2020. 02. 25

Prof. Sean Xiaoou Tang Recognised by Inclusion in AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List

The AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List is jointly announced by Tsinghua-Chinese Academy of Engineering's Joint Research Center for Knowledge and Intelligence, and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University. It is automatically generated and determined by computer algorithms deployed in a system called AMiner that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected from top-tier publications over the past ten years. The most-cited scholars with lasting contributions and impact on global AI development are recognised by the system.

Prof. Tang has been recognised in two fields, Computer Vision and Multimedia. Since 2001, Prof. Tang has been devoted to the study of pattern recognition and video processing and established the Multimedia Laboratory at CUHK. His research team has been the first to apply deep learning to computer vision and has been named as one of the pioneers in AI research. The team has built a novel facial recognition system that achieved the world's highest accuracy of 99%. Its accuracy outperformed human eyes in human face verification performance for the very first time.

In 2014, he founded the commercial group SenseTime, and has quickly entered the unicorn league, making waves around the globe. As early as 2009, Prof. Tang and his PhD student, Dr. Kaiming He, together with another expert, won the Best Paper Award for the paper entitled "Single Image Haze Removal Using Dark Channel Prior" at the prestigious IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). It was the first time since the establishment of the conference that Asians had received this top honour. Dr. He, who graduated in IE PhD in 2011, is currently a research scientist of Facebook AI Research. He has also been recognised in the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List this year with his excel achievements in both Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

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Full details of the CUHK Scholars who won this honour, please check the CUHK Press Release.


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