Dr. Qi Lu was the senior vice president of engineering for search and search marketing at Yahoo!. Lu led development efforts around Yahoo!'s Web search and monetization platforms. Previously, he was the vice president of engineering at Yahoo!, responsible for the technology development of Yahoo!'s Search and Marketplace business unit which includes the company's search, e-commerce, and local listings of businesses and products. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 1998, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center. Before that, he worked at Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Associate, and at Fudan University in China as a faculty member.
Dr. Qi Lu received his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and his MS and BS in computer science from Fudan University.