Chaoyang He is Co-founder and CTO of FedML, Inc., a startup running for a community building open and collaborative AI from anywhere at any scale. His research focuses on distributed/federated machine learning algorithms, systems, and applications. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, advised by Salman Avestimehr (USC), Professor Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (USC), Professor Murali Annavaram (USC), and Professor Tong Zhang (HKUST). He also works closely with researchers/engineers at Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Tencent. Previously, He was an R&D Team Manager and Principal Software Engineer at Tencent (2014-2018), a Team Leader and Senior Software Engineer at Baidu (2012-2014), and a Software Engineer at Huawei (2011-2012). He has received a number of awards in academia and industry, including Amazon ML Fellowship (2021-2022), Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2021-2022), Tencent Outstanding Staff Award (2015-2016), WeChat Special Award for Innovation (2016), Baidu LBS Group Star Awards (2013), and Huawei Golden Network Award (2012). Besides pure research, he also has R&D experience for Internet products and businesses such as Tencent Cloud, Tencent WeChat Automotive / AI in Car, Tencent Games, Tencent Maps, Baidu Maps, and Huawei Smartphone. More details are available at his homepage:

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