Zheng Yu

Chief Data Scientist, JD Digits; Vice-President, JD.com

Dr. Yu Zheng is the Vice President of JD.COM, leading the Intelligent Cities Business Unit and JD Intelligent Cities Research. He also serves as the Chief Data Scientist at JD Digits, passionate about using big data and AI technology to tackle urban challenges. Before Joining JD.COM, he was a senior research manager at Microsoft Research. Zheng is also a Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and has served as chair on over 10 prestigious international conferences, e.g. as the program co-chair of ICDE 2014 (Industrial Track), CIKM 2017 (Industrial Track) and IJCAI 2019 (industrial track) as well as the area chair of AAAI 2019. In 2013, he was named one of the Top Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR35) and featured by Time Magazine for his research on urban computing. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 40 Business Elites under 40 in China by Fortune Magazine. In 2017, Zheng is honored as an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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