Yong Rui 芮勇

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Microsoft Research Asia
No. 5, Dan Ling Street, Haidian District
Beijing, 100080
P. R. China
微软亚洲研究院
北京市海淀区丹棱街5号 100080
E-mail: my first name plus (no space) my last name at microsoft dot com

Research | Professional Activities | Publications


Rui is currently a Senior Director and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia, leading research effort in the areas of multimedia search and mining, knowledge mining, and social computing. From 2010 to 2012, he was Senior Director at Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D (ARD) Group in charge of China Innovation. From 2008 to 2010, he was Director of Microsoft Education Product in China. From 2006 to 2008, he was a founding member of ARD and its first Director of Strategy. From 1999 to 2006, he was Researcher and Senior Researcher of 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 his research areas. He holds 56 issued 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 – 13,533 citations and his h-Index = 47.

Professional Activities

Full list of professional activities

Dr. Rui is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia Magazine, an Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communication and Applications (TOMM), a founding Editor of International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, and a founding 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). He also serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering.

Dr. Rui is on Organizing Committees and Program Committees of numerous conferences including ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, IEEE ICME, SPIE ITCom, and ICPR. He is General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia in 2009 and 2014, ACM ICMR in 2006 and 2012, and ICIMCS in 2010, and Program Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia in 2006, Pacific Rim Multimedia (PCM) in 2006, and IEEE ICME in 2009. Dr. Rui is/was on the Steering Committees of ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR, IEEE ICME and PCM. He is an Executive Member of ACM SIGMM, and the founding Chair of its China Chapter.

Selected Publications

Full list of publications

  • Lei Zhang and Yong Rui, Image Search – From Thousands to Billions in 20 Years, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) , Vol. 9, 2013.

  • Xinmei Tian, Dacheng Tao and Yong Rui, Sparse Transfer Learning for Interactive Video Search Reranking ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP), Vol. 8, No. 3, July 2012 [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, 230+ citations) Proc. of ACM Multimedia 2007 , Sept. 24-29, 2007, Augsburg, Germany [pdf]

  • Cha Zhang, Pei Yin, Yong Rui, Ross Cutler and Paul Viola, Boosting-Based Multimodal Speaker Detection for Distributed Meetings, Proc. of IEEE MMSP 2006 , Oct 3-6, 2006, Victoria, BC, Canada [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, (260+ citations) 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, (260+ citations) 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 J.J. Cadiz, Viewing Meetings Captured by an Omni-Directional Carema, Proc. of ACM CHI 2001 , Seattle, WA, March, 2001. [pdf]

  • Qiong Liu, Yong Rui, Anoop Gupta and J.J. Cadiz, Automating Camera Management in Lecture Room Environments, Proc. of ACM CHI 2001 , Seattle, WA, March, 2001. [pdf]

  • Yong Rui, Anoop Gupta, and Alex Acero, Automatically Extracting Highlights for TV Baseball Programs, (400+ citations) 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, (380+ citations) 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, (300+ citations) 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, 2000+ citations) 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, 1700+ citations) 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, (800+ citations) Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing '97 , October 26-29, 1997 Santa Barbara, California, USA, ppII815-818. [pdf]

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