Research Prof. Lu Cewu Won the 2019 Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award

Released Time: 2019-09-24

On the evening of Sep 21, the 2019 Qiu Shi Award Ceremony was held at Tsinghua University. Research Prof. Lu Cewu won the 2019 Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award. Nobel laureate and Chinese physicist Yang Zhenning was awarded the Qiu Shi Lifetime Achievement Award. Shao Feng and Nieng Yan the Outstanding Scientist Award. Lu is the only awardee in the field of AI in the past three years.

Lu Cewu is a research professor and PhD supervisor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of SJTU. Before joining SJTU, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the AI lab at Stanford University (advised by Li Feifei and Leo Guibas). In 2018, he was selected by MIT Technology Review as one of 35 innovators under the age of 35 in China (MIT TR35) . He has published nearly 100 papers and served as CVM 2018 program chair, CVPR 2020 Domain Chair (CVPR has the highest h-index among all AI conferences and journals).

Specializing in computer vision and robotics, Lu has made several breakthroughs in human behavior understanding. His open-source system alphapose, which ranks among the top 0.004% of all Github projects, has been recognized as the basic tool for gesture recognition. In 2019, he launched the human behavior knowledge engine HAKE, opening up a new technological route in the field of behavior understanding. Lu is now the class advisor of Wu Wenjun AI Honorary doctorate class. The class is named after academician Wu Wenjun, the AI pioneer and distinguished alumnus of SJTU with the aim of cultivating AI talents. Wu Wenjun was also the first recipient of Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award.

About Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award:

The Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation was established by Mr. CHA Chi Ming (1914-2007) and his family in Hong Kong in 1994. The primary mission of the Foundation is to promote scientific and technological progress in China by recognizing and rewarding successful Chinese scientists and scholars. From 1994 to 2019, Qiu Shi Awards have been bestowed upon 358 outstanding Chinese scientists, representing the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering and so on. Respectively, 2 individuals had received the Qiu Shi Lifetime Achievement Award, 31 for the Outstanding Scientist Award, 192 for the Outstanding Young Scholar Award, and 133 for the Outstanding Scientific Research Team Award.

During 1995 to 2001, the foundation set up the Outstanding Young Scholar Award. And in 2013, it launched a new project for the Outstanding Young Scholar Award to help Chinese universities compete with overseas institute for top talents, as well as to support excellent young scholars in their early career so as to cultivate leaders for the development of science and technology in China in the future 20 years. The new Outstanding Young Scholar Award is aimed at young scholars with great potentials in the field of natural science or engineering technology and provide support to universities. 


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