Mu Qiao is a Research Group Leader and Master Inventor at IBM Research - Almaden. He is leading a team of research scientists and software engineers in the areas of AI and Machine Learning, driving innovation from research to production and delivering business impact. Dr. Qiao has led projects in AI powered data protection and governance, deep sequential learning, machine learning for hybrid cloud migration, and knowledge graph for large scale business service information management. The technology and inventions he developed have been used to power multiple IBM products and offerings in data backup and protection services, cyber resilience, hybrid cloud migration, and service knowledge management. Dr. Qiao is the Chair of IBM Invention Development Team (IDT) for AI, Systems & Solutions Research. He holds about 50 U.S. patents/patent applications in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, knowledge graph, and blockchain.
Dr. Qiao has served as organization chair, technical program committee member, and reviewer for many top tier international conferences and journals, as well as panelist on U.S. National Science Foundation grant review panels. He was the Industry and Government Program Co-Chair at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData). Dr. Qiao initiated and founded the IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Forum, with the mission of bringing together IBM and external distinguished researchers and practitioners to share their expertise in all aspects of big data and analytics. The forum has hosted hundreds of world famous speakers from industry, government, and academia, and attracted tens of thousands attendees. It has become the IBM Research Almaden Distinguished Speaker Series.
Mu Qiao obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering and M.S. in Statistics (concurrent) from The Pennsylvania State University in 2012. He has held research positions at eBay Research Labs, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and Xerox PARC. He obtained his B.S. (Highest Honors) in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2007.