Changhu Wang is currently a director of ByteDance AI Lab, Beijing, China. He received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Before joining ByteDance AI Lab, he worked as a lead researcher in Microsoft Research Asia from 2009 to 2017. He worked as a research engineer at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in National University of Singapore in 2008.
Changhu is leading the visual computing team in ByteDance AI Lab, working on computer vision, multimedia analysis, and machine learning. His team are responsible for providing core AI technologies and platforms in content moderation, understanding, recommendation, and creation in the full range of ByteDance products, including Tik Tok (抖音), Toutiao app (今日头条), Vigo Video (火山小视频), Xigua Video (西瓜视频), BuzzVideo, etc.
Changhu has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in high-quality journals and conferences. He has shipped multiple technologies to Microsoft products, such as Bing, Office, XiaoIce, etc. He holds 9 U.S. granted patents. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT). He also served as program committee member and reviewer for 20+ high-quality conferences and journals. He built one of the first million-level sketch-based image search systems, as well as the first billion-level system in the world. He also built one of the first general sketch recognition systems. He was awarded Microsoft Gold Star Award in 2011, in the recognition of his important contribution to Microsoft’s success. He received a Best Demo Award in ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2010 in the recognition of MindFinder system. He was awarded Microsoft Fellowship in 2007.