Dekang Lin is co-founder and co-CEO of naturali.io, a Beijing-based startup for voice assistant. He was Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google from 2004 to 2016, where he led a team of researchers and engineers to build a question-answerer in Google search.
    Before joining Google, Dekang Lin was a full professor of Computer Science at University of Alberta. He authored 90 papers with over 12000 citations. He was a elected as Fellow of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in 2012 and served as the program co-chair and general chair for ACL-2002 and ACL-2011 respectively.