Lijuan WANG received B.E. from Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology and Ph.D. from Tsinghua Univ., China in 2001 and 2006 respectively. In 2006, she joined the speech group of Microsoft Research Asia, where she was a Lead Researcher. In 2016, she joined the MIX group of Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, United States. Her research areas include deep learning (feedforward and recurrent neural networks), and machine learning been applied to multimodal problems. She has been the key contributor in developing technologies on printed/handwritten text recognition, avatar animation (talking head), and speech synthesis (TTS)/recognition, which have been shipped into Microsoft products, such as OneNote, Bing dictionary, Tellme, Oﬃce Communication, Exchange, etc. She has published more than 25 papers on top conferences and journals and she is the inventor/co-inventor of more than 10 granted/pending USA patents. She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ISCA.