John Liu is CEO of Intelluron Corporation, an emerging AI-based analytics company. Most recently, John was VP of Data Science, Applied Machine Learning at Digital Reasoning Systems. Previously, he was CIO of Spartus Capital, a quantitative investment firm in New York. Prior to that, John held senior executive roles at Citigroup, Vanderbilt University, BNP Paribas, and Lehman Brothers. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters on topics including natural language processing, representation learning, systemic risk, asset allocation, and EM theory. He is co-author of the recently published book Deep Learning for NLP and Speech Recognition. In 2016, John was named Nashville's Data Scientist of the Year. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA Charterholder.