Dr. Hao Zou is founder and CEO of Abundy Inc., Chair Professor at Tsinghua University and Visiting Professor at Stanford University. An expert in machine learning and quantitative analysis, he completed his PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and MA in Economics within three years. His recent research focuses on artificial intelligence, big data mining, and their applications in finance, medical imaging, and other interdisciplinary areas.
He was a former global portfolio manager and permanent member of the Americas portfolio committee at PIMCO. Before that, he represented Stanford University in various national and international telecommunication standards committees and co-developed next-generation network standards to bring faster Internet to billions of users. He founded Abundy and joined Tsinghua University as a Chair Professor in 2016, and currently serves as Director of the Center for Intelligent Medical Imaging and Health in the Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen.
He was selected by the State Council of China as an "Eminent Young Overseas Chinese" under the age of 45 in 2015, and named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" finance list of "game changers under 30 transforming the world" in 2016, and World Economic Forum’s Global Young Leaders list in 2017.