Appier expands its team of world-class scientists and announces its continued contribution to the development of AI talent with National Taiwan University Chair-Professor Program
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 5 March 2020 – Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI)
company, announces today the appointment of Dr. Shou-De Lin as Chief Machine
Learning Scientist. Dr. Lin joins Appier from National Taiwan University and
brings more than 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, knowledge
discovery and natural language processing.
Appier recruited the internationally recognized Machine Learning Expert Dr. Shou-De Lin to Join the team.
Dr. Lin brings a
mix of both academic and industry expertise to Appier and has been recognized
as an authority in bridging the gap between the two. He has advised more than
50 global companies in the research and application of AI, winning awards not
only from Microsoft, Google and IBM for his work, but also from a wide-range of
academic bodies. At Appier, he will focus on the development and application of
advanced machine learning technology to help customers smoothly implement AI
solutions and optimize performance.
“Dr. Lin is an
internationally recognized machine learning expert and a fantastic addition to
our team,” said Chih-Han Yu, CEO and Co-founder of Appier. “He has extremely
strong experience in applying machine learning in practical ways. Working
together with our senior data and AI scientists, Dr. Lin will support Appier in
strengthening and expanding our current product portfolio to help our customers
more quickly apply front-line AI solutions to grow their business.”
a compelling opportunity to join a world-class team of researchers and
scientists who are committed to uncovering and delivering the most cutting-edge
applications of AI and machine learning to solve business problems,” said Lin.
“I am already immersed with my colleagues and I look forward to both working
alongside and guiding them in further developing solutions that not only solve
challenges for our customers but also open up new business opportunities.”
Taiwan University (NTU), Dr. Lin was a full-time professor in the Department of
Computer Science and Information Engineering. During his time there, he also
established the Machine Discovery and Social Network Mining Lab. He is the
all-time winner of the ACM KDD Cup, leading the NTU team to win six
championships. Dr. Lin is passionate about developing young AI talent in
Taiwan, and has supervised more than 100 graduate students, several of whom
have become university professors, start-up co-founders, and key contributors
at technology companies.
Chen, Executive Vice President of NTU, said: “The evolution of artificial
intelligence will bring about a paradigm shift in technological development.
Exploring innovation in AI is one of the most important topics in the global
technology community and NTU strongly encourages professors to interact with
the industry. Dr. Lin is enthusiastic about teaching and research, and good at
connecting theories and practices of AI and machine learning. He will
strengthen Appier’s technology team, and I believe this collaboration will
encourage more outstanding professionals to join NTU as faculty members. It’s a
win-win collaboration for both academia and industry.”
announces today the additional donation of the ‘Appier AI Chair Professor
Program’ to the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of NTU
to support academic education and research. Appier has long been committed to
supporting the development of AI talent in Taiwan, and believes in effective
collaboration between industry and academia to advance the adoption of AI
technology in business and society.
Appier is also
sponsoring the ‘Appier Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology Top
Research Award Program’. Launched in 2016, this program has allowed 104
students to publish papers at top international academic conferences like NeuroIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ACL. Their research topics cover trends including Deep Learning;
Generative Adversarial Network; and Transfer Learning. Appier is committed to
showcasing the research capabilities of emerging Taiwanese talent and will
continue to sponsor the reward program to encourage the next generation of AI
experts to lead the next wave of global AI innovation.
businesses solve their most challenging problems with artificial intelligence.
It is a partner to some of the world’s leading brands, providing a suite of
enterprise-grade products to support data-driven decisions and accelerate
business growth. Established in 2012 by a passionate team of computer
scientists and engineers, Appier now has more than 400 people across 17 offices
and is recognized as a Top 50 AI company by Fortune Magazine. Appier has raised
US$162 million in funding from investors including Sequoia, Softbank, and Line.
Learn more at www.appier.com.