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Guobin Wu

Guobin Wu
RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER 2
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Guobin Wu is a research program manager at Microsoft Research (MSR) Connections Asia. He is responsible for MSR Asia academic research partnerships in below universities and institutes: Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Nanjing University (NJU), Southeast University (SEU), Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and South China University of Technology (SCUT). From 2011, he is the lead of research collaboration theme on Kinect for Windows in Asia. From 2013, he is the lead of research collaboration theme on Windows Azure in China. He is also responsible for talent programs in MSR Asia including Microsoft Technology Club in 30 Chinese universities, Pre-PhD program and Joint PhD program.

He joined MSR Asia in September 2010. Prior to working at MSR Asia, Guobin was a technical staff in embedded software filed. Guobin received his Ph.D. in networking broadcasting system at USTC.

Primary Interests

· Kinect for Windows- I was the lead of this theme in China from 2011. Organized Kinect for Windows workshop in 2011, Kinect breakout session in Asia Faculty Summit 2012 and Kinect in CCF ADL. Please see collaboration project in the link. I also worked with two technical engineers to publish Kinect for Windows development book in Chinese version. I am the lead of this theme in Asia from 2013. Besides, I led a lighthouse project "Kinect-based sign language translation" from 2012-2013. 

· e-Science- I was the lead of this theme in Asia from 2011 to 2012. Collaborating with CAS and other key universities to identify research collaboration in this field leveraging of Microsoft Technology such as Azure, Windows Phone and Kinect for Windows. I also facilitated CAS to translate “The Forth Paradigm” in Chinese version. In 2012, we worked with CAS to accelerate Azure collaboration plan on e-Science filed in China and will collaborate with CAS to organize 2013 Microsoft eScience workshop and IEEE 2013 e-Science conference in Beijing.

· Microsoft Technology Club- I was responsible for this program from 2010. Microsoft Technology Club is a student community program that promotes advanced technology through education, practice, and innovation. There are currently 30 technology clubs in China with approximately ten thousand members. Microsoft Technology Club membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of topics at participating universities. Microsoft Research Asia provides technology and other support to the program.

· MSRA Pre-PhD program- I was in charge of the program from 2010. To discover, secure, and foster outstanding undergraduate students at the early stage, we build MSRA Undergraduate Program collaborating with leading universities in China. The program provides 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students 6-12 months internship opportunities at MSRA.

· MSRA Joint PhD program- I was in charge of the program from 2011. To discover, secure, and foster outstanding PhD students, especially young research talent, we build MSRA Joint PhD Program collaborating with leading universities in China. The program provides PhD students 4-5 years internship opportunities at MSRA with world-class research training and supervision. The student t will receive university’s PhD degree after graduation. Through this program, we contribute high-quality PhD to academy and industry. More than 150 young talents from 14 top Chinese universities have benefited from the program since its inception in 2003.