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Liangliang Cao

Research Associate Professor
360 CS Building
(413) 545-0536


Artificial Intelligence, including Computer Vision, Speech and Language


Liangliang has broad interests in AI and its applications. He got his Ph.D. from Computer Vision, and now leads the speech modeling for Google Cloud customers. He has rich experience in applying cutting edge research to real world solutions.


Liangiang received his Ph.D. from UIUC in 2011, M. Phil. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005, and Bachelor from University of Science and Technology of China in 2003. He worked as a Research Staff Member at IBM Watson Research Center from 2011 to 2015 and a Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Research from 2015 to 2016. He co-founded  Switi Inc. (aka HelloVera AI) which was acquired in 2018. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University from 2013 to 2018. 

Activities & Awards

  • First place, ImageNet LSVRC competition, 2010 
  • IBM Watson Emerging Leader in Multimedia and Signal Processing, 2010 
  • ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award, 2017 

Liangliang is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He is an Associated Editor of IEEE Trans. Multimedia and Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.  He also co-organized a few conferences.