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TAN Tieniu, Professor of computer vision and pattern recognition, Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Director General of the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation, was born in 1964 in Hunan Province.

TAN received his BSc in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 1984, and his MSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College London, UK in 1986 and 1989 respectively.

In October 1989, he joined the Department of Computer Science, The University of Reading, U.K., where he worked as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer. In January 1998, he returned to China to join the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), CAS Institute of Automation as a full professor. He was the Director General of the Institute from 2000-2007, and the Director of the NLPR from 1998-2013. He is currently Director of the Center for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing at the Institute of Automation. He has published more than 400 research papers in refereed international journals and conferences in the areas of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition, and has authored or edited 11 books. He holds more than 70 patents. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, and information forensics and security.

TAN is a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR (the International Association of Pattern Recognition). He currently serves as President of the IEEE Biometrics Council, First Vice President of the IAPR and Deputy President of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence. He was the Founding Chair of International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), the IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance, Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) and Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR). He is or has served as Associate Editor or member of editorial boards of many leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Pattern Recognition, etc. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automation and Computing. He has given invited talks and keynotes at many universities and international conferences, and has received numerous national and international awards and recognitions.

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