Jiangnan University (China) Prof Wu Xiaojun from the School of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Being Named as A New Fellow of the IAPR in 2022

Computer Science wasnamedas anewFellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPRFellow)for the year of2022 for his contribution to the field of pattern recognition and artificial intelligencerecently. Itis the first time forJiangnanuniversity to receive this international academic honor from IAPR. IAPR Fellows are selected every two yearsunderextremely rigorousselectionprocess, with an election rate of less than 2.5 per 1,000 of the total membership.In 2022, only21 people worldwide werenamed as newIAPR Fellows.

As the PhD supervisor of Jiangnan University, Director of Jiangsu Provincial Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence, and Director of Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory of Pattern Recognition and Computational Intelligence,Wu Xiaojun has long been engaged in the research of pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. He has published more than 400 academic papers at home and abroad, including more than 130 SCI papers and 100 EI papers, and 5 academic books. His research achievements have won 6 awards above the provincial and ministerial levels, including the AMDO International Conference Best Paper Award, IETE Gowri Memorial Award,and the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress of the Ministry of Education. Hiscollaborator Josef Kittler, who is the Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, won the 2015 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of Jiangsu Province and the 2016 Chinese Government Friendship Award. In addition,Prof Wuis the chair ofEnglish MOOC courses for Chinese universities,the National Excellence Course Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and the National Bilingual Demonstration CourseArtificial Intelligence. He is now a member of IEEE Smart City Steering Committee, editor-in-chief or editorial board member of several international journals, member of Computer Science Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, Director of the ChinaSociety of Imageand Graphics and Director-generalof JiangSu Association of Artificial Intelligence.

The Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory ofPattern Recognition and Computational Intelligence led by Wu Xiaojun has won many international competition awards for its research results and has obvious global competitive advantages. At present, the Lab has a high level faculty with reasonable structure, which mainly consists ofyoung and middle-aged teachers. The research directions of the laboratory are pattern recognition theory and technology, computational intelligence theory and technology, smart city and IoTapplication.

Pattern recognition is an important branch of artificial intelligence. The award of IAPR Fellowship to Professor Wu Xiaojunis of great significance to the development of computer science discipline in our university and the development of artificial intelligence industry in Wuxi.