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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 frequently publishes 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 and ACM SIGSPATIAL 2010, etc. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (Five-Year Impact Factor: 7.52) and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum. He is also an Editorial Board Member of GeoInformatica and IEEE Transactions 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, entitled “Computing with Spatial Trajectories”, has been used as a text book in universities world-widely and awarded the Top 10 Most Popular Computer Science Book authored by Chinese at Springer. Zheng as a team lead has also built quite a few Urban Big Data systems, such as T-Drive, Urban Air, and Urban Noise. Urban Air has been deployed in over 60 Chinese cities to infer the fine-grained air quality throughout a city and forecast air quality at future. 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 the founding Secretary of SIGKDD China Chapter, an IEEE senior member, ACM senior member, and a Distinguished Speaker and a Distinguished Member 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 University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a visiting Chair Professor at XiDian University, and an Affiliate Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University and Tianjin University.

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郑宇 (博士、教授、博导),微软亚洲研究院主管研究员上海交通大学讲座教授(Chair Professor)、香港科技大学香港理工大学客座教授,西安电子科技大学“华山学者“讲座教授、天津大学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。他提出了“城市计算”的理念,其中以主作者身份在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和ACM SIGSPATIAL2011等会议上五次获得最佳论文奖,获得24项国际发明专利和三项技术转化奖。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,被Springer评为(全球华人撰写的)最受欢迎的十本计算机类图书之一。他是微软研究院“城市计算”领域的负责人,主持开发了GeoLife,T-Drive、Urban Air和CityNoise等城市大数据系统,多次被科技评论等国际权威媒体报道,其中Urban Air首次利用大数据来监测和预报细粒度空气质量,被中国环境保护部采用。他是ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology的主编(Editor-in-Chief)和IEEE旗舰刊物 IEEE Spectrum的顾问委员会成员,以及IEEE Transactions on Big Data和GeoInformatica的编委。他担任过数据库顶级会议ICDE2014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IE’14和APEC2014等十多个国际会议和论坛上做大会主题报告,并多次在MIT、CMU、康乃尔等顶尖学府讲学。他是ACM数据挖掘中国分会秘书长和创始人之一,以及中国计算机学会的杰出讲者和杰出会员。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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