Portrait of Mei Chen

Mei Chen

Principal Research Manager


Mei Chen is a Principal Researcher Manager at Microsoft Cloud & AI. She leads the ROAR (Responsible & OpenAi Research) team that develops state-of-the-art multimodal multilingual content moderation technology that is context-aware and culturally sensitive to serve diverse customer needs. From 2018 to 2020, she served as Chief Science Advisor to the Corporate Vice President for Computer Vision.

She was an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Albany from 2014 to 2018. From 2011 to 2014, she built and led the Intel Science and Technology Center on Embedded Computing (ISTC-EC) hosted at Carnegie Mellon University, driving research along collaborative perception, real time machine learning, robotics, and embedded architecture among seven universities including CMU, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Penn State, UC Berkeley, UIUC, UPenn, and UW. Previously she held researcher and research lead positions at Intel Labs, Hewlett Packard Labs, and SRI Sarnoff Corporation.

Mei’s work in computer vision and biomedical image analysis has been nominated finalists for six Best Paper Awards and won three. She holds over 20 patents granted by the USPTO. Her research in computational photography was successfully transferred to five hardware and software products that went to market. She earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and a M.S. and B.S. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.