Portrait of Lidong Zhou

Lidong Zhou

Distinguished Scientist, Assistant Managing Director


Lidong Zhou (周礼栋) is a Distinguished Scientist and Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, responsible for research in the systems and networking area. 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 infrastructure, cloud reliability and availability, to AI infrastructure. Lidong was a Principal Researcher and Research Manager of the Systems Research Group at Microsoft Research Redmond (2014-2017), a Principal Researcher and Research…