Yong Rui 芮勇
Microsoft Research Asia
No. 5, Dan Ling Street, Haidian District
P. R. China
E-mail: my first name plus (no space) my last name at microsoft dot com
Yong Rui is a Senior Director at Microsoft Research Asia. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Senior Director and General Manager of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D (ARD) Group where he was in charge of China Innovation. From 2008 to 2010, he was the Director responsible for Microsoft Education Product in China. From 2006 to 2008, he was ARD’s first Director of R&D Strategy, and from 1999 to 2006, he was leading the Multimedia Collaboration group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA.
A Fellow of IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM, Rui is recognized as a leading expert in Web multimedia search. He holds 50 US and international patents. He has published 16 books and book chapters, and 100+ referred journal and conference papers. Rui’s publications are among the most cited -- his top 5 papers have been cited 5,000+ times.
My areas of interest include knowledge mining, Web multimedia search, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, and their applications in communication, collaboration, and multimedia systems. I was best known for my contribution to image/video search, indexing, and retrieval. Because of that contribution, in 2010 I became an IEEE Fellows and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. According to Google Scholar citation, two of my papers have been each cited 1,300+ times and 12 additional papers have each been cited 100+ times. In 2010, one of my papers also won the "Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award" from JVCIR.
I contribute equally strongly to product development. I developed the first shot boundary detection technique for Microsoft MovieMaker V1.0 in 1999. My team and I contributed several key technologies to Live Meeting, Office Communicator, and Media Server from 2000 to 2006. I am one of the founding members of Microsoft Office RoundTable, an innovative distribute meeting system shipped in 2007. While I was leading the Education Product Group in China, the team shipped Linked Note Taking – one of the top features for ON 2010 and Interactive Classroom – one of the first products shipped out of the Education Group.
Full list of professional activities
I am an Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia Magazine, an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communication and Applications (TOMCCAP), and a founding editor of International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. I am also on the advisory board of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. I was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 2006-2010, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 2004-2008, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal 2005-2007, and was on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications 2005-2007. I was on Organizing Committees and Program Committees of numerous conferences including ACM Multimedia, IEEE CVPR, IEEE ECCV, IEEE ACCV, IEEE ICIP, IEEE ICASSP, IEEE ICME, SPIE ITCom, ICPR, CIVR, among others. I was a General Chair of PCM 2011, ICIMCS 2010, ACM Multimedia 2009 and CIVR 2006. I am on the ACM SIG Multimedia Executive Committee, Steering Committees of ACM Multimedia, IEEE ICME, ACM ICMR and PCM. I am the Chair of ACM SIG Multimedia Beijing Chapter.
I am a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Member of ACM.
Full list of publications
Xinmei Tian, Dacheng Tao and Yong Rui, Sparse Transfer Learning for Interactive Video Search Reranking ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP), to appear. [pdf]
Guo-Jun Qi, Xian-Sheng Hua, Yong Rui, Jinhui Tang, Hong-Jiang Zhang, Image Classification with Kernelized Spatial-Context IEEE Trans. Multimedia, Issue 4, Volume 12, page 278 - 287, June 2010. [pdf]
Yong Rui, MPEG-7 Enhanced Ubi-Multimedia Access -- Convergence of User Experience and Technology, Proc. of the First IEEE International Conference on Ubi-media Computing (U-Media 2008) , Lanzhou, China, July 15-16, 2008. [pdf]
Lu Liu, Yong Rui, Li-Feng Sun, Bo Yang, Jianwei Zhang, Shi-Qiang Yang, Topic mining on web-shared videos, (Lu was the Best Student Paper finalist) Proc. of IEEE ICASSP 2008 , pp. 2145-2148, March 30 - April 4, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [pdf]
Mohan Kankanhalli and Yong Rui, Application potential of multimedia information retrieval Proc. of IEEE, Special Issue on Advances in multimedia information retrieval, Vol. 96, No. 4, pp. 712-720, Apr 2008., [pdf]
Cha Zhang, Yong Rui, Jim Crawford and Li-wei He, An Automated End-to-End Lecture Capture and Broadcasting System ACM Trans. Multimedia Computing Communication and Appications (TOMCCAP) , Vol. 4, No. 1, Jan. 2008, [pdf]
Guojun Qi, Xiansheng Hua, Yong Rui, Jinhui Tang, Tao Mei, HongJiang Zhang, Correlative multi-label video annocation, (Best Paper Award, cited 148 times) Proc. of ACM Multimedia 2007 , Sept. 24-29, 2007, Augsburg, Germany [pdf]
Yong Rui, Anoop Gupta, Jonathan Grudin and Liwei He, Automating lecture capture and broadcast: technology and videography, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer), 10:3-15 (2004) [pdf]
Yong Rui and Zicheng Liu, ARTiFACIAL: Automated Reverse Turing test using FACIAL features, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer), May 2004 [pdf]
Yunqiang Chen and Yong Rui Real-time Speaker Tracking Using Particle Filter Sensor Fusion, Proceedings of the IEEE , vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 485-494, Mar. 2004. [pdf]
Tao Wang, Yong Rui, Jia-guang Sun, Constraint Based Region Matching for Image Retrieval, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV),, vol.56(1/2), 2004, pp.37-45 [pdf]
Yong Rui and Dinei Florencio, New direct approaches to robust sound source localization, Proc. of IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia Expo (ICME) 2003 , Baltimore, MD, July 6-9, pp. I: 737-740 [pdf]
Ross Cutler, Yong Rui, Anoop Gupta, JJ Cadiz, Ivan Tashev, Li-wei He, Alex Colburn, Zhengyou Zhang, Zicheng Liu, Steve Silverberg, Distributed Meetings: A Meeting Capture and Broadcasting System, (cited 219 times) Proc. of ACM Mulitmedia 2002 , Dec. Juan-les-Pins, France [pdf]
Yong Rui and Yunqiang Chen, Better Proposal Distributions: Object Tracking Using Unscented Particle Filter, (cited 199 times) Proc. of IEEE CVPR 2001 , pp. II-786 to 793, Kauai, Hawaii, December 11-13, 2001. [pdf]
Yunqiang Chen, Yong Rui and Thomas Huang, JPDAF Based HMM for Real-Time Contour Tracking, (Yunqiang received Outstanding Student Paper Award) , Proc. of IEEE CVPR 2001 , pp.I-543 to 550, Kauai, Hawaii, December 11-13, 2001. [pdf]
Yong Rui, Anoop Gupta, and Alex Acero, Automatically Extracting Highlights for TV Baseball Programs, (cited 368 times) Proc. of ACM conf on Multimedia , October 30 - November 4, 2000, Los Angeles, CA
Yong Rui and Thomas S. Huang, Optimizing Learning In Image Retrieval, (cited 331 times) Proc. of IEEE Int Conf on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) , Hilton Head, SC, June 2000 [pdf]
Yong Rui, Thomas S. Huang, and Sharad Mehrotra, Constructing Table-of-Content for Videos, (cited 249 times) ACM Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer),, Special Issue Multimedia Systems on Video Libraries, Vol.7, No.5, Sept, 1999, pp 359-368 [pdf]
Yong Rui, Thomas S. Huang, and Shih-Fu Chang, Image Retrieval: Current Techniques, Promising Directions and Open Issues, (Most Cited Paper of the Decade Award, cited 1330 times) Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation , Vol. 10, 39-62, March, 1999 [pdf]
Yong Rui, Thomas S. Huang, Michael Ortega, and Sharad Mehrotra, Relevance Feedback: A Power Tool in Interactive Content-Based Image Retrieval, (The most cited paper in T-CSVT 1998, cited 1346 times) IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology , Special Issue on Segmentation, Description, and Retrieval of Video Content, pp644-655, Vol 8, No. 5, Sept, 1998 [pdf]
Yong Rui, Thomas S. Huang, and Sharad Mehrotra, Content-based Image Retrieval with Relevance Feedback in MARS, (cited 670 times) Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing '97 , October 26-29, 1997 Santa Barbara, California, USA, ppII815-818. [pdf]
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