Former managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, Dr. Harry Shum, after leading Bing product development for several years as a Corporate Vice President, has taken the new role of Microsoft Executive Vice President, Technology and Research.
Dr. Shum is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. He served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and was a Program Chair of the International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV) 2007. Dr. Shum has published more than 100 papers in computer vision, computer graphics, pattern recognition, statistical learning, and robotics. He holds more than 50 U.S. patents.
Dr. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996 where he worked in Redmond, WA as a researcher on computer vision and computer graphics. In 1999, Shum moved to Beijing to help start Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). His tenure there began as a research manager and subsequently moved up to Assistant Managing Director, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, Distinguished Engineer, and Corporate Vice President. In 2007, Shum became Microsoft Corporate Vice President responsible for Bing product development. In 2013, he took on the responsibilities of Microsoft Executive Vice President including oversight of Microsoft Research.
Dr. Shum received a doctorate in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending quality time with his family.