Portrait of Michael Zeng

Michael Zeng

Partner Research Manager


Michael Zeng (曾南山) is a Partner Research Manager in Cloud and AI. He leads the Speech and Dialogue Research Group.

His current research interests focus on the following areas:

  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Automatic and distributed machine learning for Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing
  • Multimodal human computer interaction and intelligent agents

He joined Microsoft in 1997, and worked on IE, SQL server, Windows, Bing, and Cloud & AI. In 2006, he joined Microsoft STC Asia as one of the founding members, and helped grow it from a small team to a R&D power house of over 1600 scientists and engineers in 2018. He held different key leadership positions, and was responsible for managing and directing teams in Speech, Natural Language Processing, Bing, Cortana, and Cloud & AI infrastructure. He returned back to US to lead the Speech and Dialogue Research Group in December 2018.