Tao Hong finished his Ph.D. of Computer Science in UB in 1995. Hong joined Baidu, the most popular search engine company in China, in early 2005. He is now a Senior Scientist in Baidu's Silicon Valley R&D Center.
During 1997-2004, he worked for Microsoft, AOL/Tegic, Sightward, and ID Analytics as Software Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Architect and Senior Scientist. Before leaving Buffalo, he worked as a Research Scientist in CEDAR of UB from 1995 to 1997. His experience and interests include Sponsored Search/Computational Advertising, Search Engine/Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining/Predictive Modeling, and Pattern Recognition.
MS Computer Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1992
PhD Computer Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1996