IEEE Computer Society Brings Tencent and Waseda University Together for Special Event

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 January 2019 – Tencent Research teams from China visited Waseda University in Japan on December 7, 2018 for a one-day seminar organized by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). The IEEE-CS connected the two groups as part of an ongoing effort to promote collaboration between industry and academia.


The meeting took place at the Waseda University Green Computing Systems Research and Development Center, which is led by IEEE-CS President Hironori Kasahara, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the campus’s Advanced Multicore Research Institute.


Tencent, China’s most valuable public company, is an Internet, gaming, and social media conglomerate that is perhaps best known for its WeChat social platform (Weixin, as it’s known inside China) and holds ambitions to further develop its artificial intelligence applications.


Tencent leaders gave seminar presentations on several subjects:


  • “Anime Portrait Generation based on Stacked Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks” by Haozhi Huang, a Tencent senior researcher from the Tencent AI Lab.
  • “A Comprehensive Computer Vision Solution in Smart Retail Industry” by Yanhao Ge, a Tencent senior researcher from the Tencent Youtu Lab.
  • “Human Perceptual Video Service Platform — Liying from Tencent” by Ben Kao, a Tencent research fellow from the Tencent Media Lab


In 2017, IEEE-CS and the Tencent Technology Co., Ltd (Tencent) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Global Partner Program (GPP), securing their mutual interest in achieving the goals of influencing innovation and promoting the development of technology through the establishment and strengthening of their relationship.


Fostering collaboration is a fundamental part the IEEE-CS mission, and the seminar in Tokyo helped unite two major influencers in the development of technology.


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