Yong Liu Ph.D. Director, Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu, Inc.

Dr. Yong Liu is a researcher, entrepreneur, business writer and venture capitalist. He is now leading Baidu’s open innovation efforts, including strategic investment and partnerships in the US. Before joining Baidu, Dr. Liu set up Lenovo Technology Seed Fund in 2012 and Lenovo Silicon Valley office for M&A/strategic alliance in 2011. In his earlier career, Dr. Liu served Samsung Electronics, co-founded Dict.cn, and acted as an active business writer. Dr. Liu obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Nanjing University, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington. His research areas include pervasive computing and diffusion of innovations.