Harry Shum is the corporate vice president responsible for search product development at Microsoft Corporation (Bing). Previously he oversaw the research activities at Microsoft Research Asia and the lab's collaborations with universities in the Asia Pacific region, and was responsible for the Internet Services Research Center, an applied research organization dedicated to long-term and short-term technology investments in search and advertising at Microsoft. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996, as a researcher based in Redmond, Washington. He moved to Beijing as one of the founding members of Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). There he began a nine-year tenure as a research manager, subsequently moving on to become assistant managing director, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, Distinguished Engineer and Corporate Vice President. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions on computer vision and computer graphics. Shum received a doctorate in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.