I am a deputy engeering director of
Baidu, managing the company's multimedia department. My team innovates search technologies and products everyday, by making better use of
speech, images, videos, and musics. Before April 2012, I led the media analytics department of NEC Labs in northen California,
developing intelligent systems involving machine learning, image recognition, multimedia search,
data mining, and human-computer interface. Before joining NEC, I was a senior research scientist at Siemens.
I obtained PhD in Computer Science at
University of Munich, Germany, in July 2004.