Portrait of Rui Cai

Rui Cai

Lead Researcher

About

Dr. Rui Cai is a Lead Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. He received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include web search and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, multimedia content analysis, and signal processing. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Projects

Website Structure Understanding and its Applications

Established: August 12, 2010

Website structure understanding can be treated as a reverse engineering for the purpose of automatically discovering the layout templates and URL patterns of a website, and understanding how these templates and patterns are integrated to organize the website. The study…

Publications

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Granted Patents
  1. United States Patent 8051083. Forum Web Page Clustering based on Repetitive Regions. November 1, 2011.

  2. United States Patent 8099408. Web Forum Crawling Using Skeletal Links. January 17, 2012.

  3. United States Patent 8185482. Modeling Semantic and Structure of Threaded Discussions. May 22, 2012.

  4. United States Patent 8326820. Long-Query Retrieval. December 4, 2012.

  5. United States Patent 8344233. Scalable Music Recommendation by Search. January 1, 2013.

  6. United States Patent 8370119. Website Design Pattern Modeling. February 5, 2013.

  7. United States Patent 8429110. Pattern Tree-based Rule Learning. April 23, 2013.

  8. United States Patent 8438168. Scalable Music Recommendation by Search. May 7, 2013.

  9. United States Patent 8458115. Mining Topic-Related Aspects From User Generated Content. June 4, 2013.

  10. United States Patent 8473574. Automatic Online Video Discovery and Indexing. June 25, 2013.

  11. United States Patent 8645353. Anchor Image Identification for Vertical Video Search. February 4, 2014.

  12. United States Patent 8645354. Scalable Metadata Extraction for Video Search. February 4, 2014.

  13. United States Patent 8650094. Music Recommendation using Emotional Allocation Modeling. February 11, 2014.

  14. United States Patent 8700600. Web Forum Crawling Using Skeletal Links. April 15, 2014.

  15. United States Patent 8856129. Flexible and Scalable Structured Web Data Extraction. October 7, 2014.

  16. United States Patent 8954425. Snippet Extraction and Ranking. February 10, 2015.

  17. United States Patent 8983201. Three-dimensional Visual Phrases for Object Recognition. March 17, 2015.

  18. United States Patent 9082040. Identifying Visual Contextual Synonyms. July 17, 2015.

Professional Activities

  • PC member. AI & Web Track. The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), New York, USA, July 2016.

  • PC member. Research Track. The 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2016), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 2016.

  • PC member. The 17th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2016), Seattle, USA, July 2016.

  • PC member. Web Mining Track. The 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Canada, April 2016

  • PC member. Information Retrieval Track. The 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015). Melbourne, Australia, October 2015

  • PC member. Industry, Government & NGO Track. European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2015). Porto, Portugal, September 2015

  • PC member. Short Paper Committee. The 38th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2015), Santiago, Chile, August 2015

  • PC member. The 16th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2015), Torino, Italy, June 2015.

  • PC member. Research Track / Industry & Government Track. The 21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015), Sydney, Australia, August 2015.

  • PC member. Web Mining Track. The 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015), Florence, Italy, May 2015

  • PC member. The 8th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2015), Shanghai, China, February 2015.

  • PC member. Research Track / Industry & Government Track. The 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2014), New York, USA, August 2014.

  • PC member. Short Paper Committee. The 37th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2014), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, July 2014

  • PC member. The 8th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2014), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, June 2014

  • PC member. The 15th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2014), Chengdu, China, July 2014.

  • PC member. Search Systems and Applications Track and Web Mining Track. The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014), Seoul, Korea, April 2014

  • PC member. The 4th International Workshop on Data Extraction and Object Search (DEOS 2014), attached to the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014), Seoul, Korea, April 2014

  • PC member. The 9th Asian Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2013), Singapore, December 2013

  • PC member. The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM 2013), Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, October 2013

  • PC member. Short Paper Committee. The 36th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2013), Dublin, Ireland, July 2013

  • PC member. The 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2013), Chicago, USA, August 2013.

  • PC member. The 14th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013), San Jose, California, USA, July 2013.

  • PC member. The International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2013), Beijing, China, May 2013.

  • PC member. Content Analysis Track and Search Systems and Applications Track. The 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2013

  • PC member. Poster Committee. The 35th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012), Portland, Oregon, USA, August 2012

  • PC member. The 13th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012), Melbourne, Australia, July 2012

  • PC member. Web Mining Track. The 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012), Lyon, France, April 2012

  • PC member. The 7th Asian Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2011), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2011

  • PC member. The 17th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2011), San Diego, CA, Aug. 2011

  • PC member. The 34th ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Beijing, China, July 2011

  • PC member. The 4th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2011), Hong Kong, Feb. 2011

  • PC member. The 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011), Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.

  • PC member. The 6th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS 2010), Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 2010

  • PC member. The 5th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2009), Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Oct. 2009
  • PC member. ACM Workshop on Improving Non English Web searching (ACM iNEWS 2008), in conjunction with the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008), Napa Valley, California, Oct. 2008

  • PC member. The 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2008), Beijing, China, Jun. 2008
  • PC member. The 4th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2008), Harbin, China, Jan. 2008

  • Reviewer. Multimedia Tools and Applications. 2013, 2015

  • Reviewer. Neurocomputing. 2012, 2013

  • Reviewer. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. 2012, 2013

  • Reviewer. International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. 2012, 2013

  • Reviewer. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods. 2011

  • Reviewer. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

  • Reviewer. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

  • Reviewer. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. 2010

  • Reviewer. IEEE Multimedia. 2010

  • Reviewer. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Reviewer. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 2009, 2013, 2014