Dr. Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist at Baidu. He leads Baidu Research, which comprises three interrelated labs: the Silicon Valley AI Lab, the Institute of Deep Learning and the Big Data Lab. The organization brings together global research talent to work on fundamental technologies in areas such as image recognition and image-based search, speech recognition, natural language processing and semantic intelligence. In addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng a faculty member in Stanford University's Computer Science department, and Chairman of Coursera, an online education platform that he co-founded. Dr. Ng is the author or co-author of over 100 published papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.
Derrick has been a technology journalist since 2003 and has been covering cloud computing, big data and other emerging IT trends for Gigaom since 2009. He has written the words “cloud” and “Hadoop” possibly more than any other person on the planet. Derrick lives in Las Vegas and has a law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Away from the office, Derrick trains in muay thai and is active in animal welfare issues.