Founded on October 11th, 2017, Alibaba DAMO Academy is dedicated to exploring the unknown through scientific and technological research and innovation. The driving force behind the Academy is the pursuit of the betterment of humanity.
Over the next two decades, Alibaba Group’s goal is to become the world's fifth-largest economy by creating 100 million jobs worldwide, serving 2 billion people, and maintaining a profitable platform for 10 million companies. However, achieving these goals and serving the global economy requires solving countless challenges. The Alibaba DAMO Academy was founded to address these challenges through the philosophy of "research for solving problems with profit and fun".
Jack Ma, has laid out a framework of three guiding principles for the development of the academy : "DAMO must outlive Alibaba" , "It must serve at least 2 billion people worldwide" , "DAMO must be future-oriented and use technology to solve the challenges of the future".
Peking University Boya Chair Professor and Director, Faculty of Information and Engineering Sciences; CAE Fellow; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow; Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China
Professor and Vice President, Beijing Institute of Technology; CAS Fellow; IEEE Fellow
President of Zhejiang University;CAE Fellow; Vice Chairman of Zhijiang Laboratory
Professor and Dean of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Peking University; CAS Fellow; IEEE Fellow
Professor, University of California at Berkeley; NAE Fellow; NAS Fellow; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow; AAAI Fellow ; IEEE Fellow
Professor and Director, Columbia University Institute of Data Science; IEEE Fellow; ACM Fellow;Leading expert in computational thinking
Professor and Dean, University of Washington of Computer Science and Engineering; NAE Fellow; IEEE Fellow; ACM Fellow
Professor, Harvard University & MIT; NAE Fellow; NAS Fellow; Co-initiator of Human Genome Project
Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; NAS Fellow; American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow