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Hong Tang

Alibaba Cloud
Chief Architect
Dr. Hong serves as Chief Architect at Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. He joined Alibaba Cloud in 2010 and has been instrumental in the development of Apsara, Alibaba Cloud’s large-scale computational engine. 

Prior to Alibaba Cloud, he was a Director of Search System Infrastructure at the fourth largest search engine company Ask.com. Later in 2008, he joined Yahoo’s cloud computing team as a senior principal engineer, driving the research and development of Hadoop.

Dr. Hong has nineteen years’ research and industrial experience in high- performance computing and parallel systems, cluster-based distributed computing and storage systems, large-scale Internet services and cloud computing. Dr. Hong holds B.S. degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University and the Doctoral degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. He was elected as an Innovative Talent in the national Recruitment Program of Global Experts in 2014 (aka National Thousand Talent Plan).