Prof. Tang Xiao’ou is founder of SenseTime, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on computer vision and deep learning. Prof. Tang is considered one of the most influential AI scientists. Prof. Tang is also a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science, and the first foreign board member of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
Professor Tang is an IEEE fellow, a general chair of the ICCV in 2019 and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), one of the two leading journals on computer vision. In 2014, his work on facial recognition became the first facial recognition algorithm that surpassed human performance. The work was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the AAAI, one of the most prestigious AI conferences, in 2015. Professor Tang received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2009. From 2005 to 2008, Prof. Tang was Director of Visual Computing at Microsoft Research Asia, where he accumulated valuable corporate R&D experience.
Professor Tang received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Rochester and a B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.