Yong Rui

Microsoft Research Asia

2016 Technical Achievement Award Recipient

"For pioneering contributions to multimedia analysis and retrieval."


Dr. Yong Rui has been with Microsoft for 17 years. He is currently Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), leading research areas in multimedia search and mining, and in big data analysis, and have contributed to Microsoft intelligent cloud platform Project Oxford, Microsoft intelligent assistants Cortana and XiaoIce, Microsoft Bing, and Microsoft Office. A Fellow of IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM, Rui is recognized as a leading expert in his research areas. He holds 60 issued US and international patents. He has published 16 books and book chapters, and 200 referred journal and conference papers. Rui’s publications are among the most cited – 15,000+ citations and his h-Index is 53.
Dr. Rui is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia, an Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communication and Applications (TOMM), a founding Editor of International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Access. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (2004-2008), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies (2006-2010), ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (2004-2006), and International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (2004-2006).
Dr. Rui is on organizing and program committees of numerous conferences including IEEE ICME, IEEE CVPR, ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, SPIE ITCom, and ICPR. He is General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia (2009 and 2014), and ACM ICMR (2006 and 2012), and Program Co-Chair of IEEE ICME (2009), and ACM Multimedia (2006). Dr. Rui is on the steering committees of IEEE ICMEACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, and Pacific Rim Multimedia (PCM). 
Dr. Rui received his B.S. from Southeast University, his M.S. from Tsinghua University, and his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He also holds a Microsoft Leadership Training Certificate from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.


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