WCSP 2018 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE Communications Society.       The 10th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2018)      

Alibaba Practices of Large Scale Visual Intelligence in the Real World

Dr. Xiansheng Hua, IEEE Fellow

iDST, Alibaba, USA 


Visual intelligence is one of the key aspects of Artificial Intelligence. Considerable technology progresses along this direction have been made in the past a few years. However, how to develop the right technologies and convert them into real business values in the real-world remains a challenge. In this talk, based on a few examples of Alibaba, we will analyze how to successfully solve real-world problems to realize technology's business values, from the problem definition/discovery, to technology development, to product design, and to commercialization.


Xian-Sheng Hua is now a Distinguished Engineer/VP of Alibaba Group, leading a team working on large-scale visual intelligence on the cloud. Dr. Hua is an IEEE Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received the 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, Beijing, China, in 2001, as a Researcher. He was a Principal Research and Development Lead in Multimedia Search for the Microsoft Bing search engine in USA, from 2011 to 2013. He was a Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research Redmond from 2013 to 2015. He became a Researcher and Senior Director of the Alibaba Group, Hangzhou, China, in April of 2015, leading the Visual Computing Team in Search Division, Alibaba Cloud and then DAMO Academy. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers and has filed more than 90 patents. His research interests include big multimedia data search, advertising, understanding, and mining, as well as pattern recognition and machine learning. Dr. Hua served or is now serving 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 a general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2020.
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