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QCIS Seminar: Knowledge Mining and Semantic Search - Dr Yong Rui, Microsoft Research, Asia

Presenter: Dr Yong Rui, Microsoft Research, Asia (invited by Prof Dacheng Tao)

Abstract: This talk will discuss how to extract and mine knowledge from various data sources. It will cover the traditional library, the first generation of web search engines, and today’s and tomorrow’s search engines. Specifically, we will discuss the difference and relationship between term-based search vs. entity-based search, document-centric view vs. query-centric view, and query understanding vs. query answering. We will use three examples to illustrate entity-based knowledge mining: in the academic domain, in the open text domain, and in the multimedia domain.

Brief Bio: Dr Yong Rui is a Senior Director at Microsoft Research Asia. Since 2010 he has been a Senior Director and General Manager of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D (ARD) Group where he is in charge of China Innovation. From 2008 to 2010, he was the Director responsible for Microsoft Education Product in China. From 2006 to 2008, he was ARD’s first Director of R&D Strategy, and from 1999 to 2006, he led the Multimedia Collaboration group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA.

A Fellow of IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM, Dr Rui is recognised as a pioneer and a world-class expert in Web multimedia search. He holds 40+ US and international patents. He has published 16 books and book chapters, and 100+ referred journal and conference papers. Dr Rui’s publications are among the most cited -- his top 10 papers have been cited 6,000+ times.

Dr Rui is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia Magazine, an Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communication and Applications (TOMCCAP) and a founding editor of International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (2004-2008), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies (2006-2010), ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (2004-2006), and International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (2004-2006).

Dr Rui serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering and is on Organizing Committees and Program Committees of numerous conferences including ACM Multimedia, IEEE CVPR, IEEE ECCV, IEEE ACCV, IEEE ICIP, IEEE ICASSP, IEEE ICME, SPIE ITCom, ICPR, CIVR, among others. He is General Co-Chair of Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2006, ACM Multimedia 2009, and ICIMCS 2010, and Program Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, Pacific Rim Multimedia (PCM) 2006, and IEEE ICME 2009. He is on the Steering Committees of IEEE ICME, ACM Multimedia, ACM ICMR and PCM. He is the Chair of ACM SIG Multimedia China Chapter.


He served as a member of review panels for the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF), the Australian Research Council and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.


4 January 2013
10:30 - 12:00
City - Broadway CB10 Level 3, Room 330
All Welcome
Barbara Munday

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