Dr. Hui Cheng is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientist of Seedland Group, where he leads teams developing technologies and products for Smart Home, Smart Community and Smart City applications. Prior to Seedland, Dr. Cheng was the Sr. Director of JD.com, managing both JD-X Silicon Valley Research Center, and JD’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center, where he led the development of autonomous ground delivery vehicles, and warehouse robotic systems. He also served as the Senior Research Manager of Amazon Go and worked innovative computer vision and machine learning technologies for the grab-and-go new shopping experience.
Prior to Amazon, Dr. Cheng was the Program Director and head of the Cognitive and Adaptive Vision System Group at SRI International / Sarnoff Corporation where he led more than 30 client-sponsored R&D programs. His programs span from applying AI and computer vision to social media analysis; aerial, ground and mobile activities understanding; to intelligent training systems and novel applications using automated analysis of consumer-generated content, Internet of Things (IoT) and other Big Data sources. Dr. Cheng has more than 60 publications and holds more than 40 US patents.