Professor Yu, Yizhou 俞益洲
Professor Yu received his PhD degree in computer science from University of California, Berkeley in 2000. He also holds a MS degree in applied mathematics and a BE degree in computer science and engineering from Zhejiang University. He was a tenured faculty member at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2006 to 2012, and a tenure-track faculty member there from 2000 to 2006.
Professor Yu has made significant contributions to AI and visual computing, including computer vision, images and graphics, and VR/AR. He is one of the HKU scholars in the top 1% scientists worldwide (2014). He is a recipient of 2011 and 2005 ACM SCA Best Paper Awards, 2007 NNSF China Overseas Distinguished Investigator Award, 2002 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and 1998 Microsoft Graduate Fellowship. Innovative technologies co-invented by him has been frequently adopted by the film and special effects industry. His current research interests include deep learning for machine intelligence, computational visual media, video analytics and biomedical data analysis.
Professor Yu has been an associate editor of IET Computer Vision, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, The Visual Computer and International Journal of Software and Informatics. He has been a conference chair of ACM SIGGRAPH/EG Symposium on Computer Animation 2013, and a program chair of Computational Visual Media 2017, Computer Animation and Social Agents 2012 and Pacific Graphics 2009. He has served on the program committee of many leading international conferences, including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, and International Conference on Computer Vision.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2008-01-01||Overseas Distinguished Investigator Award: National Natural Science Foundation of China||Research Achievement|
|1992-06-01||Computer World Scholarship: IDG China||Research Achievement|
|2002-01-01||CAREER Award: US National Science Foundation||Research Achievement|
|2012-11-01||Spotlight Paper: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics||Research Achievement|
|2011-08-01||Best Paper Award: 2011 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation||Research Achievement|
|2005-08-01||Best Paper Award: 2005 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation||Research Achievement|
|1998-08-01||Microsoft Graduate Fellowship: Microsoft Corporation||Research Achievement|
|2013-08-01||ACM Service Award: Association for Computing Machinery||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, Cantonese, Putonghua||英語、粵語、普通話|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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