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Fudan University, BS 1984
Computer Science
Fudan University, MS 1987
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, PhD

Current Companies

President, Online Services Group

Former Companies

Executive Vice President of Engineering for Search and Search Marketing
Research Staff Member

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Qi Lu

Dr. Qi Lu works for Microsoft as president of the Online Services Group. Dr. Lu leads Microsoft’s efforts in search and online advertising and all the company’s online information and communications services. Dr. Lu reports directly to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

Dr. Qi Lu has also served as executive vice president of engineering for Search and Advertising Technology Group at Yahoo where he leads development efforts around Yahoo’s Web search and monetization platforms.

Prior to joining Yahoo in 1998, Dr. Lu was a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center. Before that, Dr. Lu worked at Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Associate, and at Fudan University in China as a faculty member. He holds 20 U.S. patents, and received his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Fudan University and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Recent Milestones

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    Qi Lu invested in Cloudera. (3/16/09)
    Posted 3/16/09 at 7:30am via
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    Qi Lu added a position as President, Online Services Group at Microsoft. (1/1/08)
    Posted 12/4/08 at 2:25pm
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    Qi Lu added a position as Executive Vice President of Engineering for Search and Search Marketing at Yahoo!. (11/1/06)
    Posted 6/19/08 at 9:09am
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    Qi Lu added a position as Research Staff Member at IBM. (1/1/96)
    Posted 7/6/13 at 4:26am


Company Date Round Size Participants
Cloudera 3/2009Series A$5M9



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