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Shou-De Lin (林守德)

Chief Machine Learning Scientist


Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNTU


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, USA



  • Dr. Shou-De Lin is our Chief Machine Learning (ML) Scientist since February 2020 with 20+ years of experience in AI, machine learning, data mining and natural language processing. Prior to joining Appier, he served as a full-time professor at the National Taiwan University (NTU) Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. Dr. Lin is the recipient of several prestigious research awards and brings a mix of both academic and industry expertise to Appier. He has advised more than 50 global companies in the research and application of AI, winning awards from Microsoft, Google and IBM for his work. He led or co-led the NTU team to win 7 ACM KDD Cup championships. He has over 100 publications in top-tier journals and conferences, winning various dissertation awards. After joining Appier, Dr. Lin led the AiDeal team to win the Best Overall AI-based Analytics Solution in the 2020 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Awards. Dr. Lin holds a BS-EE degree from NTU and an MS-EECS degree from the University of Michigan. He also holds an MS degree in Computational Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the University of Southern California.

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