Professor Yi Zhang
University of California I CTO, Rulai
Yi Zhang, Professor, University of California Santa Cruz; Co-founder & CTO, Rulai. Dr. Zhang is a full Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz. She has more than 20 years of experience in AI. She has been a technical adviser for several startups and consultants for companies (HP, Toyota, Alibaba etc.) in industries including AI, security, healthcare, financial, e-commerce and automotive. She has received U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award, Best Paper Awards from ACM SIGIR, and research awards/grants from companies, including Google, Microsoft, Ebay, Yahoo, NEC, Nokia and IBM. She has served as program chair, area chair and PC member for top international conferences. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. from School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rulai's mission is to create a world in which people and companies can interact without friction or frustration. Rulai is a new Enterprise Conversational Computing Platform provider. Rooted in academia, the founding team has a combined 200 years experience in AI research, published over 400 research papers and filed over 80 patents in AI. Its SaaS platform enables companies to build automated chatbots for customer service, marketing, sales, logistics, and HR use cases and has been deployed across a wide variety of industries. Rulai-powered bots help companies automate many human-centered processes to create a fast and frictionless experience for employees and customers. Its self-serve platform allows business users to create and evolve bots with minimal use of precious IT resources. Rulai was recently recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and Bloomberg.