Dr. Shawn (Xiangru) Lian (廉相如)

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Starting from 2022, I work for a stealth startup. Before, I spent a few years leading multiple engineering and algorithm teams building Kuaishou Technology (SEHK:1024)'s large scale AI platform. I also served as a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Kuaishou Seattle AI Lab . We built reliable, scalable, and distributed systems with cutting edge technologies, including large scale ranking/personalization engines, high performance distributed deep learning infrastructure, and model compression frameworks.

I received my PhD degree from University of Rochester in 2019. We published important results on distributed machine learning, including the theoretical justification of asynchronous SGD (NeurIPS 2015 spotlight ), and the first decentralized SGD with linear speedup (NeurIPS 2017 oral ).

I got started with programming before I went to preschool. Comprehensive engineering knowledge together with deep understanding of algorithms help me keep teams on the right direction to solve challenging real world problems.

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