Tao Mei, Ph.D.

Director of Vision and Multimedia Lab | Deputy Managing Director of AI Research | Technical Vice President

AI Platform and Research, JD.com


Tao Mei is a Technical Vice President with JD.com and the Deputy Managing Director of JD AI Research, where he also serves as the Director of Vision and Multimedia Lab. His lab is focusing on the research, development, and innovation of computer vision and multimedia, with a broad range of applications in retail, logistics, finance, cloud computing, as well as fashion and design. Prior to joining JD.com in 2018, he was a Senior Research Manager with Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications (with 11 best paper awards) in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters, and edited four books. He holds over 50 US and international patents (20 granted) and has shipped 20 inventions and technologies to Microsoft products and services.

Tao was the recipient of a number of paper awards from prestigious multimedia journals and conferences, including the Best Paper Awards from ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (2017), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2014), IEEE Trans. on Multimedia (2013), ACM International Conference on Multimedia (2009 and 2007), and so on. He is or has been an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, Pattern Recognition, etc. He is the General Co-chair of IEEE ICME 2019, the Program Co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2018, IEEE ICME 2015 and IEEE MMSP 2015, and the Area Chair for a number of international conferences.

Tao received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is a Guest Professor of University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University, and Sun Yat-Sen University. Tao was elected as a Fellow of IAPR and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM in 2016, a Distinguished Industry Speaker of IEEE Signal Processing Society (2018-2019), for his contributions to large-scale multimedia analysis and applications.

梅涛博士,京东AI平台与研究部AI研究院副院长,京东集团技术副总裁,美国计算机协会杰出科学家,国际模式识别学会会士。他领导京东AI平台与研究部视觉与多媒体实验室,聚焦该领域的基础研究和技术创新,并探索该领域技术在零售、物流、金融、云计算,以及时尚和设计等新兴领域的应用。加入京东之前,梅涛博士担任微软亚洲研究院资深研究员。他在多媒体分析和计算机视觉领域发表论文 100 余篇,先后 11 次荣获最佳论文奖,并拥有 50 余项美国和国际专利。他领导的研究团队多次在国际图像和视频描述、识别和搜索比赛中排名第一,其研究成果先后 20 余次被成功转化到微软的关键产品和服务中。他目前同时担任 IEEE 和 ACM 视觉与多媒体汇刊(IEEE TIP, IEEE TCSVT和 ACM TOMM)等顶级学术期刊的编委,并且是 2018 年 ACM 多媒体年会(ACM Multimedia)的程序委员会主席和 2019 年 IEEE 多媒体年会(IEEE ICME)的大会共同主席。他是IEEE信号处理学会杰出工业演讲者,并且担任中国科学技术大学、中山大学和复旦大学的客座教授。

We are hiring! Please contact me at <tmei [AT] jd [DOT] com> if you are interested in joining JD AI Research!