Portrait of Lidong Zhou

Lidong Zhou

Distinguished Scientist


Lidong Zhou (周礼栋) is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research Asia, currently overseeing all research areas in MSR Asia’s Beijing lab, including Natural Language Computing, Machine Learning, Software Analytics, Internet Graphics, Visual Computing, Intelligent Multimedia, Multimedia Search and Mining, Social Computing, Knowledge Computing, and Systems and Networking. Lidong is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.

Lidong joined Microsoft in 2002, after receiving his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University. Lidong’s research has been advancing the state of art in both the theory and practice of scalable, reliable, and trustworthy distributed systems, while making direct technical contributions to production large-scale services. Over the years, Lidong has been playing a significant technical role in the design and development of a wide range of large-scale distributed systems supporting the major Microsoft services, from search engine, big data…