1988 Award Recipient

Suen, Ching Yee., Ph.D. (Chinese Information Processing)

Suen, Ching Yee., Ph.D. (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec)
Outstanding contributions in the field of Chinese Information Processing

Educational Background
Dr. Yuen received his M.A.Sc. Degree from the University of Hong Kong, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Career Development
In 1972, Dr. Yuen joined the Department of Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, where he became Professor in 1979 and served as Chairman from 1980 to 1984.

During the past years, he was also appointed to visiting positions at the Research Laboratory of Electronics of MIT (U.S.A), the Institute de Recherche d’Informatique et d’Automatique (France), and the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (Switzerland).

Major Contributions
Professor Suen is the author of the following books:

  • ‘Computational Analysis of Mandarin’
  • ‘Computational Studies of the Most Frequently Used Chinese Words and Sounds’.

He is also the author of more than 150 papers dealing with

  • transistor circuits and electronics,
  • automatic analysis and synthesis of speech, perception and psychophysics,
  • electronic aids for the visually handicapped,
  • handwriting education,
  • computer vision and
  • character recognition.

He holds a patent on speech synthesis.

Dr. Suen is an Associate Editor for several international journals including ‘Signal Processing’ and ‘Pattern Recognition’.

He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages’, an international journal of the Chinese Language Computer Society.

Other Honorary

Dr. Suen has been serving for more than 10 years as Chairman of the Character and Mark Recognition Committee of the Canadian Standards Association, which developed several Canadian standards on optical character recognition.

In 1988, Dr. Suen was the President of the Chinese Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society, and a Member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.

Dr. Suen was also the General Chairman of the International Conference on Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages which took place in 1988 in Toronto.