It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Professor Tang Xiao’ou, our beloved founder, a renowned artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, director of Pujiang Lab, director of Shanghai AI Lab, and Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Tang passed away due to health issues on December 15, 2023, at 11:45 p.m.
Professor Tang was a pioneer in the field of AI in China. A man of profound knowledge and insight, Professor Tang relentlessly pursued research rigor and academic excellence, and continuously pushed the boundaries of innovation. He was patriotic, pragmatic, visionary, never shied away from great responsibilities, while at the same time serving as a great inspiration and an exemplar for future generations. He dedicated his entire life to computer science research and technological breakthroughs, and made remarkable contributions to the development of AI technology. Over the past two decades, Professor Tang was devoted to nurturing students to cultivate the future generation of leaders in the AI field. His spirit will forever live on as the future leaders continue to spearhead the AI development.
At this particularly sad moment, we would like to convey our deepest condolences to Professor Tang’s family. His wisdom, passion and tireless endeavors in science would continue to motivate us to forge ahead. “Create a better AI-empowered future through innovation”, SenseTime’s mission envisioned by Professor Tang, would always inspire all of us at SenseTime to reach new heights and fulfil his goal. May Professor Tang rest in peace!
It is hereby announced with our deepest mourning.
Professor Tang Funeral Committee