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Anson Chu

Anson Chu is a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at , a San Francisco-based hedge fund that is designed to crowdsource data for artificial intelligence in stock market environments. [1][2]

Education

In 2007, Anson completed his Diploma at the Chinese International School. He attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) afterward and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering. [2]

Career

Anson Chu started out as a software engineering intern working for various companies like Lolli Media Ltd and SWIFT until 2009. He was a Student Researcher at UCI from 2010 to 2011 where he wrote a working Java-based non-linear image filter in Java that corrects anomalies due to light incorrectly reflecting off the edges of telescope lenses. [2]

From March - July 2011, Chu worked as a Software Test Intern at EMC where he conducted manual testing of de-duplication software on servers and participated in writing automated test scripts using Python. In October 2011, he served as a Technology Consulting Analyst at Accenture Technology Labs. Here, he developed tools and apps using data analytics, web development, and semantic technologies to address business challenges in the data management field. [2]

In October 2012, Chu moved to Salesforce where he served as a Senior Web Developer. There, he built web and mobile apps used for keynote demos and internal prototyping. He also led a team of 3 to create Splashboard, a web app that allows users to create pages that stream real-time social media (Twitter, Instagram, Chatter) for a given search query. [2]

In December 2013, he moved to Uber Technologies and served as a Senior Software Engineer until 2017. [2]

Numerai

Anson joined as a Software Engineer in January 2018 assisting in building the core systems and teams across the hedge fund and data science tournament. He was promoted to VP of Engineering in March 2018 and then to CTO in December 2019. [3]

Numerai is a crowd-sourced hedge fund that uses artificial intelligence to make trades and investments in major stock markets around the world. Numeraire (NMR) is a  that acts as a hedge fund and allows users to trade equities on the . [1]

Chu attended NUMERCON, San Francisco, as a speaker on 1 April 2022 on the topic 'Numerai and Decentralization'. [4]

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