Our Leadership Team

Welcome to meet our senior team.

Dr Emily Ding

Co-Founder, Head of Lab

Dr Ding received her PhD from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China, in 2013. She was a postdoc fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Before coming to New Zealand, she was a research scientist at the CAS, Beijing. She is a member of TechWomen. Her research interests are computer vision, deep learning, multimedia information processing and signal processing. 

Dr Robert Hou

Co-Founder, Chief AI Scientist

Dr Hou gained his PhD from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. His doctoral research was large-scale deep transfer learning and domain adaptation on computer vision, an exciting and critical topic in AI. Besides, he has a background in electronics engineering&physics (B.Eng) and signal processing (M.Eng, research was about ICA). During his career, he has been involved in different roles and projects in academia/industries and models/hardware in AI, especially for computer vision and NLP applications. All these experiences let him be a scientist and also a practitioner in AI (He is a 'scigineer' = scientist+engineer 😂). His research has been published in peer-reviewed conferences and journals; the designed innovative models are deployed in large-scale industrial applications to serve global customers. He likes sports, reading and cooking in his spare time.