Prof. Charles Chui
Charles K. Chui, Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, is Research Professor of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University and Consulting Professor of Statistics at Stanford University. He is also Curators' Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University, where he had joint appointments in four departments and two colleges, namely the Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics (College of Science) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science (College of Engineering). His current research interest is in Computational and Applied Mathematics with a focus on real-world data processing, visualization, and understanding for big data areas such as blind source decomposition and feature extractions of time series, medical images, surveillance videos and high-dimensional complex data on unknown manifolds of much lower dimensions. After spending over two decades of dedicated research in Function Theory, Approximation Theory, Harmonic Analysis and Computational Mathematics, he turned his attention to the applications of mathematics, particularly in solving real-world problems, first by working on medical imaging in collaboration with a team of radiologists and physicists in MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (Texas), followed by founding his first company in Silicon Valley in California based on his expertise in image compression and manipulation.