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Rui Zhao   趙瑞

Executive Research Director
SenseTime Group Limited

Tel.: +86 188 2316 1367
Email: zhaorui at
12/F, Block C, ISPSZHK, Bing Lang Road,
Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China

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Rui Zhao is an Executive Research Director at SenseTime, CTO and the head of R&D in SenseTime Smart City Group (SCG), where he leads a team of talented and energetic researchers and engineers to foster and develop innovative techniques for smart city solutions. Prior to this, he was the CTO and Chief Scientist of SenseNets, an affiliated venture with SenseTime during 2015-2017. He received his Bachelors degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2010, his Ph.D. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2015. He is a leading expert on AI in both classic models (face recognition and person re-identification) and generative models (large language models and visual-language models). He has gained over 10,000 Google Scholar Citations with more than 150 publications during last 10 years. His research interests include computer vision, large language modeling, and large multimodality modeling. He is a recipient of Wen Jun Wu's AI Award for Scientific and Technology Progress from Ministry of Education of China in 2019, Black Sheep Award (for extraordinary contribution with 1‰ award rate) from SenseTime in 2018, Peacock Program Talent Award from Shenzhen Municipal Government in 2016, Outstanding Reviewer Award from ECCV 2016, Doctoral Consortium Award from CVPR 2015, and Travel Award from ICCV 2013 respectively. In SenseTime SCG, his team focuses on research topics including deep learning based human biometric analysis, large vision model scaling up and knowledge distilling, and large multimodality model applications, etc. His team has a close collaboration with Prof. Wanli Ouyang in Univ. of Sydney, Prof. Hongsheng Li in CUHK, Prof. Yu Qiao in SIAT of CAS, Prof. Nenghai Yu in USTC, and Prof. Dahua Lin in CUHK.

If you are looking to join SenseTime SCG for an Internship or as a full-time researcher, send an email with your resume. We still have a few open positions. Candidates with strong publication record and self-motivation are prefered.

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