Dr. Qiwei Sun (David) is an engineering manager in the Natural Language team of the Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning organization at Apple. His work leverages data science and machine learning to support research, development, and implementation of models for natural language processing to extend Siri’s understanding and functionality for billions of users worldwide. He currently serves on the AI/ML organization’s global collaboration committee, and leads NL team’s engineering documentation initiatives. Prior to Apple, he worked as a data scientist and consultant at the San Francisco office of the Monitor Government Venture Services (“Monitor 360”), the former political consulting practice of the Monitor Group.

Previously, he was a doctoral fellow advised by Prof. Barry Silverman in the Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach Lab at Penn Engineering. His research interests include Network Science, Decision Theory, and the Agent-Based Simulation & Modeling approach in understanding the dynamics of coalitions in regions of conflict around the world.

David is a GGV Fellow (19′), McKinsey Insight Asia-Pacific candidate (15′) and a visiting scholar to German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI 11′).