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[Career Series] Clobotics: Computer Vision for inspection and retail
Date: 2018/5/24             Browse: 98

Speaker:     Claire Chen & Yan Ke

Time:          14:00—15:00, May 24 

Location:    Room 1A-200, SIST Building

Host:          Prof. Andre Rosendo


Clobotics is a computer vision technology based company headquartered in Shanghai. With a Seattle based Research Center focused on Algorithm and Model building,an annotation center in Dalian,an office in Beijing and Singapore, they are focused on providing a world-class AI technology service to vertical industry enterprise customers like New Energy and Retail. In today's talk, two Co-Founder of Clobotics, CTO Yan Ke and COO Claire Chen, will share the journey of founding an AI based start-up and the core technology they build to support the business growth. The talk will describe how computer vision can be used in two industries - real time drone control for wind turbine inspection, and product recognition of hundreds of thousands of products for retail execution management.


Dr. Ke, co-founder and CTO of Clobotics, has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from Carnegie Mellon University. His Ph.D. thesis topic was on using computer vision to automatically recognize human actions in videos. He is a recipient of the Intel Research Scholar Award, NSF IGERT Fellowship, Microsoft Technical Leadership Award, multiple Microsoft Gold Star Awards, published over 18 top tier conference and journal papers, and holds 7 U.S. patents. Dr. Yan Ke is the Shanghai Thousand Talents Award Recipient 2018.

Claire Chen, co-founder and COO of Clobotics, spent her most important ten years of career with Microsoft Corporations. She worked as the director of business operations at Cloud and Enterprises Division, and was accountable for landing Windows Azure and Office 365 business in China. She was at an essential role of business strategy planning and implementation, managing the operating entity business, process and analyze the performance data for the overall cloud business in China.

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