Wei-Ge Chen is now a software architect in the Advanced Development Team at Microsoft Research Redmond. His technical interests cover areas of multimedia (audio/video/ speech) signal processing such as enhancement and compression, etc., algorithm optimization, software prototyping and optimization.

Previously, he was the founding member of the audio codec development team at Microsoft and jointly developed the Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec with Microsoft Research. From there, he was responsible for the design and development of a range of audio codecs including WMA Voice, WMA Professional, WMA Lossless, Microsoft RTAudio, and WMA Professional LBR. Prior to joining MSR, he led the Windows Media codec team that assumed the overall responsibilities of Microsoft’s media processing offerings such as WMA, AEC, WMV/VC-1, HDPhoto/JPEG-XR, MPEG2, AAC, H.264 and PlayFX. Since joining Microsoft in 1995, he has shipped code on many products such as Windows NT, Netshow, Windows 2000, Windows Media Technology, Windows Media Player, Windows XP, Window Vista, Xbox, Windows Mobile, Office Communicator, and Silverlight, etc.

He holds more than 40 issued patents, over 50 pending and has published over 20 articles in journals and conferences. He was once an active participant of MPEG Video group during the MPEG4 Part 2 effort and was one of the primary authors of the reference software. He received B.S. from Beijing University in 1989 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Virginia in 1995.