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.
Yong's home page: http://research.lenovo.com/~yongrui/