Chu, Wai C. 1967-

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Chu, Wai C. 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born January 7, 1967, in Hong Kong (now China); citizenship, Chinese; son of Suet F. Chu (a business owner) and Suet K. Lau (a homemaker); married Le Quan Luong (a business owner), November, 2001.Ethnicity: "Chinese." Education: Simon Bolivar University, B.E., 1990; Stevens Institute of Technology, M.E., 1992; Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES:

Office—DoCoMo USA Labs, 181 Metro Dr., Ste. 300, San Jose, CA 95110. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and engineer. NGE Electronica, Caracas, Venezuela, design engineer, 1989-90; Texas Instruments Hong Kong, Hong Kong (now China), field applications engineer, 1993-94; Digital Video Express, Herndon, VA, research and development engineer, 1998-99; Intervideo, Inc., Fremont, CA, member of technical staff, 1999-2001; DoCoMo USA Labs, San Jose, CA, senior research engineer, 2001—. Conference participant.

MEMBER:

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Audio Engineering Society.

WRITINGS:


Speech Coding Algorithms: Foundation and Evolution of Standardized Coders, John Wiley (Hoboken, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to engineering journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research on speech/audio coding, image processing, and multimedia applications.

SIDELIGHTS:

Wai C. Chu told CA: "When I started as a doctoral student I couldn't find any decent textbook in my primary area of interest: speech coding. I wished that I could find a book that was well-organized and comprehensive enough for me. Unfortunately I couldn't find one; hence, my goal was to write a comprehensive textbook in speech coding so that the newcomer to the field could efficiently grasp the details necessary to understand the different techniques involved."