BEIJING, Dec. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Baidu.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the
leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today that Dr.
William I. Chang, 43, has been appointed Chief Scientist, effective January
2007. A recognized leader in search technology, online community, and
advertising business models, Dr. Chang will lead Baidu's unceasing efforts to
enhance user and customer satisfaction for existing and new services.
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"William has been, and still is, a pioneer in the field of search," said
Robin Li, Baidu Chairman and CEO. "Technological superiority is vital to
expanding our command of the Internet search market and I am delighted to
welcome an expert of William's calibre to our team."
Dr. Chang created the highly successful Infoseek natural language search
engine for both the Web and enterprise applications (Ultraseek), and was the
CTO of Infoseek and VP of Strategy of Go Network, when Disney acquired the
"I am very excited to join an incredibly talented organization, and one of
the most dynamic and promising companies not only in China but in the world.
I look forward to the challenge and opportunity of guiding further innovation
at Baidu," Dr. Chang commented on his new position.
Dr. Chang earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvard and a
PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley for his
breakthrough work in text search. At the renowned Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, Dr. Chang mapped a genome and invented a protein sequence search
methodology. More recently, he created a contextual advertising product at
Sentius Corporation, and founded Affini, Inc.
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,
are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ''BIDU''.
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