Prof. Charles Chui
Charles K. Chui, Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, is Research Professor of Mathematics of Hong Kong Baptist University and Consulting Professor of Statistics of 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 4 departments and two colleges, namely: Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics (of the College of Science) and Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science (of College of Engineering). Charles' current research interest is in the discipline of Computational and Applied Mathematics, with focus on real-world data processing, visualization, and understanding, for such big data areas as: blind source decomposition and feature extractions of time series, medical images, surveillance videos, and highdimensional
complex data on certain unknown manifolds of much lower (manifold) dimensions. After spending over two decades of dedicated research in Function Theory, Approximation Theory, Harmonic Analysis, and Computational Mathematics, Charles 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 the Silicon Valley in California, based on his expertise in image compression and manipulation.