Bay Area Technical Meetup
Featured Guest Speaker
Dr. Jun Wu. (吴军博士)
Research Scientist at Google, VP of Search&Ad at Tencent(2010-2012)
(Find below the detailed biography of Dr. Wu)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Area (Special thanks to Ping Zhu and Xiaofeng Guo)
Date and Time
10:00AM - 12:00PM, Nov. 11, 2012
Room name: Tierra Del Fuego (Google BLDG 46)
1565 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043
吴军博士，Google华裔元老之一。2002年加入Google，2010~2012年间作为腾讯搜索及广告方面副总裁。现负责某Google X项目（Google Project X）。
A veteran of Google’s Chinese group, Dr. Jun Wu joined Google in 2002, from 2010 to 2012, he served as the vice president in the searching and advertising department of Tencent. Dr. Wu is currently in charge of Google’s Project X.
Dr. Wu is well-known for his sharp vision in the industry. His book, On Top of Tides has been called Nasdaq’s compass, which shows the deepest understanding of the technology companies, and enlightened a lot of late-comers. Meanwhile, this book also recorded the development of Silicon Valley’s technology companies, pointing out the directions for the development of the Chinese technology companies.
As an expert in voice recognition, natural language processing, statistical language modeling, Dr. Wu has been working in these areas for two decades. He studied and worked at Tsinghua University, received his PhD Degree at Johns Hopkins University, and founded and headed the Chinese, Korean and Japanese language search department in Google. He is the pioneer in the field of anti-cheating web search, which now has become a hot area in modern internet behavior research.
Dr. Wu has published dozens of top international papers and close to ten U.S. and international patents. Dr. Wu was on the Board of Directors of Johns Hopkins University’s computer science department from 2005 to 2011, and recently was elected to the board of its Technology Institution. At the same time, Dr. Wu Jun also serves as consultant in China's Ministry of Industry.
Besides pursuing technology, Dr. Wu likes writing. The book Beauty of Mathematics continued to inspire Chinese young people to pursue the beauty of mathematics. Dr. Wu also likes wine-tasting.