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Harry Shum
Managing Director;
Chief Scientist, Microsoft Research Asia

Harry Shum received his Ph.D. in robotics from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He worked as a researcher for three years in the vision technology group at Microsoft Research Redmond. In 1999, he moved to Microsoft Research Asia where he is currently the Managing Director. His research interests include computer vision, computer graphics, human computer interaction, pattern recognition, statistical learning and robotics. He is on the editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), and Graphical Models. He is the General Co-Chair of Tenth International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2005 Beijing).

Data-Centric Computing: Controlling Your Information

The past ten years have brought about an explosion in the amount of digital data in the world. The Internet has grown from a few million to hundreds of billions of documents. Average PC hard drives have increased from a few megabytes to hundreds of gigabytes. Even small devices like key chains, watches, and phones have now become rich data stores that we depend on daily and because of the effectiveness of Internet Search, user expectations for accessing, organizing, understanding, and easily working with all this data has never been greater. In this talk, learn about Microsoft Research Asia¡¯s vision for data-centric computing and see the technology we are creating to put you in control of the information you depend on.

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