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Rui Zhao   趙瑞

Executive Research Director
SenseTime Group Limited

Tel.: +86 188 2316 1367
Email: zhaorui at
20/F, Building 12A, Shenzhen Bay Eco-Technology Park,
Nanshan District, Shenzhen, P.R.China

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Rui Zhao is an Executive Research Director at SenseTime and head of Shared Technology Center (STC) 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 in AI for face recognition and person re-identification. He has gained over 5,000 Google Scholar Citations with recent 20 publications during last few years. His research interests include deep learning, machine learning, and computer vision. 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 SCG, his team focuses on research topics including large-scale network architects and training, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning, continual learning, human biometric analysis, and scene understanding 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, Prof. Chen Change Loy in NTU, and Prof. Dahua Lin in CUHK.

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

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