Wei Xu
Distinguished Scientist


Wei Xu is currently a distinguished scientist at Baidu. He is responsible for Baidu’s deep learning framework PaddlePaddle and the research at the Institute of Deep Learning (IDL). Before joining Baidu in 2013, Mr. Xu was a research scientist at Facebook where he built recommendation systems serving over one billion users. Prior to working at Facebook, Dr. Xu was a senior researcher at NEC Labs America, where he applied deep learning technology to several image recognition products. Dr. Xu has a broad interest in topics involving artificial intelligence, including: machine learning, language understanding, computer vision, and reinforcement learning. His long-term research goal is to make machines that can learn as easily as a human can.