Microsoft Research Asia
Ms. Lolan Song is a Senior Director at Microsoft Research Asia responsible for academic collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region.
As Microsoft's fundamental research arm in the Asia Pacific region, building long-term and mutually beneficial relations with academia is vital to Microsoft Research. Lolan Song leads a regional team with members based in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan engaging universities, research institutes, and certain relevant government agencies. She establishes strategies and directions, identifies business opportunities; designs various programs and projects, and manages a multi-million dollar budget and operation. Her team works with students, researchers, faculty members, and university administrators to build strong partnership and also works closely with the groups at Microsoft Research Asia.
Lolan Song joined Microsoft in Redmond Washington in 1994 as a systems engineer. She worked in Tokyo Japan for more than 5 years and in Redmond United States for 5 years before moved to Beijing China in 2004. Prior to her current role, Lolan Song worked in various positions at Microsoft ranging from systems engineer for business applications, IT manager for the Asia-Pacific region, senior program manager for a large-scale data mining system, to the business manager for a global technical online community program. Before joining Microsoft, Lolan Song worked on software development for companies of small start-up and large health insurance in the United States.