Lei is currently a principle machine learning scientist/architect (ICT 5), tech lead at Apple. Before moving to Apple, he was a principle machine learning researcher/architect at Huawei Research, USA. Leading a global team of scientists and engineers to build machine learning platform with primary focus on Database, and Cloud services. Before joining Huawei, he was a senior research scientist (expert level) and machine learning project Leader at Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories (HP Labs) in Palo Alto, California. His research interests cover multiple aspects of machine learning and data mining. Lei's current and previous projects cover the topics of deep learning and its applications, machine Learning in data management, large scale multi-class classification, recommendation systems, social network analysis, malware detection, wearable data mining, personalized healthcare with sensory data, chemometrics for diagnostics solutions and data driven education.
His previous works have generated over 30 U.S patents and 30 paper publications. He is the Chair, Session Chair, PC Member, Reviewer for several top ranking Journals and International Conferences in the field of Machine Learning and Data Mining.
Lei received his Ph.D in computer science and engineering from Michigan State University (MSU), with research focus on data mining and machine learning. Before moving to MSU, he obtained his B.S. and M.S. in computer science at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.Lei likes traveling, hiking, and collecting money from different countries at various periods.