Dr. Jinwei Feng

principal engineer with Alibaba Speech Lab, DAMO Academy

Jinwei Feng is a principal engineer with Alibaba Speech Lab, DAMO Academy. His work is focused on acoustic design and front-end signal processing for automatic speech recognition (ASR) & conferencing devices. He holds a Ph.D. degree in acoustics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.  

During his tenure with Polycom, Dr. Feng worked as the principal investigator in putting out the world's first successful voice-tracking camera in videoconferencing industry. The innovation has thereafter been imitated by all major players in the industry, including Cisco & Huawei, creating a global market worth of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Since joining Alibaba Group, Dr. Feng and his colleagues have developed the world's first ASR-equipped ticket-vending machine in the high noise environment. The technologies have been deployed in Shanghai subway system.