Bowen Zhou Keynote Speaker

  • Former Research Staff Member at IBM
  • Chief Scientist of AI Foundations at IBM
  • President of JD Cloud & AI at

Bowen Zhou's Biography

Dr. Bowen Zhou, a distinguished figure in the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning, has made significant contributions to both academia and industry. His journey is marked by academic excellence, innovative research, and leadership in some of the world’s leading technology companies. Dr. Zhou’s accomplishments make him a well-sought-after speaker on topics like AI.

Dr. Zhou obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science & Technology of China and studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado where he obtained his Ph.D. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Zhou embarked on an illustrious career in the technology sector.

After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Zhou embarked on an illustrious career in the technology sector. He joined IBM as a Research Staff Member in 2004, where he worked on natural language processing and machine learning. His work at IBM was pivotal, leading to advancements in AI technologies. In 2016, he became the Chief Scientist of AI Foundations at IBM, a role that underscored his expertise and leadership in the field.

In 2019, Dr. Zhou took on a new challenge as the President of JD Cloud & AI at, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies. His leadership in this role has been instrumental in integrating AI into various aspects of the business, from supply chain management to customer service.

Dr. Zhou’s work has not only been recognized in academic circles but also has received extensive media coverage. Publications in notable outlets such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and MIT Technology Review have featured his research and insights into AI and machine learning.

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