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Wanli Min
Former Chief Data Officer at Alibaba


Dr. Wanli Min received Ph.D in Statistics from The University of Chicago in 2004. He joined Alibaba Group in 2013 to build a data scientist team for e-commerce platform. Since 2015, he has been leading Alibaba Cloud’s efforts on big data and AI for Industry and developed ET Brain series in City, Industry, Agriculture, Aviation and Environment. Prior to Alibaba, he had worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM Singapore and Google as researcher and business innovation leader. Dr. Min holds many patents in various fields of stochastic process, network flow dynamics, EEG Brainwave analysis and manifold learning. His research in traffic network flow has made him a primary contributor to the development of smart city in many cities. He is appointed by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology to the National Strategic Advisory Committee on next generation of AI. He is also recognized by Forbes among leading figures of AI in China. In June 2019 he founded North Summit Capital focusing on investment in manufacturing, agriculture sectors.