Ming-Ming Cheng was building Artificial Intelligence to recognize human diseases from CT scans. When COVID hit, Ming-Ming was able to utilize his existing networks to train his AI to assist doctors in recognizing the disease from CT scans.
About Ming-Ming Cheng
Ming-Ming Cheng is a professor with the College of Computer Science, Nankai University, leading the Media Computing Lab. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2012 and then worked with Prof. Philip Torr in Oxford for 2 years.
His research interests include computer vision and computer graphics. He has published over 60 papers in leading journals and conferences, such as IEEE TPAMI, ACM TOG, IEEE CVPR, etc. Many of his algorithms have become quite popular in the community, receiving more than 19,000 paper citations.
He received several research awards including ACM China Rising Star Award, the IBM Global SUR award, etc. He is a senior member of the IEEE and on the editorial boards of the IEEE TIP.
You can view Ming-Ming’s online demos for computer vision algorithms: http://mc.nankai.edu.cn/ . Many companies play with these demos and come to Ming-Ming for collaboration. Making a lots of exciting software tools for: medical image diagnosis, defect detection, Industrial Safety, insect pests detection, etc.
Ming-Ming’s homepage https://mmcheng.net/cmm/ contains a further introduction to Ming-Ming and his research team, as well as some latest research they are doing. They make the algorithms they develop open source so that these algorithms could help people from many different areas.