Dr. Humphrey Shi is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing and a member of the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech. He is also a Graduate Faculty Member of Computer Science at the University of Oregon and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he advises additional PhD students.
Outside of academia, he is the Chief Scientist of the popular image editing platform Picsart, through which he delivers advanced AI research and technologies to empower hundreds of millions of users globally. Previously, he served as a Research Staff Member in Computer Vision at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Dr. Shi has received multiple awards across industry and academia and won a dozen international AI competitions. He has been a PI/Co-PI for multiple industrial, academic, and government projects with multi-million funding support and performs extensive service to the Computer Vision and AI research community, including acting as a lead organizer for various conferences and workshops. Dr. Shi was recognized by the US National Academy of Engineering by being selected as a Top 100 Outstanding Engineers aged 30-45 across all engineering fields in the US to participate in the US Frontiers of Engineering. He also won the NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. He has a broad interest in basic research and interdisciplinary collaborations motivated by important applications. His current research focuses on building the next generation multimodal AI to understand, emulate, and interact with the world we live in, in a creative, efficient, and responsible way.