Vice President of Alibaba
Xian-Sheng Hua is now a VP/Distinguished Engineer of Alibaba Group, leading the Artificial Intelligence Center and City Brain Lab of DAMO Academy. Dr. Hua is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received his B.S. degree in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Peking University, Beijing, China. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2001, as a Researcher. He was a Principal Research and Development Lead in Multimedia Search for the Microsoft search engine, Bing, USA, from 2011 to 2013. He was a Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research Redmond from 2013 to 2015.
He has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers and has 60 granted patents. His research interests include big multimedia data search, advertising, understanding, and mining, as well as pattern recognition and machine learning. Dr. Hua served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia and ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. He served as a Program Co-Chair for IEEE ICME 2013, ACM Multimedia 2012, and IEEE ICME 2012. He was one of the recipients of the 2008 MIT Technology Review TR35 Young Innovator Award for his outstanding contributions on video search. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards at ACM Multimedia 2007, and Best Paper Award of the IEEE Trans. on CSVT in 2014.Dr. Hua will be serving as general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2020.