HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a cloud software company powering the shift to modern commerce, today announced that Michael Wu, Ph.D., a highly respected scientist and visionary, has joined the company as its Chief Artificial Intelligence Strategist.
Wu is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier authorities, thought leaders and authors on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. He was most recently with Lithium Technologies, where he served as its Chief Scientist for almost six years, and four years as its Principal Scientist. Wu developed the Community Health Index (CHI) and many predictive social analytics algorithms with actionable insights. Additional experience includes six years as a research scholar in the University of California, Berkeley Gallant Lab, renowned for its research in cognitive, computational and systems neuroscience.
“In the digital era, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive algorithms are reshaping how our customers do business and are increasingly important to how we develop our solutions,” said PROS President and CEO Andres Reiner. “Michael Wu’s work includes these technologies and combines both statistical and social science to model consumer behavior. He’s also created customer experience and consumer engagement frameworks that help users engage with products, which strategically aligns with our business goals. With his iconic reputation, Michael will also be at the forefront of sharing our vision with audiences around the world. We are proud to welcome him to PROS.”
“A number of factors drove my decision to join PROS, including its track record for delivering high-performance, AI-based solutions and the potential to power all digital commerce with its real-time pricing engine,” said Wu. “PROS customer-centric reputation and its collaborative corporate culture also influenced my decision to join this innovative and caring company. I look forward to working with the Science & Research team and engaging with customers as we create products and services that empower new modern commerce strategies in the digital era.”
Wu earned both post- and under-graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics, where his research included computational visual neuroscience using statistical and machine learning techniques. He holds an undergraduate degree with a triple major in Applied Math, Physics, and Molecular and Cell Biology.
Wu is the author of two books: The Science of Social: Beyond Hype, Likes & Followers; and The Science of Social 2: Social Strategies for Long-term Business Advantage – and the Science Behind How They Work.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a cloud software company powering the shift to modern commerce by helping companies create personalized and frictionless buying experiences for their customers. Fueled by dynamic pricing science and machine learning, PROS solutions make it possible for companies to price, configure and sell their products and services in an omnichannel environment with speed, precision and consistency. Our customers, who are leaders in their markets, benefit from decades of data science expertise infused into our industry solutions. To learn more, visit pros.com.
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