Yu Liu's academic page

Yu Liu's academic page 

Executive Director & General Manager, SenseTime
PI, Shanghai AI Lab
Industrial doctoral supervisor, SJTU

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  • Job positions and PhD program are open for talents interested in AIGC, super HUGE model for NLP and CV and Game AI.

  • [2024] My team have 7 papers published on CVPR/TMLR/ICML in 2024

  • [2024] We are granted the 吴文俊奖 - 科技进步一等奖

  • [2023] Our OpenDILab achieves 17,000+ stars on GitHub!

  • [2023] We release our AIGC service MiaoHua, have a try!

  • [2023] My team have 20 papers published on TPAMI/ICCV/ICLR/NeurIPS/IROS/AAAI in 2023

  • [2023] My team won the championship of CARLA Autonomous Driving Challenge

  • [2022] My team have 9 papers published on ECCV/CoRL/NeurIPS/AAAI in 2022

  • [2022] We release DI-Star, an implementation of AlphaStar in pyTorch, beating pro players with 6000+ MMR.

  • [2021] My team won the best paper of ICCV21 MFR workshop

  • [2021] My team won 3 championships of ICCV21 The Masked Face Recognition Challenge

  • [2021] We release OpenDILab, an open source decision intelligence platform

  • [2020] 5 papers with 1 oral got published on CVPR/ECCV 2020

  • [2020] My team won 2 championships of ActivityNet on the Spatio-temporal Action Localization (AVA) track and the Trimmed Activity Recognition (Kinetics) track

  • [2020] My team won the championship of NIST FRVT 1:N, a 12-million-level commercial facial recognition benchmark held by US government.

  • [2019] 7 papers with 4 oral presentations published on ICCV/CVPR/AAAI in 2019

  • [2019] I won 4 champions in 4 ICCV AI challenges:MMIT (solutions), OpenImage Instance Segmentation Challenge (solutions), OpenImage Object Detection Challenge (solutions), LFR 2019 (model and report)

  • [2019] I was granted the Google PhD Fellowship 2019.

  • [2018] 4 papers published by CVPR/ECCV/IJCV/AAAI in 2018.

  • [2017] 6 papers published on CVPR/ICCV/NIPS/AAAI/T-PAMI in 2017.

  • [2016] We win the 1st place in ECCV-MOT16 Challenge! code

  • [2016] We win the 1st place in ImageNet Challenge 2016! code

About me

I am currently the Executive Director of Research in SenseTime Group, and the GM of ADG Business Unit, in charge of the research, productization, and business of HUGE neural models, with a particular focus on large-scale AIGC and multi-modal interactive models. Previously I obtain my PhD from MMLab, CUHK, supervised by Prof. Xiaogang Wang.
When I was young, I devoted myself to various cutting-edge AI research problems and published dozens of papers in top-tier conferences. However, with a deeper understanding of this industry, I am now more focused on tackling problems that can truly advance the field and make AI serve all of humanity. Therefore, since 2020, I have not been concerned with the quantity of "research papers", and have instead formed a team of over 100 researchers and product developers. With over 4,000 GPUs at our disposal, we are committed to creating top-notch technology and products based on super HUGE NLP and CV models that can serve the public. Contact me if you are interested.

Working Experience


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*equal contribition +corresponding author

Projects & Datasets


  • OpenDILab, a generalized Decision Intelligence engine.

  • X-Temporal, Easily implement SOTA video understanding methods with PyTorch on multiple machines and GPUs

  • CaffeMex v2.3, a multi-GPU & memory-reduced MAT-Caffe on LINUX and WINDOWS

  • Labeled Pedestrains in the Wild ,a large scale pedestrain re-identification benchmark