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Visa expands technology research; names research labs VP


San Francisco - Visa Inc. is expanding its technology research capabilities globally and appointing Min Wang to senior VP of Visa Research Labs. Wang joins Visa from Google Research, where she was a senior staff research scientist focused on data mining.

She also held senior staff research roles at HP Labs China and at the Unified Data Analytics Department at the IBM Watson Research Center.

Visa Research Labs will expand Visa’s research and development capabilities globally. Building on existing technology research and incubator efforts, Visa Research Labs will focus on applied science and deep research. The new function will engage with academics, global think tanks, governments and security experts on emerging technologies that are critical to the payments industry. The company has also recently launched a global recruitment program to attract tech talent to Visa and plans to create an additional 2,000 full-time technologist positions.

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