Mark Liao received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1990. In July 1991, he joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and currently, is a Distinguished Research Fellow and Director. He has worked in the fields of multimedia signal processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, multimedia protection, and artificial intelligence for more than 30 years.
He is jointly appointed as an Honorary Chair Professor of National Chiao-Tung University. He received the Young Investigators' Award from Academia Sinica in 1998; the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council in 2003, 2010 and 2013; the Academia Sinica Investigator Award in 2010; and the TECO Award from the TECO Foundation in 2016.
His professional activities include: President, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society of Taiwan (2006-08); Editorial Board Member, ACM Computing Surveys (2018 – present), IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2010-13); Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2009-13), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009-12) and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1998-2001). He has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2013.