Jian Chang is a senior algorithm expert at the Alibaba Group, where he is working on cutting-edge applications of AI at the intersection of high-performance databases and the IoT, focusing on unleashing the value of spatiotemporal data. A data science expert and software system architect with expertise in machine learning and big data systems and deep domain knowledge on various vertical use cases (finance, telco, healthcare, etc.), Jian has led innovation projects and R&D activities to promote data science best practices within large organizations. He’s a frequent speaker at technology conferences, such as the O’Reilly Strata and AI Conferences, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, Hadoop Summit, DataWorks Summit, Amazon re:Invent, Global Big Data Conference, Global AI Conference, World IoT Expo, and Intel Partner Summit, and has published and presented research papers and posters at many top-tier conferences and journals, including ACM Computing Surveys, ACSAC, CEAS, EuroSec, FGCS, HiCoNS, HSCC, IEEE Systems Journal, MASHUPS, PST, SSS, TRUST, and WiVeC. He’s also served as a reviewer for many highly reputable international journals and conferences. Jian holds a PhD from the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at University of Pennsylvania, under Insup Lee.
Dr. Yu is the CTO of AsiaInfo Data, which provides big data and AI solutions to all three telecom carriers in China. Its distributed big data platform processes over 7PB of data daily. Before joining AsiaInfo, Dr. Yu served as VP Engineering and Chief Architect for Mafengwo, the largest online travel community in China, with over 100 mobile and online users. Previously, he was VP Engineering and Chief Architect at OpenX, responsible for the company’s data strategy, mobile product line, and overall architecture, consisting of more than 6000 servers and 15PB of data distributed in 5 global data centers. Dr. Yu is also a serial entrepreneur, co-founded two startups, Portaura in social mobile big data and Martsoft in e-commerce search engine.
Early in his career, he spent a number of years in HP Systems Research Center, one of the top research labs in the world, where he worked closely with numerous Turing Award recipients in browser technology, search engine, multimedia, and distributed file systems. Dr. Yu holds PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW and BS in Computer Sciences and BA in Mathematics from UT Austin. He has published papers and gave keynote speeches in numerous major international conferences.
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