Andrew Ng is hired by Baidu

Andrew Ng who is one of the co-founder of Coursera, an ex-employee of Google, professor at University of Stanford and an important contributor for machine learning has just been hired by Baidu[1,2,3]. Andrew Ng is going to take on the role of Chief Scientist at Baidu in Silicon Valley. Adam Coates, previously a PhD and Postdoc student of Andrew Ng,  is going to join Baidu as well and his research is going to be mainly focused on unsupervised learning algorithms.

[1]http://recode.net/2014/05/16/baidu-hires-coursera-founder-andrew-ng-to-start-massive-research-lab/

[2]http://blog.coursera.org/post/85921942887/a-personal-message-from-co-founder-andrew-ng

[3]http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527301/chinese-search-giant-baidu-hires-man-behind-the-google-brain/

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