Yi Zhang

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer


Yi Zhang is a co-founder of Rulai, a conversational AI company named to Forbes 2019 top 50 AI list. Dr. Zhang has been a consultant for big companies (Alibaba, HP, Toyota, etc.) and technical advisor for several startups. She has published more than 50 papers in AI, with a focus on personalized recommendations and conversation systems.

She is also a Professor in University of California, Santa Cruz. She has received various awards, including ACM SIGIR Best Paper Award, National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award, and awards from Google, Microsoft and IBM. She has served as conference chair and keynote speaker for several conferences. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.