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Edward Shen is the Chief Operating Officer of Dianhuabang, the world's largest phone number big data service provider. Founded in 2012, Dianhuabang provides caller ID recognition and yellowpage services for smartphone brands including Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, etc, as well as security apps including Baidu and Tencent Security. Its service covers 1 Billion user base and receives 2.5 Billion requests per day, based on its 100 Million phone numbers of 80 Million businesses across China. Based on the accumulated recognition history, it developed a series of big data products for anti-fraud and risk analysis purposes for financial institutes. Its customers include renowned micro financing companies and banks such as PaiPaiDai (NYSE: PPDF), Pintec, Cashbox, SPD Bank, and many more.
Prior to Dianhuabang, Shen worked on artificial intelligence research at the MIT Media Lab. He built several commonsense reasoning systems, including “What Am I Gonna Wear”, an outfit recommender agent; “Storied Navigation”, a video editing tool that suggest storyline progression, etc. His 15-min documentary film, “Life. Research.”, won MIT’s campus-wide filmmaking competition and was officially selected by Plymouth Independent Film Festival in 2007. After returning to Taiwan, Shen founded his first company, StorySense Computing, whose app, Whatsthenumber, reached two million downloads domestically. After the merger with Dianhuabang, he moved to Beijing and became the COO of the company, in charge of product development, business model implementation, and overseas expansion. Shen received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering, both from National Taiwan University, and a master’s degree in media, arts and science from the MIT Media Lab.
Edward is a Fellow of the sixth class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.