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Ren Wu [1]

Ren Wu,
a Chinese American computer scientist and entrepreneur in the big data, deep learning industry and former Xiangqi and chess programmer. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen Mary, University of London, and was affiliated with the Hewlett Packard Intelligent Information Management Lab in Palo Alto, California, focusing on enabling near real-time business intelligence with robust, scalable data management, data-intensive analytics and fusion of structured and unstructured information, GPU computing, and massively parallel algorithms. After holding positions as Chief Software Architect of Heterogeneous System Architecture at AMD and as Distinguished Scientist at Baidu, Inc., he founded NovuMind [2] in 2015, and served as its CEO since then [3], producing the NovuTensor chip, a special-purpose processor designed to perform tensor computation for convolutional neural networks [4] [5].

Chess Programs

Ren Wu's Chinese (Xiangqi) and Western chess programs were Surprise, two times Chinese Chess Gold Medal winner at the 3rd and 4th Computer Olympiad, and the chess program Initiative which did not compete in ICCA tournaments [6] [7]. According to Chris Whittington, the chess software for the Psion 3a PDA, Psion Series 3 Chess, was written by Ren Wu [8], who joined Whittington's Oxford Softworks as game developer in 1996.

ICGA Journal Award

Along with Don Beal, Ren Wu researched and published on Retrograde Analysis for Chinese Chess Endgame Tablebases, and won the 2002 ICGA Journal Award [9].

Selected Publications

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Forum Posts

Wu/Beal predates Koistinen by Guy Haworth, CCC, December 04, 2001
Re: Wu/Beal predates Koistinen by Ren Wu, CCC, December 04, 2001

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