Hao Zou

Has Zou

Marconi Society Secretary and Treasurer

Dr. Hao Zou is CEO of Abundy Inc., Chair Professor in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) of Tsinghua University, and Founding Executive Director of Tsinghua University IIIS FinTech Center. He serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Marconi Society.

He received his PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and MA in Economics from Stanford University in 2011 and completed the four degrees in three years. He subsequently joined PIMCO as its youngest Portfolio Manager at 25 years old, and became a Global Portfolio Manager in 2014 and Permanent Member of PIMCO’s Americas Portfolio Committee in 2015. He was selected by the State Council of China as an “Eminent Young Overseas Chinese” under the age of 45 in 2015, and named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” finance list of “game changers under 30 transforming the world” in 2016. He left PIMCO in 2016 to found Abundy Inc., a FinTech startup focusing on using artificial intelligence and big data to make the global financial industry more efficient. He joined Tsinghua University Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences as a Chair Professor, and co-founded Tsinghua University IIIS FinTech Center as its Founding Executive Director in 2016. He is the youngest chair professor of Tsinghua University.

Previously, he represented Stanford University in various national and international telecommunication standards committees and co-developed next-generation network standards to bring faster Internet to billions of users. He has served as a reviewer, panelist and opening speaker for many top-tier technology conferences and journals. His research expertise encompasses financial technology, quantitative investment strategies, dynamic resource allocation, information transmission, and their applications in interdisciplinary areas. He is a Fellow of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and a former President of Tau Beta Pi’s Stanford Chapter.

He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford in 2008. He was a Frederick E. Terman Award winner, Stanford Graduate Fellow, and one of ten recipients of Stanford University’s Deans’ Award for Academic Accomplishment. He was an inaugural member of Tsinghua University’s Xuetang Talents Computer Science Program before transferring to Stanford in 2006.