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Dr Pai Zheng was selected as one of the Top 50 Global AI Young Chinese Scholars 華人青年學者榜 (AI+X) as released by Baidu Academic

20 May 2022

In April 2022, Dr Pai Zheng, a young scholar from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering was selected as one of the Top 50 Global AI Young Chinese Scholars, AI華人青年學者榜 (in the field of AI+X).  The list was jointly released by Baidu Academic (百度學術), Baidu (TIC) (百度人才智库), Complex Management System Laboratory of Tianjin University (天津大學複雜管理系統實驗室), and the Business Intelligence Center of the International Institute of Finance in the University of Science and Technology of China (中國科大國金院商業智能中心).   The selection aims to encourage young scholars to make more influential contributions and to identify high-potential young Chinese leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence.

The selection was based on 186,963 papers and the information on 89,324 scholars from all over the world, using big data mining technology.  There were three criteria in selection: academic performance, academic influence and academic potential index.  100 high-potential young scholars were selected in the classical fields of AI (i.e. Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing), and 50 high-potential young scholars were selected from the interdisciplinary fields of AI (AI+X).

The 150 selected AI Young Chinese Scholars were from 98 top universities or institutions around the world. The top 10 universities or institutions with the most selected young scholars were Tsinghua University (8 scholars), Google (8 scholars), Chinese Academy of Sciences (7 scholars), Microsoft (including Microsoft Research Asia, 7 scholars), University of Hong Kong (4 scholars), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (3 scholars), Carnegie Mellon University (3 scholars), University of California San Diego (3 scholars), Columbia University (3 scholars), Facebook (3 scholars).  These scholars have made outstanding achievements in cutting-edge domains such as autonomous driving, quantum computing, dialogue systems, and biological computing, etc.

Dr. Zheng is currently an Assistant Professor, Wong Tit Shing Endowed Young Scholar in Smart Robotics and Lab-in-Charge of the Digitalized Service Laboratory (DSL) in the Department. Before joining the ISE Department, he was a Research Fellow in the Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems, in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from Jan. 2018 to Sept. 2019. He received his Dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Material Processing and Control Engineering (major), and Computer Science and Engineering (minor), from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2010, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2013, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, in 2017.


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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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