History and Mission

The Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) is a non-profit organization with the following objectives as its mission:

  • Providing education, research and development exchange platforms for both academia and industry
  • Organizing common-interest activities for researchers and practitioners
  • Facilitating collaboration with region-specific focuses and promoting leadership for worldwide events
  • Disseminating research results and educational material via publications, presentations, and electronic media
  • Offering personal and professional career opportunities with development information and networking

The idea of APSIPA was born in Hawaii in 2007. It was formally incorporated as “Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Limited” in Hong Kong on July 23, 2009. Dr. Sadaoki Furui was elected as the first President.

APSIPA US Local Chapter was established in January 2021 with 10 founding members. It has the following mission statements:

  • To recruit more APSIPA US members through local activities such as seminars, webinars, social events, etc.
  • To cultivate new generation APSIPA leaders in US
  • To support APSIPA related activities such as APSIPA ASC conferences, APSIPA transaction, APSIPA DLP, etc.
  • To promote activities between APSIPA local chapters


Chair: C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California

Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo is the holder of the William H. Hogue Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the USC Multimedia Communication Laboratory (MCL). He received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From October 1987 to December 1988, he was Computational and Applied Mathematics Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been with the USC since January 1989. Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of NAI, AAAS, IEEE and SPIE.

Vice Chair: Nam Ling, Santa Clara University

Dr. Nam Ling received the B.Eng. degree from the National University of Singapore and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, U.S.A. He is currently the Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Chair Professor (Endowed Chair) of Santa Clara University (U.S.A) and the Chair of its Department of Computer Science & Engineering (since 2010). He is an IEEE Fellow due to his contributions to video coding algorithms and architectures. He is also an IET Fellow. He was named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer twice and was also an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer. He has delivered more than 120 invited colloquia worldwide and has served as Visiting Professor/Consultant/Scientist for many institutions/companies.

Secretary/Treasurer: Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University

Dr. Yuhong Liu is presently Associate Professor at Department of Computer Engineering Santa Clara University. She received her B.S. and M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2004 and 2007 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Rhode Island in 2012. She is the recipient of the 2019 Researcher of the Year Award at School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, and the 2013 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award. Her research interests include trustworthy computing and cyber security of emerging applications, such as Internet-of-things, blockchain and online social media. She has published over 60 papers on prestigious journals and peer reviewed conferences.