Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua

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    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

    Dr Xian-Sheng Hua has been a senior researcher in Microsoft Research Redmond since 2013, working on Web-scale image and video understanding and search, as well as related applications.

    Before that, he was a Principal Research and Development Lead in Multimedia Search for the Microsoft search engine, Bing, since 2011. He led a team that designed and delivered leading-edge media understanding, indexing and searching features.

    He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2001 as a researcher. Since then, his research interests have been in the areas of multimedia search, advertising, understanding, and mining, as well as pattern recognition and machine learning. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 research papers in these areas and has filed more than 90 patents.

    Dr Hua received his BS in 1996 and PhD in applied mathematics in 2001 from Peking University, Beijing. He served or is now serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, an editorial board member of Advances in Multimedia and Multimedia Tools and Applications, and an editor of Scholarpedia (multimedia category). He was vice program chair; workshop organizer; senior TPC member and area chair; and demonstration, tutorial, and special session chairs and PC member of many more international conferences. He serves as a program co-chair for IEEE ICME 2013, ACM Multimedia 2012, and IEEE ICME 2012.

    He was honored as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2008 MIT Technology Review TR35 Young Innovator Award for his outstanding contributions to video search. He won the Best Paper and Best Demonstration Awards at ACM Multimedia 2007, the Best Poster Award at IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing 2008, the Best Student Paper Award at ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2009, the Best Paper Award at International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling 2010, and the best paper award of IEEE Trans. on CSVT in 2014. He was named one of Global Entrepreneur’s “Business Elites of People under 40 to Watch in 2009.

    He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE. More information about Dr. Hua can be found here.


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