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Harry SHUM
Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia
Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

As Microsoft Research Asia's managing director, Harry Shum oversees all research activities and collaboration with universities in the Asia-Pacific region. He also holds the title of Microsoft Corporation Distinguished Engineer.

An Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, Shum serves on the editorial boards of both the Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and International Journal of Computer Vision. He was general co-chair of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision in Beijing in 2005. Shum has published more than 100 papers in fields such as computer vision, computer graphics, pattern recognition, statistical learning, and robotics. He holds more than 20 U.S. patents.

After joining Microsoft in Redmond, Washington in 1996, Shum was a researcher for Microsoft Research, focusing on computer vision and computer graphics. In 1999, Shum moved to Beijing to help start Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). Before taking the helm as managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, he held a number of senior positions, including research manager, senior researcher, and assistant managing director. In 2006, Shum was named a Microsoft Corporation Distinguished Engineer, and lauded for technical leadership and contributions to the company.

Shum received a doctorate in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, an MS from Hong Kong University, and a BS from Southeast University in China.

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Research 2.0

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