Dr. Derek Zhang has 10 years’ experience in the field of ITS and Smart Cities across multiple countries. His passion for ITS mainly focuses on utilizing AI and Computer Vision technology to promote a safer and easier journey for all transport users.
Derek received his PhD degree in 2010, researching Biometrics including Face and Gait recognition. In early 2016, he moved to Zealand and joined Auckland Transport when AT decided to build its own Computer Vision capabilities in-house. With the rapid development of AI technology especially Deep Learning in the last 5 years, the demands and performance requirements to Computer Vision systems have also grown significantly. From a single specialist to managing a team of 7 dedicated developers.
Derek is continuing his journey of Computer Vision applications at Auckland Transport.