As Vice President of Machine Learning, Ching-Fong (CF) is responsible for supporting the teams who deliver short-term ML projects that create value for our customers as well as longer-term bets that push the technical frontier in our mission to become the world’s leading automation company.
CF has more than 15 years of R&D experience in the tech industries, leading engineering teams in fast-paced start-ups as well as big Internet giants. His expertise includes areas of search ranking, content classification, online advertisement, and data analytics. Prior to joining Hyperscience, CF was the Head of Machine Learning at Quora, where his teams developed ML applications of recommendation systems, content understanding, and text classification models. Before Quora, he held technical leadership positions at Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo), Shanda Innovations America, and Yahoo Search. Prior to his work at multiple Internet software companies, he was a senior researcher at the Fujitsu Lab of America.
CF received a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
CF currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two cats. He has one daughter who is studying at a college, and he enjoys hiking on the beautiful Bay Area trails on the weekend.