Zhengyou ZHANG received the BS degree in electronic engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1985, the MS degree in computer science from the University of Nancy, Nancy, France, in 1987, and the PhD degree in computer science in 1990 and the Doctorate of Science (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) in 1994 from the University of Paris XI, Paris, France.
He is a Distinguished Scientist and the Director of Tencent Robotics X since March 2018. Before that, he was a Partner Research Manager with Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA, for 20 years. Before joining Microsoft Research in March 1998, he was a Senior Research Scientist with INRIA (French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), France. In 1996-1997, he spent a one-year sabbatical as an Invited Researcher with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan.
Dr. Zhang is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, is on the Honorary Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision and on the Steering Committee of the Machine Vision and Applications, and has served as an Associate Editor for many journals. He was a General Co-Chair of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2017. He received the IEEE Helmholtz Test of Time Award at ICCV 2013 for his paper published in 1999 on camera calibration, now known as Zhang's method.