Haifeng Wang, Ph.D., joined Baidu in 2010 and was promoted to senior vice president in May 2018. Dr. Wang is in charge of Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Group (AIG) and heads Baidu Research, overseeing our development efforts in machine learning, big data, computer vision, natural language processing, speech technology, knowledge graph, robotics, augmented reality and maps. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Wang oversaw Baidu’s core search products. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Wang served as the chief research scientist at Toshiba’s R&D Center.
In 2013, Dr. Wang served as president of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and is currently an ACL fellow. He is president of National Engineering Laboratory for Deep Learning Technology and Applications and vice president of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, CyberSecurity Association of China, the Chinese Information Processing Society of China, Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance and National Engineering Laboratory for Brain-inspired Intelligence Technology and Application. Dr. Wang is an adjunct professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, where he obtained his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. Dr. Wang has published approximately 100 academic papers related to the development of artificial intelligence technologies. Dr. Wang was honored with the National Scientific Innovation and Advancement Award (2017) and the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (2015).