Sun Jian, chief scientist and Managing Director of Megvii Research at China’s AI giant Megvii, passed away on Tuesday. Sun joined Megvii in 2016. Born in 1977, Sun studied computer vision, computer graphics, and deep learning. His research has more than 284,000 citations, according to Google Scholar. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2003 after receiving a doctorate from Xi’an Jiaotong University. Sun led Megvii’s research institute to become a leader in the computer vision field, according to Chinese media 36Kr. [Megvii, in Chinese]