Dr. Dong Yu is a distinguished scientist and vice general manager at Tencent AI Lab, a Fellow of IEEE and a distinguished scientist of ACM. Prior to joining Tencent in 2017, he was a principal researcher at the speech and dialog research group, Microsoft Research, where he joined in 1998.

His research has been focusing on speech recognition and other applications of machine learning techniques. He has published 2 monographs and 200+ papers in these areas and is the inventor/coinventor of 50+ granted and 10+ pending patents. His works have been cited for 23,000+ times with an h-index of 60+ per Google Scholar, and have been recognized by the prestigious IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) 2013 and 2016 best paper awards and the ACMSE 2005 best paper award.