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NUTC Seminar - "Redefining Transportation with AI" - Tiger Qie, DiDi


When: Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: open to the public

Contact: Joan Pinnell   847.491.7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic


Northwestern University Transportation Center & special guest DiDi present:

"Redefining Transportation with AI"

Vice President, Didi Chuxing
CTO, Ride-sharing Business Group




Tiger Qie joined Didi Chuxing in 2017. As the Vice President of Didi Chuxing, he was in charge of the two core technology departments, Marketplace and Maps. In February 2019, he was appointed to be the CTO of DiDi’s Ride Sharing Business Group, responsible for Marketplace & Technology Development. Tiger’s team is pushing the frontier of big data and AI technology by exploring the most challenging issues in the mobility industry, optimizing travel efficiency and experience, and building a word-leading platform to intelligently match drivers and riders. As a result of these immense efforts, the team combines technology and intelligence, improves the ride sharing technology system and optimizes supply & demand strategy, which have made billions of trips safer and more comfortable.

Tiger graduated from Tsinghua University and later received an MS degree in Computer Science from Princeton University. He joined Google in 2003, where he was the key designer of Google AdWords system, serving as Senior Director of Engineering and Site Director of Google Shanghai Office. During his tenure, he won the prestigious Google Founder's Award twice for his outstanding contributions to Google's core advertising system. Prior to joining DiDi, Tiger was the CTO of RED, China’s leading social commerce platform, where he substantially improved RED’s technology and user experience. Throughout his career, Tiger has proven that he has extensive experience and deep expertise in engineering system design, algorithm optimization and technology management.




Permits Required: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
2-hour limit parking on Foster Street

Campus Maps, Parking Services & Contact Info

Closest El / CTA Stop: Foster – Purple Line
Closest Metra Station: Davis Street/Evanston, Union Pacific North line 




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