Head of R&D, Cloud AI
Jia Li is the Head of R&D, Cloud AI. The mission is to democratize AI and advance AI. Her org focus on both developing the full stack of AI products on Google Cloud to power solutions for diverse industries and research innovation to solve real world problems. Before joining Google, she was the Head of Research at Snap, leading the research innovation effort. Before Snap, she led the Visual Computing and Learning Group at Yahoo! Labs. Jia received her Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She is serving as the Associate Editor of the Visual Computer: International Journal of Computer Graphics by Springer and the Computer Vision Foundation Industrial Advisory Board Member. She served as the Program Chair of the ACM Multimedia Conference 2017, Area Chair for ICCV 2017, Industry Relationship Chair in CVPR 2016 and Volunteers Chair in CVPR 2010 in the past. In 2014, she was selected to receive the Super Star award at Yahoo!, the highest award at the company. She was also awarded the Master Inventor Award for her innovations in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Vision, E-Commerce, Product Recommendation and Image Search. She was the leader of the OPTIMOL team, which won the first prize in the Semantic Robotics Vision Challenge sponsored by NSF and AAAI in 2007. Her work has been widely reported in the media including: The Next Web, Ars Technica, ZDNet, GigaOm, Venture Beat, Mirror, Business Insider, New Scientist and MIT Technology Review in recent years.
"From Insights to Solutions: An Invitation to the AI Journey"
AI is a journey that begins with a problem to be solved, confronts the challenges of collecting data and innovating algorithms, and ultimately delivers a solution. As a researcher and Google’s Head of R&D for Cloud AI, Jia Li has experienced this journey at each step. Now, she’s working to open it up to the widest possible audience, helping new industries harness the power of AI to face the challenges that matter most to them.