Wei Chen (陈 卫) is a Senior Researcher in the Theory Group of Microsoft Research Asia.
My main research interests include social and information networks, online learning, algorithmic game theory, Internet economics, distributed computing, and fault tolerance. I have been serving on the PCs or Senior PCs of the top data mining and database conferences, such as KDD, WSDM, WWW, SDM, SIGMOD, ICDE, etc. I am a member of the Big Data Task Force of Chinese Computer Federation.
I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University and Adjunct Researcher in the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In IIIS Tsinghua, I teach a Distributed Computing course to undergraduate students in the Tsinghua Xuetang Special Pilot CS Class adminstrated by the Institute of Interdisciplinary Information Science, headed by Turing Award Winner Prof. Andrew Yao. I also coordinate between MSRA and IIIS on student curriculum, research practices, and co-supervise graduate students of IIIS.
I obtained my bachelor and master degrees from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, and my Ph.D degree from the Department of Computer Science, Cornell University. I worked for Oracle Corporation before joining MSRA.
I served as the captain of Tsinghua University Varsity soccer team, which won Beijing Inter-collegiate Championship twice in 1992 and 1993. I also served as the captain of the “Tsinghua Veterans” soccer team in North America, which won the championship title of the Annual North America Chinese Soccer Tournament twice in 1996 and 1997. I am now a team member of Tsinghua Ling Pao alumni soccer team, which won the Championship of 2012 Tsinghua Alumni Cup and the Championship of 2013 Beijing Intercollegiate Alumni Cup.