Huawei has recruited two graduates from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), in Wuhan, Hubei Province, into its top minds recruitment program this year, sources from the university’s WeChat account said Tuesday.
Huawei is recruiting top talents worldwide and has offered annual salaries of up to 2 million yuan (US$309,372) under the program.
Liao Minghui, a doctoral graduate, has been offered the top salary of 2.01 million yuan this year while Wu Minyan, a bachelor’s degree holder, has been offered an annual salary of more than 1 million yuan, according to Jimu News, a Wuhan news platform.
Liao was enrolled in the School of Electronic Information and Communications of HUST in 2012, and continued onto postgraduate and doctoral programs in 2016. He joined Professor Bai Xiang’s team, and has a doctoral degree in computer vision.
Liao’s first paper, completed in the summer holiday after he finished his bachelor’s degree, was published in the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2017. As of now, he has published 10 articles as the first author, including two on top journals and seven in top conferences. One of his papers has been selected into Essential Science Indicators’ (ESI) highly cited papers.
Wu Minyan’s comprehensive capabilities made her stand out during recruitment. She has taken internships in several big brands during her years in HUST’s School of Computer Science and Technology.
Over the past three years, six graduates from HUST have been hired under Huawei’s recruitment program, including Zhang Ji and Yao Ting in 2020, and Zuo Pengfei and Zhong Zhao in 2019. Zhang and Zuo, two doctoral graduates, were offered a top salary of 2.01 million yuan a year.
According to media reports, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei initiated the recruitment program in 2019, wanting talents in artificial intelligence and algorithm. The program planned to recruit 20 to 30 young geniuses worldwide in 2019 and 200 to 300 in 2020.
Tian Qi, Noah’s Ark Laboratory Chief Scientist at Huawei Technologies, said in a public video that young geniuses the company is hiring should be fresh graduates with a doctoral degree aged between 25 and 30 when they enjoy the greatest physical strength, intelligence and innovation.
According to Tian, Huawei will provide these young talents an environment to experiment freely and expect them to make strong fundamental research and use research results in AI platforms.