Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences；Dean of Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Tsinghua University
He is now a professor of Computer Science and Technology Department of Tsinghua University. In 1995, he was elected the fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2011, Hamburg University awarded him Honorary Doctor of Natural Sciences. In 2014, China Computer Federation awarded him CCF Lifetime Achievement Award. He is now the dean of Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
He is engaged in the research on artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, machine learning, and so on. And he also is engaged in the research applying technology that applies the theories mentioned above into pattern recognition, knowledge engineering, and robotics. In these fields, he has published over 200 papers and 5 monographs (chapters). His academic achievement won ICL European Artificial Intelligence Prize, the third award of National Natural Science Prize, the third award of National Science and Technology Progress Prize, the first and second award of Science and Technology Progress Prize from the State Educational Commission, the first award of Science & Technology Progress Prize from Electronic Industry Ministry and the first award of Science & Technology Progress Prize from Committee of National Defense. In addition, he took part in building up the State Key Lab of Intelligent Technology and Systems and served as director of the lab from 1991 to 1996. From 1987 to 1994 he served as a member of specialist group of Intelligent Robots theme of National ‘863’ High-Tech Program.
Recently, he found research group for cognitive computation and multimedia information processing. The group has got some important results in machine learning, image and video analysis and retrieval.