Yong Rui

SVP & CTO at Lenovo

Yong Rui joined Lenovo in November 2016 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He directs Lenovo’s technical strategies and R&D directions. Additionally, Dr. Rui leads the Lenovo Research organization that investigates intelligent devices, artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud and edge computing, and smart vertical solutions.

Before joining Lenovo, Dr. Rui spent 18 years with Microsoft where he held various leadership roles in R&D strategy, basic research, technology incubation and product development, and most recently served as Deputy Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia.

A Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, and a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea and Canadian Academy of Engineering, Dr. Rui is world-renowned technologist. He holds 70 patents, and is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award and 2016 IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award.

Dr. Rui received his BS from Southeast University Summa cum laude, his MS from Tsinghua University, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).


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    November, 2016 - present

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