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Three Chinese academic bulls have just been crowned Canada's highest academic honor.
On September 10, 2019, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced its latest list of academicians.
Among them, Pei Jian, Ye Zuoguang and Zhao Yuezhi, three Chinese professors from Simon Fraser University in Canada, were selected as new academicians of the Royal Society of Canada.
Professor Pei Jian is a well-known scholar in the field of AI. He also served as Chief Scientist of Huawei. He joined Jingdong Group VP in 2018 and later changed to part-time position.
New Academician of the Royal Society of Canada
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada is the highest academic organization in Canada. Its members include Fellow and Members. The coronation of academicians also means the coronation of Canada's highest academic honor.
According to the official disclosure of the Royal Society of Canada, 93 new academicians were added.
Simon Fraser University further disclosed its list of candidates.
Among them, three Chinese scholars, Pei Jian, Ye Zuoguang and Zhao Yuezhi, were selected.
Ye Zuoguang is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University. He is an expert in materials. He graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a bachelor's degree and a doctor's degree from the University of Bordeaux, France.
Zhao Yuezhi, Vice President of the School of Journalism and Communication, is a professor specially appointed by the Canadian State and lecturer of Jiang Scholars, Minister of Education of China. He is an outstanding Chinese scholar in the critical school of communication.
Professor Zhao Yuezhi, a native of Jinyun, Zhejiang Province, was admitted to the Department of Journalism, Beijing Broadcasting Institute (now the School of Journalism, China Media University) in 1980. He graduated in 1984 and was admitted to Canada as a public-funded student in the same year.
In 1986, he began to study for a postgraduate degree in the Department of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, and received master's and doctoral degrees in 1989 and 1996, respectively. Since 2000, he has taught in the Department of Communication, Simon Fraser University.
Professor Pei Jian is directly related to AI.
Who is Pei Jian?
Pei Jian is a computer scientist selected by the Royal Society of Canada and specializes in the field of big data.
He is a first-class research lecturer in Canada, a professor in the School of Computational Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada, a part-time professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the Academy of Health Sciences.
Pei Jian is the world's leading researcher in the fields of data science, big data, data mining and database systems. He is good at developing innovative data business products and efficient data analysis technology for data-intensive applications.
He is an academician of the International Computer Association (ACM) and the International Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the current chairman of ACM SIGKDD (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Commission).
Because of his outstanding contributions to the foundation, methods and applications of data mining, Pei Jian has won the ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award) and the IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award (IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award) for his technical achievements in data science.
Previously, Professor Pei Jian also served as Chief Scientist of Huawei University.
In January 2018, Pei Jianguan announced his appointment to Jingdong as Vice President of the Group and reported to Liu Qiangdong.
At the Winter Davos Forum, Pei Jian also shared the experience of Jingdong in improving business transparency, reducing trust costs and benefiting the whole society (enterprises, consumers and government regulators) through new technologies such as AI, big data and block chains.
But the honeymoon with Jingdong did not last. Beginning in 2019, as a result of internal adjustment and streamlining of troops and government in Jingdong, Pei Jian turned to Jingdong Department of Mathematics and served as general manager of Intelligent Big Data Department.
In April 2019, Pei Jian was temporarily unable to work full-time due to family reasons, and will continue to work part-time in data-related work of Jingdong Group in the future.
Academically, Professor Pei Jian is one of the most cited authors in data mining, database systems and information retrieval.
Since 2014, it has been cited more than 30,000 times. According to Google Academic, more than 200 papers have been published in top international academic journals and conferences since 2002. Overall, more than 87,000 citations and 85 h-index have been cited.
Earlier, Pei Jian received his doctorate in computational science from Simon Fraser University in 2002 and his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1991 and 1993, respectively.
Now Professor Pei Jian is the highest academic honor in Canada.