I am a Partner Research Manager at Microsoft AI& Research, leading a research team in the Ambient Intelligence area of Microsoft Business AI (BizAI). We take an end-to-end approach to developing AI technologies to understand and interact with the physical world, and to solve our customers key business problems. My team primarily works on novel sensing systems, sensor fusion, and physical knowledge graph.
Before joining BizAI, I was a Principal Researcher and Manager at Microsoft Research (MSR). I incubated Project Vesta, MSR-NExT’s Venture on Embedded Sensing Technologies and Applications from 2014 to 2017, and managed the Sensing and Energy Research Group — SERG) at MSR Redmond.
My research interests root in understanding and managing the physical properties of computing. Examples include timing, location, energy, and the awareness of and impact on the physical world. I worked on actor-oriented modeling, simulation, & programming models, low power and networked sensing, system resource management & control, mobile context extraction & management, and novel mobile & cloud applications. My recent projects range from sensor networks, wearable devices, mobile computing, to data centers. I have published extensively in these areas, including receiving 5 Best Paper Awards from conferences like SenSys, MobiSys, RTSS, and RTAS. Here is my full publication list.
I am an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. I am the Steering Committee Chair for Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPS Week), Steering Committee Chair for ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), and a Steering Committee member of ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensing System > (SenSys). I have chaired a number of top tier conferences in sensing and pervasive computing. I was an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing and ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks.
From 2001 to 2004, I was a research scientist at Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC). Since 2008, I also held an adjunct professorship (Foreign PhD Advisor) at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. I got my Ph.D. degree from EECS, UC Berkeley in 2001; got my Master (1996) and Bachelor (1993) degrees from Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.