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Dong, YU


Adjunct Professor

Education Background

Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Idaho

MS degree in computer science from Indiana University at Bloomington

MS in pattern recognition and intelligent control from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BS degree in EE from Zhejiang University


Research Field
Speech processing, automatic speech recognition, multi-modal interaction, natural language processing
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Dr. Dong Yu is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM distinguished scientist. He currently serves as a distinguished scientist and vice general manager at Tencent AI Lab. Prior to joining Tencent in 2017, he was a principal researcher at the speech and dialog research group, Microsoft Research (Redmond), Microsoft, where he joined in 1998.

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, and 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.

Academic Publications:

Dr. Dong Yu has published 2 monographs and 200+ papers. His works have been extensively cited 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.

A full list of papers as well as citation information can be found at :