Institute for Infocomm Research
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Professor Susanto Rahardja was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He received the B.Eng. degree from the National University of Singapore in 1991, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Nanyang Technological University in 1993 and 1997 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include multimedia signal processing and interactive digital media in which he has published more than 250 publications in internationally refereed journals and conferences. He joined the Centre for Signal Processing at Nanyang Technological University as a research engineer in 1996 and was later appointed as Assistant Director of the Centre in 2001. He was the Director of Media Division at the Institute for Infocomm Research (IČR) from 2002 to 2007, where he led 150 full-time researchers in a broad range of media related research that cover areas in Signal Processing (audio coding, video/image processing), Media Analysis (text/speech, image, video), Media Security (biometrics, computer vision and surveillance) and Sensor Networks. At IČR, he is currently the Deputy Executive Director (Research) where he oversees all the research activities. Concurrently, he is a Principal Scientist and the Head of Signal Processing Department at IČR.

Dr Rahardja has served in several boards, advisory and technical committees in various ACM, IEEE and SPIE related professional activities in the areas of multimedia. He is one of the elected members of the Technical Committee of the Visual Signal Processing and Communications, Circuits and Systems for Communications and Multimedia Systems and Applications of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society. He was the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing from 2007 – 2011. Currently, he is serving as the Associate Editors for the Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He served as the Conference Chair of Multimedia Systems and Applications at SPIE OpticsEast Symposium from 2006 to 2007 as well as Symposium Co-chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Multiple-Valued logic in 2006. He was also the Industry and Government Advisor of 1st ACM SIGGRAPHASIA 2008, the General Chair of 7th ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2008, General Chair of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Annual Summit and Conference 2010 and General Chair of 5th ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).