Dr. Lee-Feng Chien has spent a career immersed in innovative industries where he has worked to advance technology and scientific and technological talent. In 2006, he became Google’s first employee in Taiwan when he joined as Managing Director.

Since retiring from Google in 2020, he has actively supported the development of Taiwanese startups, including serving as Board Director of AI pioneers such as Appier, which went public in 2021, and iKala. He also assists the Taiwanese government on initiatives to advance the technology sector, is a mentor to numerous individual entrepreneurs and publishes articles that encourage internationalization and innovative thinking for software startups.

Dr. Chien is a leading expert in Chinese information retrieval and natural language processing technology. He is a former Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, and a co-appointed Professor of the Department of Information Management at National Taiwan University, where he earned a PhD in Computer Science in 1991.