Primary Role
President, Online Services Group at Microsoft
1 Investment in 1 Company

Person Details


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.

Experience (3)

  • 6835990abacfb4d14ecdbfc87641e469


    President, Online Services Group
  • C187156ec70bbfdaa955acbb559c3389


    Executive Vice President of Engineering for Search and Search Marketing
    Nov, 2006 - Aug, 2008
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    Research Staff Member
    1996 - Jan, 1998

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Investments (1)