• 2021-09-16 Thursday

Sponsored by the China Association for Artificial Intelligence and undertaken by the CAAI Multilingual Intelligent Information Processing Committee, “IMLIP Masters Talk Phase One: The Human and Social Nature in Artificial Intelligence Algorithms” will be held on August 19, 2021 (this Thursday) at 19:30, and live broadcast is available on both platforms at Tencent and Bilibilbi. Associate Professor Zhang Huaping from Beijing Institute of Technology will serve as the rotating chairman, and Professor Xiong Hui from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) will attend the meeting as a special guest.

Lecture Summary

Algorithms have been inspired by nature and human life and have been a part of human technology ever since the stone stage. As the computers have been widely used for solving everyday human problems, algorithms are fast-evolving and it becomes naturally to think algorithmically about the human and nature world. In this talk, I would like to provide a humble and immature view of human and social nature in algorithms. In particular, I would like to bridge the connections between the fundamental principle and properties of these algorithms and the nature in Chinese culture, such as I-ching and Daoism, which conceive the natural world as a self-generating, complex arrangement of elements continuously changing and interacting. For example, the balance principle in I-Ching is frequently observed in algorithm design, such as the explore/exploit tradeoff for finding the balance between trying new things and enjoying the favorites and the balance between recall and precision.

Guest Profile

Xiong Hui

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Chair Professor

Served as Distinguished Professor and RBS Dean Chair Professor at Rutgers-New Jersey State University, USA; and served as Deputy Dean of Baidu Research Institute and supervised 5 laboratories during academic vacation. Professor Xiong Hui's main research areas cover data mining, business intelligence, and human resources big data. Some of his honors include AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Scientist, the Yangtze River Chair Professor of the Ministry of Education of China, the National Foundation of China Overseas Outstanding Youth Class B (Overseas, Hong Kong and Macao Scholars Cooperative Research Fund), Harvard Business Review 2018 “Ram •Charan Management Practice Award”-Grand Prize, 2017 IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award, ICDM-2011 Best Research Paper Award, and AAAI-2021 Best Paper Award. 

Professor Xiong Hui is the co-editor of Encyclopedia of GIS (Springer), and the editorial board of ACM SIGKDD Secretary, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS). He has served as the chairman of the joint program committee of ACM KDD 2012 enterprise and government topics, the chairman of the joint program committee of IEEE ICDM 2013, the chairman of the joint conference of IEEE ICDM 2015, and the chairman of the research program committee of ACM KDD-2018. In terms of talent training, most of the doctoral graduates under the guidance of Professor Xiong Hui became TENURE-TRACK professors at well-known American universities, including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of Arizona, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), University of Central Florida, George Mason University, City University of Hong Kong, University of Kansas, and ESCP Business School-Paris

大咖说轮值主席(The Rotating Chairman of IMLIP Masters Talk)

Zhang Huaping

CAAI Multilingual Intelligent Information Processing

Secretary-General of the Special Committee

Associate Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology

Doctor, postgraduate tutor, founder of the well-known Chinese word segmentation system ICTCLAS, director of the Big Data Search and Mining Laboratory. Research directions are: big data search and mining, natural language processing, information retrieval and information security. Zhang Huaping, as the project team leader, has presided over the development of more than ten scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation, 863, 973, and 242. He has successively won the second prize of the 2016 Xinjiang Autonomous Region Science and Technology Progress Award and first prize of the 2010 Qian Weichang Chinese Information Processing Science and Technology Award. He published 5 monographs including “Big Data Intelligent Analysis”, “Big Data Search and Mining”, and “Big Data Big Talk”.

Live time: 19:30, August 19, 2021

Live address:

Tencent Live


Bilibili live room


Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence

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