ZHOU Bowen 周伯文


President of JD Cloud & AI
IEEE Fellow 
Chair of Technology Committee JD.com Group
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Bowen Zhou has been the President of Artificial Intelligence Platform & Research of JD.com since September 2017.Bowen is a technologist and business leader of human language technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He is keen on creating and advance relevant theory and applications that matter in the real world.Beforejoining JD.com, Bowen was with IBM for almost 15 years. In April last year, Bowen was appointed as the Chief Scientist of Watson Group, where he was responsible to lead and align Watson Group’s science agenda with IBM’s technical strategy and IBM Research’s cognitive computing and artificial intelligence agenda. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Bowen was an integrated member of the Executive Team of IBM Watson. He was also appointed to be the Director of AI Foundations, which were founded and launched by Bowen in January 2017, the first horizontal core learning and AI research lab at IBM Research.

Honors & Awards

Research Interest

• Human Language Technologies

• Machine learning

• Artificial Intelligence