Portrait of Tim Pan

Tim Pan

Senior Director of Outreach


Dr. Tim Pan is the senior outreach director of Microsoft Research Asia, responsible for the lab’s academic and industrial collaborations in the Asia-Pacific region. Tim Pan leads a regional team with members based in China, Japan, and Korea engaging universities, research institutes, industrial partners and certain relevant government agencies. He establishes strategies and directions, identifies business opportunities, and designs various programs and projects that strengthen partnership between Microsoft Research and academia or industry.

Tim Pan earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry and has co-founded two technology companies. Tim has a great passion for talent fostering. He served as a board member of St. John’s University (Taiwan) for 10 years, offered college-level courses, and wrote a textbook about information security.