(Yicai Global) Feb. 14 -- Ma Wei-Ying, former assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, has left Microsoft Corp. to join Today's Headlines, a Chinese news aggregator app, also known as Toutiao.com.
Ma will serve as vice president of Toutiao.com and manage its artificial intelligence lab, online media outlet Kuaizhan reported today. However, Toutiao.com declined to comment on the issue.
Ma graduated from the National Tsinghua University in Taiwan in 1990 and received a doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the US in 1997. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2001 and was in charge of research in online search, data mining, natural language computing and human-computer interaction.
The company has brought in a number of executives of late. Liu Zhen, former head of Uber's China strategy, joined Toutiao.com last October as its senior vice president in charge of strategic investment. Zheng Wei, former senior vice president of iQiyi, popular online video platform, said last month that she has been appointed as vice president and general manager of Toutiao.com's video cooperation business.