Dr. Honghui Shi, who will join UO CIS this year as an assistant professor, was invited to participate in the 2019 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium. This symposium sustains and builds U.S. innovation by bringing together the brightest engineers across the whole nation from many disciplines early in their careers (ages 30-45) to facilitate exchange across disciplines and to promote the transfer of new techniques across fields.
Dr. Shi joins the UO from IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center and the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering. His current research focuses on accurate visual understanding, an active research area that not only lies at the core intersection of computer vision and machine learning but also is critical for many real-world AI systems and applications. Dr. Shi has been recognized in multiple dimensions as a researcher, an engineer and a team leader, including receiving awards from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and winning multiple major international AI competitions such as the ImageNet video recognition challenge and the Nvidia AI City Challenge.
The NAE's USFOE Symposium is a highly selective annual program, hosted this year by Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina. Coming from industry, universities, and federal labs, only 100 participants from the US are invited from all engineering disciplines after a rigorous peer-nomination process to participate in this two and a half day event. This year the symposium will be organized around cutting-edge developments in four areas: advanced manufacturing, engineering the genome, self-driving cars, and blockchain technology.