Dr. Yong Rui, Fellow of ACM/IEEE/IAPR/SPIE

Dr. Yong Rui is currently the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of 

Lenovo Group. He is responsible for overseeing Lenovo’s corporate technical 

strategy, research and development directions, and Lenovo Research organization, 

which covers intelligent devices, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud 

computing, 5G and smart lifestyle-related technologies.

Before joining Lenovo, Dr. Rui worked for Microsoft for 18 years. His roles included 

Senior Director and Deputy Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) 

(2012-2016), GM of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D (ARD) Group (2010-2012), Director 

of Microsoft Education Product in China (2008-2010), Director of Strategy 

(2006-2008), and Researcher and Senior Researcher of the Multimedia 

Collaboration group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA (1999-2006).

A Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, Dr. Rui is recognized as a leading expert in 

his fields of research. He is a recipient of many awards, including the 2017 IEEE 

SMC Society Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, the 2017 ACM TOMM 

Nicolas Georganas Best Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical 

Achievement Award, the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award 

and the 2010 Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award from Journal of Visual 

Communication and Image Representation. He holds 65 US and international 

issued patents. He has published 4 books, 12 book chapters, and 260 referred 

journal and conference papers. With over 21,000 citations, and an h-Index of 64, 

his publications are among the most referenced.

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