Prof. Qiang Yang is a Chair professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech (HKUST). He is a Fellow of both The Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a fellow of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) , American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS), International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Qiang Yang is a world-renowned scientist in the field of transfer learning and federated learning. He graduated from Peking University and received his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland. He is the Founding President of Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robots. He is the Executive Chairman of Open Island Open Source Community, Chairman of Investment Technology League and Chairman of Technical Steering Community of FATE open source community.
He was the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Big Data and ACM TIST Journal (ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology). He was Chair of AAAI-2021 Conference. He was the program chair of 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. He was a founding head of Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab.