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. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Idaho, an MS degree in computer science from Indiana University at Bloomington, an MS degree in pattern recognition and intelligent control from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a BS degree (with honor) in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University.

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 25,000+ times with an h-index of 65+ 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. 

He has developed many techniques over the years, including recent work on cocktail party problem and multi-modal interactive system. His most significant contribution to the field is the development of CD-DNN-HMM, the first successful application of the deep learning techniques to large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR). This disruptive work caused a paradigm shift for LVCSR, both in industry and the research community, led to a series of significant advancements in the field. 

Dr. Dong Yu has served as a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2013-2018), a distinguished lecturer of APSIPA (2017-2018), an associate editor of the IEEE/ACM transactions on audio, speech, and language processing (2011-2015), an associate editor of the IEEE signal processing magazine (2008-2011), the lead guest editor of the IEEE transactions on audio, speech, and language processing - special issue on deep learning for speech and language processing (2010-2011), a guest editor of the IEEE/CAA journal of automatica sinica - special issue on deep learning in audio, image, and text processing (2015-2016), and members of organization and technical committees of many conferences and workshops.

Contact Information

Web Page:          https://sites.google.com/site/dongyu888/
Email:                  DongYu@ieee.org
LinkedIn:             http://www.linkedin.com/in/dongyu/
Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tMY31_gAAAAJ&hl=en