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Former Microsoft Researcher He Xiaodong joins JD as Director of Deep Learning and Speech and Language Lab

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Following Zhou Bowen and Qi Jian, another outstanding scientist in artificial intelligence joined the Jingdong Group. On March 13, Jingdong Group officially announced that Dr. Xiaodong He, Principal Researcher of the former Redmond Institute of America and Dr. Xiaodong He, Head of the Deep Learning Technology Center (DLTC), formally joined Jingdong today as the EA platform and research of Jingdong Group. Deputy Director of the AI ​​Research Institute of the Ministry of Education and Director of the Deep Learning and Speech and Language Lab, reporting to Dr. Zhou Bowen, Head of AI Platform and Research Department and Vice President of Jingdong Group. The laboratory will focus on basic research and technological innovation in deep learning, natural language processing, speech recognition and related fields, and apply its latest research results to Jingdong's retail, logistics, finance, cloud computing and other fields, through technology platforms and foundations. Facilities enable Jingdong and its partners.


According to LinkedIn and official profiles, Dr. Xiaodong He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1996 and obtained master's degrees and doctoral degrees from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. He Xiaodong’s main research interests are in the field of artificial intelligence, including deep learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, and information retrieval. He has served as chairman of the NAACL-HLT field, chairman of the IEEE Seattle area, and associate editor of several IEEE journals. He has published more than 100 papers in world-class journals and top academic conferences and has won numerous awards including the ACL2015 Distinguished Paper Award. .

Lei Feng network AI science and technology review has learned that Dr. He Xiaodong and his collaborators invented DSSM (Deep Semantic Model/Deep Semantic Matching Model) has been widely used by the industry in search, recommendation, user portraits, semantic extraction, and intelligent dialogues. His team led the United States in DARPA in 2008 for the machine translation competition organized by NIST, the 2011 IWSLT International Colloquial Translation Competition, the 2015 COCO Image Description Challenge, and the 2017 VQA Vision Quiz. Dr. Ho team developed a trilogy of language and visual multimodal intelligent robots, including Caption Bot, Attentive VQA, Drawing Bot, which contributed a lot of technical examples to the industry. Its research results are of great value to Microsoft products such as Office, Seeing AI, Search and Advertising, Smart Cloud Services, and Microsoft Ice.

Dr. Xiaodong He said, “Join JD is very happy. I look forward to combining my accumulated experience in AI basic research, technology application and management planning with Jingdong's accurate data and extensive application scenarios to further explore and develop a new model of unbounded retail. To better serve consumers and the entire industry."

In September 2017, Jingdong Group announced that Dr. Zhou Bowen, chief scientist of the original IBM Watson Group, formally joined Jingdong as the vice president of Jingdong Group, responsible for AI research and platform-related business, and reported to Liu Qiangdong, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Zhou Bowen worked at IBM's New York headquarters before joining JD. He served as Dean of the AI ​​Foundations of IBM Research, Chief Scientist of IBM Watson Group, and IBM Distinguished Engineer. He is responsible for IBM's global research in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Strategy and implementation.

In January 2018, Dr. Jian Jian, a professor of computational sciences at Simon Fraser University in Canada, joined JD.com and was appointed as the vice president of JD.com, reporting to JD Chairman and CEO Liu Qiangdong. Ji Jian is a Fellow of the International Computer Society (ACM) and a Fellow of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the current chairman of the ACM SIGKDD (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Committee). Due to its outstanding contributions in data mining foundations, methods, and applications, Wei Jian won the ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award) and the IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award (IEEE ICDM Research Contribution Award) for the highest technological achievements in the field of data science.

On January 25th, Dr. Tao Tao, a former senior researcher in the Multimedia Search and Mining Group of Microsoft Research Asia, joined Jingdong officially. He served as the dean of the AI ​​Research Institute of the AI ​​Platform and Research Department of Jingdong Group, and served as the Computer Vision and Multimedia Lab. director.

Lei Feng network AI science and technology review learned that Jingdong Finance also ushered in a number of scientists in the near future.

On October 16, 2017, Jingdong Financial announced that former chief scientist of the Amazon, Dr. Bo Lifeng, has been appointed chief scientist of Jingdong Financial AI Lab. Prior to joining JD Finance, Dr. Lie Lifeng worked at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle as Principal Scientist, led the research team, and engaged in basic algorithm research and engineering of Amazon Go unmanned retail stores.

In December 2017, Jingdong Finance officially began operations at the AI ​​Lab in Silicon Valley, USA. At the same time, Dr. Peng Jian from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) School of Computer Science became the chief advisor of Jingdong Financial AI Lab. Dr. Peng Jian is an assistant professor at the UIUC School of Computer Science. His research interests include machine learning, in-depth learning, reinforcement learning and its application in natural language processing, computer vision, and biomedicine. After Dr. Peng Jian joined Jingdong Finance, Jingdong Financial AI Lab stated that it would cooperate with UIUC in the areas of deep learning, reinforcement learning and other projects.

On February 28, JD Financial officially announced the appointment of Zheng Yu, former head of the Microsoft Research Asia Competence Center for Urban Computing, as Vice President and Chief Data Scientist of Jingdong Finance, as General Manager of Urban Computing Division and Dean of Urban Computing Research Institute.

JD.com and JD.com Finance have frequently performed their actions in the near future. By hiring academics to join us, they not only brought together a group of high-end academic talents for the company, but also provided a powerful appeal for the formation of talent gathering effects. Lei Feng network AI science and technology review will continue to follow the follow-up news.

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