Yu Liu

Yu Liu 

Department head and tech lead in X-Lab SenseTime Research
PhD @ Multimedia Lab, CUHK


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About me

I am currently working as a vice research director in SenseTime Research.

I obtain my PhD from Multimedia Lab (MMLab), the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020, supervised by Prof. Xiaogang Wang. Before that I received my bachelor degree in 2016 with best bachelor thesis award. I'm the only awardee of Google PhD Fellowship 2019 in the Greater China area.

My research interests include: Artificial General Intelligence, Deep RL and neural network understanding under billions of data. Previously I was also proficient in basic computer vision topics (detection, classification, recognition, generation, synthesis and video understanding).

In recent years I am a reviewer for CVPR, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, T-PAMI, IJCV, TCSVT, TIP, PRCV.

Working Experience

  • Senior Researcher (vice director) at SenseTime Research. (since Jan 2020)
    Departments head and tech lead in X-Lab. Leading 2 R&D departments, one for AI decision (RL/system) with its applications (like game AI), and the other one for advanced machine learning (Auto ML/neural network understanding/ optimization for huge models).

  • Research intern at Google Research, Seattle. (Jun 2019 to Oct 2019)
    Worked on neural network understanding and NAS with Research Scientists Xuhui Jia, Mingxing Tan and Raviteja Vemulapalli.

  • Research intern & part-time researcher consultant at SenseTime Research. (Jan 2016 to Jan 2019)
    Worked on large-scale face analysis (detection, recognition, synthesis), generative model and neural network miniaturizing.

  • Research intern at Microsoft Research (Asia), Visual Computing Group. (2015 to 2016)
    Worked on object detection and recognition with Dr. Dong Chen.


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