Microsoft Research Lab – Asia

Leadership

Hsiao-Wuen HonManaging 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.

 

Deputy Managing Director: Dr. Baining Guo
Dr. Baining Guo is deputy 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. Tie-Yan Liu
Dr. Tie-Yan Liu is an assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, leading the machine learning research area. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, and computational economics/finance.

 

Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Dongmei Zhang
Dr. Dongmei Zhang is assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, where she also leads the Software Analytics group and Knowledge Computing group. Her research interests include data-driven software analysis, machine learning, information visualization and large-scale computing platform.

 

Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Lidong Zhou
Dr. Lidong Zhou is assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, where he also heads the joint center on AI systems with Microsoft Search Technology Center Asia. His research interests are in distributed systems, storage systems, operating systems, system security, and wireless communications.

 

Assistant Managing Director: Dr. Ming Zhou
Dr. Ming Zhou is assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, where he also leads the Natural Language Computing Group at Microsoft Research Asia. He is the chair of the Chinese Computer Federation’s (CCF) Chinese Information Technology Committee and an executive member of the Chinese Information Processing Society.

 

Senior Director of Technology Strategy: Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang is currently the senior director of Technology Strategy of MSR Asia, where his responsibilities include communications, IP portfolio management, and driving new research themes such as eHealth and urban informatics.

 

Jonathan Tien

Senior Director of Engineering: Dr. Jonathan Tien
Dr. Jonathan Tien is currently the senior 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.

 

Tim Pan

Senior Director of Outreach: Dr. Tim Pan
Dr. Tim Pan is the senior director of Outreach 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.

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