Managing Director: Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon
Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is corporate vice president of Microsoft, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia. He drives Microsoft’s strategy for research and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as collaborations with academia.
Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Baining Guo
Dr. Baining Guo is Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, where he also serves as the head of the graphics lab. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999, Dr. Guo was a senior staff researcher with the Microcomputer Research Labs of Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California. Dr. Guo received Ph.D. and M.S. from Cornell University and B.S. from Beijing University.
Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Wei-Ying Ma
Dr. Wei-Ying Ma is an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia where he oversees multiple research groups including Web Search and Mining, Natural Language Computing, Data Management and Analytics, and Internet Economics and Computational Advertising.
Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Communications: Dr. Eric Chang
Eric Chang is currently the Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Communications of MSR Asia, where his responsibilities include communications, IP portfolio management, and driving new research themes such as eHealth and urban informatics.
Outreach Director of Microsoft Research Asia: Dr. Tim Pan
Dr. Tim Pan is outreach director of Microsoft Research Asia, responsible for the lab’s academic collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region. He establishes strategies and directions, identifies business opportunities, and designs various programs and projects that strengthen partnership between Microsoft Research and academia.
Director of Innovation Engineering Group: Dr. Jonathan Tien
Jonathan Tien is currently the Director of Engineering for Microsoft Research Asia, where his responsibilities include how to move research results into real products rapidly, realize return on research investments.