BEIJING, Feb. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Baidu.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU),
the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced the
promotion of Mr. Jerry Liu to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to the
promotion, Mr. Liu had been the Vice President of Engineering since August
''Jerry was our first employee six years ago and has been integral in
transforming Baidu from a new start-up company into the top search engine in
China,'' said Robin Li, Baidu's Chairman and CEO. ''Under his leadership, our
technology team has attracted outstanding talents and developed into an
exceptional team. His industry knowledge, technical expertise and management
skills are unparalleled in China.''
''With responsibility for innovation and new product development, Jerry
and his team are expected to play a key role in developing innovative products
and services appealing to Chinese users to ensure that Baidu will continue to
provide the best Chinese language search experience,'' Mr. Li continued.
Mr. Liu has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering, R&D
and management. He joined Baidu in January 2000 and in August 2000, he was
appointed as the Vice President of Engineering responsible for supervising
multiple teams of engineers and R&D projects and developing cutting edge
technologies for search in Chinese.
Prior to joining Baidu, Mr. Liu was an associate professor in the
department of computer science and technology at Peking University where he
supervised numerous research projects funded by the Chinese National Science
Foundation and the National Planning Committee. During his tenure, Mr. Liu
and his team developed various technology products including the first Chinese
language search engine.
Mr. Liu holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from
Xi'an JiaoTong University and a master's degree in computer science from
Peking University. He was a visiting scholar in the department of computer
science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1997 to 1998.
Baidu.com, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider.
As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best way for
people to find information. In addition to serving individual Internet search
users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential
customers. Baidu's ADSs, each of which represents one Class A ordinary share,
trade on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ''BIDU''.
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Internet search market and the number of Internet and broadband users in China;
and Chinese governmental policies relating to the Internet and Internet
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