Ya-Qin Zhang currently serves as president of new businesses, in charge of emerging businesses and technology. Prior to joining Baidu in 2014, Dr. Zhang was a corporate vice president at Microsoft and the chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group for a decade, leading Microsoft’s overall research and development efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Microsoft in 1999, Dr. Zhang was a director for the Multimedia Technology Laboratory at Sarnoff Corp. Dr. Zhang currently serves on the board of directors of Tarena International, Inc. a professional education service provider (NASDAQ: TEDU), Chinasoft International Ltd (HKEX: 354). and China Digital Video Holdings Ltd. (HKEX: 8280). Dr. Zhang is a fellow of Australia Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Zhang received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from George Washington University.