Leo Zhu, a highly regarded AI scientist worldwide, co-founded YITU Technology in 2012.
Zhu received his PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008. He studied under Professor Alan Yuille, who is an IEEE fellow and a disciple of Stephen William Hawking, specializing in statistical modeling of computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI).
From 2008 to 2010, Zhu was a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) AI laboratory, working with Professor Bill Freeman, an IEEE fellow and a founder of computational photography. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as a research fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, helmed by Yann Lecun, who is renowned for being the founder of deep learning. During that time, Zhu led the team to win the championship of the PASCAL Visual Object Classes Challenge.
He has published dozens of papers on top-ranked professional journals such as PAMI, IJCV, NIPS, AISTATS and CVPR.
LIN Chenxi was a senior expert at Alibaba Cloud from 2008 to 2012, where he built and led a team of more than a hundred senior engineers to build the Apsara operating system, the largest proprietary distributed cloud computing OS in China. Prior to Alibaba, he conducted research in machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval and distributed systems at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA).
LIN was captain of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University team in 2002 for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) that became the first-ever Asian team to win.
Set a new world record in Person Re-identification (ReID) Ranking, lifted its algorithm to a higher level.