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Yu Zheng

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Dr. Yu Zheng is a lead researcher from Microsoft Research and a Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Currently, he is leading the research into urban computing in Microsoft Research, passionate about using big data to tackle urban challenges. He has published over 50 referred papers as a leading author at quality conferences and journals, such as SIGMOD, VLDB, SIGKDD and IEEE TKDE, where he received five best paper awards from ICDE 2013, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2010, and UbiComp 2011 . He is currently a member of Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Big Data. He has served as chair on 10 prestigious international conferences—most recently, as the program co-chair of ICDE 2014. He has been invited to give over 10 keynote speeches at international conferences and forums (for example, IE’14 and APEC 2014 Smart City Forum) and guest lectures in universities like MIT, CMU, and Cornell. His book, titled “Computing with Spatial Trajectories”, has been used as a text book in USA, Canada, Australia, Korea, and China. Zheng has received 3 technical transfer awards from Microsoft and 24 granted/filed patents. In 2008, he was recognized as the Microsoft Golden Star. He is an IEEE senior member, ACM senior member, and a Distinguished Speaker of China Computer Federation. Zheng has been featured multiple times by influential journals.  In 2013, he was named one of  the Top Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR35)  and featured by Time Magazine for his research on urban computing. In 2014, he was named one of the top 40 business elites under 40 in China by Fortune Magazine, because of the business impact of urban computing he has been advocating since 2008.  Zheng is also an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Affiliate Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University.

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郑宇 (博士),微软亚洲研究院主管研究员上海交通大学讲座教授(Chair Professor)、香港理工大学客座教授和西南交通大学兼职教授,主要研究方向为城市大数据、时空数据挖掘和普适计算等。他首次提出了“城市计算”的理念,其中以主作者身份在ACM SIGMOD、VLDB、KDD、TKDE等顶级国际会议和刊物上发表相关论文50余篇,并在ICDE2013、ACM SIGSPATIAL2011和UbiComp2011等会议上五次获得最佳论文奖。由他主编的《Computing with Spatial Trajectories》一书被美国、加拿大、澳大利亚、中国和韩国的高校选用为教材。同时,他也主持开发了GeoLife,T-Drive、Urban Air和CityNoise等城市大数据系统。他的研究成果和实际系统获得24项国际发明专利和三项技术转化奖,并多次被科技评论等国际权威媒体报道,既为城市计算在学术界奠定了理论基础,又为工业界提供了实践案例。他是IEEE旗舰刊物 IEEE Spectrum的编委顾问委员会成员IEEE Transaction on Big Data的编委,担任过数据库顶级会议ICDE 2014程序委员会主席、普适计算顶级会议UbiComp 2011本地主席、UbiComp 2012工业界主席和数据挖掘顶级会议KDD 2012分会主席等职位。他受邀在ISKE’13、IE’14和APEC 2014等十多个国际会议和论坛上做大会主题报告(Keynote Speech),并多次在MIT、CMU、康乃尔等顶尖学府讲学。他也是IEEE和ACM的资深会员以及中国计算机学会的杰出演讲者。2013年,他因在城市计算领域的贡献被MIT科技评论评为全球杰出青年创新者MIT TR35,该奖项从计算机、通信、生物、医疗和金融等多个领域中一共评选出35位35岁以下的顶尖科学家)。2013年11月,他作为现代创新者代表登上了美国《时代》周刊(Time Magazine)。2014年,由于他主导的城市计算具有巨大的商业前景和改变行业格局的潜力,他被美国《财富》评选为中国40位40岁以下商界精英。 更多信息请参看他的个人主页


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