个人经历
教育背景
个人简介
Dr. Yu Zheng is a Vice President of JD.COM and the Chief Data Scientist of JD Digits. He also leads the Intelligent Cities Business Unit as the president and serves as the managing director of JD Intelligent Cities Research. His research interests include big data analytics, spatio-temporal data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Before joining JD Digits, he was a senior research manager at Microsoft Research.

Zheng currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum. He is also an Editorial Board Member of GeoInformatica and IEEE Transactions on Big Data, and the founding Secretary of SIGKDD China Chapter. He 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), and Area chair of AAAI 2018 and ICDM 2015. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches at well-known international conferences, such as AAAI 2019. Zheng is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a Distinguished Member and Distinguished Speaker of China Computer Federation (CCF).

Zheng publishes referred papers frequently as a leading author at prestigious conferences and journals, such as KDD, VLDB, UbiComp, and IEEE TKDE. Those papers have been cited over 24,000+ times (Google Scholar H-Index: 71). He received five best paper awards from ICDE’13 and ACM SIGSPATIAL’10, etc. He has been invited to give over 10 keynote speeches at international conferences and forums (e.g. keynote speech at AAAI 2019 and KDD 2019 Plenary Keynote Panel) and guest lectures in universities like MIT, CMU, and Cornell. His book, titled “Computing with Spatial Trajectories”, has been used as a text book in universities worldwide and honored as the Top 10 Most Popular Computer Science Book authored by Chinese at Springer. His another book, entitled "Urban Computing" (MIT Press), is the first text book in this field.

Zheng has received 3 technical transfer awards from Microsoft and 24 granted/filed patents. His technology has been transferred to Microsoft Products like Bing Maps. One of his projects, entitled Urban Air, has been deployed with the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, predicting air quality for over 300 Chinese cities based on big data. He also leads a China pilot project on urban big data platform, which has been deployed in Guiyang City.

Zheng has been featured multiple times by influential journals. 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, because of the business impact of urban computing he has been advocating since 2008. In 2018, he is honored as one the top 10 most influential people in information and communications technology (ICT) Industries in China by Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Zheng is also a Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Nanjing University.