Kai-Fu Lee

Computer Scientist, Organization founder

1961 –

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Who is Kai-Fu Lee?

Kai-Fu Lee is a Chinese IT venture capitalist, executive, writer, micro-blogger, and computer scientist. He is currently based in Beijing, China.

Dr. Lee developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his Ph.D. thesis at Carnegie Mellon. He later became a high-technology executive at Apple, SGI, Microsoft, and Google.

He became the focus of a 2005 legal dispute between Google and Microsoft, his former employer, due to a one-year non-compete agreement that he signed with Microsoft in 2000 when he became its corporate vice president of interactive services.

He is one of the most prominent figures in the Chinese internet sector. He was the founding president of Google China, serving from July 2005 through September 4, 2009. He has created personal website, "我学网" dedicated to helping young Chinese people achieve in their studies and careers. He is one of the most followed micro-bloggers in China, in particular on Sina Weibo, where he has over forty million followers.

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Born
Dec 3, 1961
Taipei
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Taiwan
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science
    ( - 1988)
  • Bachelor of Science, Columbia University
    Computer Science
    ( - 1983)
Employment
  • Vice President of Google Inc. and President of Greater China, Google
  • Microsoft

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on July 23, 2013

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