As president of Microsoft's Online
Services Division (OSD), Dr. Qi Lu leads the company's search
and online advertising efforts. Dr. Lu oversees the OSD Research
& Development team which has responsibility for the evolution of
Microsoft's search, portal and advertising services; the Online
Audience Business Group; and the Advertiser and Publisher
Solutions Business Group. Dr. Lu reports to Microsoft chief
executive officer Steve Ballmer.
joining Microsoft, Dr. Lu spent 10 years as a Yahoo! senior
executive. His roles included serving as the executive vice
president of engineering for the company's Search and
Advertising Technology Group where he oversaw the development of
Yahoo!'s Web search and monetization platforms and vice
president of engineering responsible for the technology
development of Yahoo!'s search, e-commerce and local listings of
businesses and products.
joining Yahoo!, Dr. Lu worked as a research staff member at
IBM's Almaden Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University and
was a faculty member at Fudan University in China. He received
his bachelor of science and master of science in computer
science from Fudan University and his Ph.D. in computer science
from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lu holds 20 U.S. patents.