On May 30th, 2020, the Second National Innovation Competition Award Commending Ceremony was held in Beijing. It was also China’s fourth National Science and Technology Workers’ Day. Among the award receivers, 10 teams won trophies for the best team, 28 individual metals, and 258 individual certificates.
Recommended by Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Yaonan WANG -- Supervisor of CAAI, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor of Hunan University, Changjun JIANG -- Chief Supervisor of CAAI, vice president of Tongji University, CAAI Fellow, and Yu HU -- co-founder and Rotating President of iFLYTEK, CAAI Fellow, outperformed more than 1,500 candidates nationwide and obtained the certificates. With aspiration to develop science and technology for national interest, prudence in seeking truth, and resolution in scaling new heights they won certificates of the Second National Innovation Competition Award.
Here, CAAI extends warm congratulations to them and appreciated their great passion, enormous efforts, and devotion to the development of AI. Meanwhile, all the members of Association should take them as models and make continuous effort in innovation and competition.
Yaonan WANG, Supervisor of CAAI, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor of Hunan University, Director of National Engineering Laboratory of Robot Visual Perception and Control Technology (Hunan University), expert in robot technology and intelligent control. WANG obtained one Second Prize of National Technological Invention Award, four Second Prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 11 First Prizes at provincial and ministerial level and has more than 70 national invention patents. His honorary titles include ‘National Outstanding Teachers in Institutions of Higher Learning’, ‘National Labor Medal’ and ‘National Advanced Workers’. Apart from being a CCA/CCF Fellow, he is also a member of the ‘National 100-1000-10000 Talent Program’ and serves in the ‘Department of Energy and Transportation of Science and Technology Commission Ministry of Education’
Apart from being Chief Supervisor of CAAI, Vice President and professor of Tongji University, Changjun JIANG is also granted ‘National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars’. As Director of ‘Key Laboratory of Embedded System and Service Computing Ministry of Education (Tongji University)’, JIANG engages himself to the research of network concurrency theory, network risk prevention and control, network computing environment and network information service. JIANG performs his duty as a Chief Scientist in ‘Key Project of Chinese National Programs for Research and Development’, presiding over more than 30 programs, including ‘Integration Projects and Key Projects of Major Research Plan of National Natural Science Foundation of China’, ‘National High-tech R&D Program of China’ and other international key scientific and technological research projects. His research achievements helped him seize 2 Second Prizes of ‘State Scientific and Technological Progress Award’ in 2016 and 2013, 1 Second Prize of ‘National Technology Invention’ in 2010, and numerous First Prizes concerning natural science, technological invention, scientific and technological progress at the provincial and ministerial level.
Yu HU -- co-founder and Rotating President of iFLYTEK, CAAI Fellow, served as seventh Vice President of CAAI and Director of iFLYTEK Consumer Strategy Development Committee. HU enjoys special allowance of the State Council and serves as a member of the Ministry of Science and Technology New-generation AI Strategy Advisory Committee, and as Chief Expert of ‘Ministry of Science and Technology 863 Key Projects of Humanoid Intelligence’. What’s more, HU works as Executive Director of ‘National Engineering Laboratory of Speech and Language Information Processing’, Team Leader of ‘Chinese Academy of Science AI CEEURSO Innovation Alliance Application Planning Group’ and part-time Professor and Doctoral Supervisor in University of Science and Technology of China. He is engaged in long-term research of core technologies in intelligent voice and AI, taking a lead in the commercialization and ecosystem construction of AI industry.