Dr. Jike Chong is Chief Data Scientist at Yirendai. He previously worked at Simply Hired, a leading job search engine in Silicon Valley, where he established and headed its data science division. During this time, Dr. Chong advised the U.S. Department of Labor and the White House on big-data-related products for reducing unemployment. Dr. Chong was also the lead risk analytics architect at Silver Lake Kraftwerk, applying big data techniques to risk analysis of venture investment projects. Prior to that, Dr. Chong founded and served as principal application architect at Parasians.
Since 2010, Dr. Chong has been an adjunct professor and Ph.D. advisor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he established the CUDA Research Center and CUDA Teaching Center. Dr. Chong received his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley. He holds eight patents in the United States.