Biographical sketch
 

Heng-Da Cheng received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, (Supervisor: Prof. K. S. Fu), West Lafayette, IN, 1985. Now, he is a Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, and an Adjunct Full Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Dr. Cheng is an Adjunct Professor and Doctorial Supervisor of Harbin Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Professor and Doctorial Supervisor of Harbin Engineering University. He is a Visiting Professor of Huazhong University of  Science and Technology, and  a  Guest Professor of the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Guest Professor of Wuhan University, a Guest Professor of Shantou University, and a Visiting Professor of Northern Jiaotong University.

Dr. Cheng has published more than 300 technical papers and is the co-editor of the book, Pattern Recognition: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications (World Scientific Publishing Co., 1991).

His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, artificial intelligence, medical information processing, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, parallel processing, parallel algorithms, and VLSI architectures.

Dr. Cheng is the general chair of the 11th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS2008), was the general chair of the 10th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS2007),was the general chair of the 9th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS2006), was the general chair of the 8th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS2005) general chair and program chair of the sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP2007), general chair and program chair of the sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP2006), general chair and program chair of the sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP2005), and was the general chair and program chair of the Fifth International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP2003), 2003, and was the general chair and program chair of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP’2002), 2002, the general chair and program chair of the Third International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP'2000), 2000, the general chair and program chair of the First International Workshop on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (CVPRIP'98), 1998, and the Program Co-Chairman of Vision Interface '90, 1990. He served as program committee member and session chair for many conferences, and as reviewer for many scientific journals and conferences.

Dr. Cheng has been listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Communications and Media, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's who in Science and Engineering, Men of Achievement, 2000 Notable American Men, International Leaders in Achievement, Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, International Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership, etc.

Dr. Cheng is also an Associate Editor of  Pattern Recognition, an Associate Editor of Information Sciences and Associate Editor of New Mathematics and Natural Computation.