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I am a deputy engeering director of Baidu, managing the company's multimedia department. My team innovates search technologies and products everyday, by making better use of speech, images, videos, and musics. Before April 2012, I led the media analytics department of NEC Labs in northen California, developing intelligent systems involving machine learning, image recognition, multimedia search, data mining, and human-computer interface. Before joining NEC, I was a senior research scientist at Siemens. I obtained PhD in Computer Science at University of Munich, Germany, in July 2004.




        Journal of Machine Learning Research,

        Machine Learning

        IEEE Transactions on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence

        IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks

        IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

        ACM Transactions on Internet Technology

        Pattern Recognition Letter


        NSF Panels on Machine Learning, Computer Vision (2010, 2011)


Program Committee Members and Chairs

        Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 11), Area Chair, 2011

        International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 11), Area Chair, 2011

        Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML 11), Area Chair, 2011

        International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 10), Area Chair, 2010

        International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 09), Session Chair, 2009

        Workshop on Learning Feature Hierarchies at ICML09, Co-Chair, 2009

        International Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML 09)

        International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 09)

        International Conference on AI and Statistics (AISTAT 09)

        International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 07, 08)

        International ACM SIGIR Conference, (SIGIR 06, 07, 08, 09, 10)

        International ACM SIGKDD Conference (KDD 08, 09, 10)

        KDD 2008 Workshop on Data Mining Using Matrices and Tensors (DMMT 08)

        NIPS08 Workshop on Cost Sensitive Learning

        International SIGIR Workshop on Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval (07, 08)

        International ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 08 09)

        Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 08)

        European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML 06)

        European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD 06)

        International Workshop on Nonparametric Bayesian Methods at ICML 06