Mao Wei

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   Mao Wei

Dr. Mao Wei (William Mao) is Chief Scientist of CNNIC and Chairman of the Board at KNET.[1]

Work Experience

Dr. Mao began his career in the computer office at the Zigong branch of the People's Bank of China after graduation.[2] He then moved to the Chuannan Corporation of the Sichuan Xinchao Computer Industry Group for technology development work.[3] In 1996, he became the deputy director of the network office of the Computer Network Information Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[4] Mr. Wei founded the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), in 1997.[5] He served as a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in 2002.[6] He successfully sponsored the Shanghai ICANN meeting in 2002.[7] Mao was appointed representative of the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) on December 9, 2005.[8] After two years, in March, 2007, he was elected to be a member of the Executive Council of APNIC.[9]


Mao Wei participates in a variety of conferences, which also includes speaking engagements, such as:

  • On Sep. 24, 2007 Mao Wei attended "China Internet Conference 2007" and delivered a speech with the title of "Governance of Internet Development and Internet Innovation in China".[10]
  • On Oct 2, 2008 in Nanjing, Mao Wei attended the meeting on "2012 will have to switch to IPv6" and made a speech.[11]


  • In 1988 Mao graduated from the Computer Science Department of Sichuan University.[12]
  • In 1996 he received a post-graduate degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Computing Technology.[13]
  • Mao started studying for a doctorate degree in 2000.[14]