Gang Hua is the Vice President and Chief Scientist of Convenience Bee.
His research focuses on computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, robotics, towards general Artificial Intelligence, with primary applications in cloud and edge intelligence, and currently with a focus on new retail intelligence.
Before that, Gang Hua served in various roles at Microsoft (2015-18) as the Science/Technical Adviser to the CVP of the Computer Vision Group, Director of Computer Vision Science Team in Redmond and Taipei ATL, and Senior Principal Researcher/Research Manager at Microsoft Research. He was an Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology (2011-15). During 2014-15, he took on-leave and worked on the Amazon-Go project.
Gang Hua was a Visiting Researcher (2011-14) and a Research Staff Member (2010-11) at IBM Research T. J. Watson Center, a Senior Researcher (2009-10) at Nokia Research Center Hollywood, and a Senior Scientist (2006-09) at Microsoft Live Labs Research.
Gang Hua received his Ph.D. degree in ECE from Northwestern University in 2006. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers in top conferences and journals. To date, he holds 19 US patents and has 15 more patents pending.