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MU engineering professor named IEEE fellow

Wenjun Zeng, a University of Missouri computer science professor, received the highest grade of membership after being named a Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

Wenjun Zeng, a University of Missouri computer science professor, recently was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in recognition of his professional accomplishments.

IEEE’s board of directors annually confers the degree of fellow, its highest grade of membership, on a small number of its voting membership, currently consisting of 385,000 members located in 160 countries. Professor Bede Liu, Zeng’s doctoral adviser at Princeton University, nominated him for the recognition.

One of Zeng’s research emphases has been in the areas of multimedia security and digital watermarking. In 2006, he co-authored a book on multimedia security, and his 1998 IEEE publication on digital watermarking has been cited by other researchers more than 900 times. His publications on multimedia encryption schemes also have provided groundwork for others’ research, and some of his findings in these research areas have been adopted as international standards.

An active participant in IEEE, Zeng serves as an associate editor for two of IEEE’s transactions publications and for the institute’s “Multimedia” magazine.

Before coming to MU in 2003, Zeng worked in industry at PacketVideo Corporation and Sharp Labs of America. He has conducted research funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Education and Microsoft, among others
Zeng currently is collaborating on a mobile computing and ad hoc network research project as well as a multi-disciplinary project to develop a search engine that better addresses user need for relevant and credible sources.

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