, IWFHR/ICFHR, and VI, but has also organized numerous international conferences including ICPR, ICDAR, ICFHR, ICCPOL, and others. In 1997, he created the IAPR ICDAR Awards, to honour both young and established outstanding researchers in the field of Document Analysis and Recognition.

He has always been fascinated by letters and characters, ever since he started his doctoral research on teaching the computer to read multifont documents with a voice output for the blind.


List of Publications


Suen is the author/editor of 12 books and more than 495 papers on subjects ranging from computer vision and handwriting recognition, to expert systems and computational linguistics. He has founded and/or served as a key Editor for numerous journals. Presently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Pattern Recognition.

Some Publications:

C. Y. Suen and M. Komoda, "Legibility of digital type-fonts and comprehension in reading," in J. C. van Vliet (ed.), Text Processing and Document Manipulation, Cambridge University Press, 1986.

M. Cheriet, C. Y. Suen et al, Character Recognition Systems, Wiley Interscience, Hoboken, N.J., 2007, 326 pp.

X. X. Niu and C. Y. Suen, "A novel hybrid CNN-SVM classifier for recognizing handwritten digits," Pattern Recognition, vol. 45, 1318-1325, 2012.

Y. Li and C. Y. Suen, "Personalities of English fonts," Proc. DAS Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Boston, May 2010.

C. Y. Suen et al, "Legibility of typefaces," Digest of ATypI Conference, Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 2010.

You could click here to find a copy of Professor Suen's list of editorial work and recent publications.

Click here for an exhaustive list of all the CENPARMI (archived) publications.

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Suen has given 195 seminars at major computer industries and various government and academic institutions around the world. He has been the principal investigator of 30 industrial/government research contracts, and has received many research grants from national and provincial funding agencies. 

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