Portrait of Eric Chung

Eric Chung

Principal Research Manager


Eric Chung is a Principal Research Manager at Microsoft where he currently manages and leads a highly interdisciplinary organization in Azure operating at the intersection of AI algorithms, systems, and hardware. From 2013-19, Eric co-led Project Catapult now deployed widely in Microsoft’s hyper-scale accelerated infrastructure in Azure and Bing.  Eric also incubated and led the development of Project Brainwave, an AI inferencing supercomputer in world-wide production for Bing and O365.  Eric received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 and has co-authored over 50 major patents and publications. In 2017, Eric received the IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award in recognition of his research contributions in enabling FPGAs as first-class scalable and high-performance computational engines.